TransUnion (TRU) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.4540639429362 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of TransUnion (TRU) traded down $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $55.91. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 500,463 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,394,520. TransUnion has a 12 month low of $30.39 and a 12 month high of $56.77. The company has a quick ratio of 1.84, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. The company has a market cap of $10,252.05, a P/E ratio of 33.26, a PEG ratio of 3.29 and a beta of 0.64.

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

TRU has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 18th. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on TransUnion in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 target price on the stock. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $56.30.

In other news, CFO Todd M. Cello sold 4,110 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.97, for a total transaction of $217,706.70. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 21,963 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,380.11. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider James M. Peck sold 215,381 shares of the company’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 sale, the insider now owns 402,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $22,048,396.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 4,630,406 shares of company stock worth $243,995,475 in the last three months. 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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