Gulf International Bank UK Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 48,950 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,690,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in TransUnion by 17.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,731,758 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $421,483,000 after purchasing an additional 1,458,148 shares in the last quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C raised its position in TransUnion by 43.6% during the 2nd quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 8,359,334 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $362,043,000 after purchasing an additional 2,536,898 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its position in TransUnion by 25.8% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,589,877 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $328,718,000 after purchasing an additional 1,557,572 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in TransUnion by 49.1% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,841,716 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $209,693,000 after purchasing an additional 1,594,833 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Egerton Capital UK LLP raised its position in TransUnion by 114.8% during the 3rd quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 4,574,259 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $216,179,000 after purchasing an additional 2,444,617 shares in the last quarter.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on TRU. Zacks Investment Research lowered TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. SunTrust Banks lifted their target price on TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $54.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, October 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $57.55.

TransUnion (NYSE TRU) opened at $57.15 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $10,303.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.43, a PEG ratio of 2.91 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.84 and a quick ratio of 1.84. TransUnion has a 1 year low of $31.38 and a 1 year high of $57.56.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. research analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider James M. Peck sold 215,381 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.80, for a total value of $11,802,878.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 402,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,048,396.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 18,864 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.41, for a total value of $988,662.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 239,313 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,542,394.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 4,630,224 shares of company stock valued at $243,986,497. Corporate insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

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TransUnion Company Profile

TransUnion is a risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. The Company provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision capabilities to businesses. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International and Consumer Interactive.

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