TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total value of $70,000.00. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 13,062 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $914,340. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.
Timothy Elberfeld also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Thursday, February 28th, Timothy Elberfeld sold 1,789 shares of TransUnion stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total value of $116,285.00.
NYSE TRU opened at $70.95 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.71, a PEG ratio of 4.30 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.53. TransUnion has a 1-year low of $52.15 and a 1-year high of $79.48.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $624.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $622.98 million. TransUnion had a return on equity of 22.59% and a net margin of 11.93%. TransUnion’s revenue was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 2.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 7th were given a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 6th. TransUnion’s dividend payout ratio is currently 12.99%.
TRU has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, December 31st. Morgan Stanley set a $66.00 price objective on TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, December 21st. Deutsche Bank cut their price objective on TransUnion from $87.00 to $55.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, January 14th. Finally, Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $74.00.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC grew its position in TransUnion by 23,038.6% in the 1st quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 26,378 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,763,000 after acquiring an additional 26,264 shares in the last quarter. DNB Asset Management AS grew its position in TransUnion by 6.2% in the 1st quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 25,696 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,718,000 after acquiring an additional 1,509 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. grew its position in TransUnion by 77.8% in the 4th quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 954,227 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $54,200,000 after acquiring an additional 417,530 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new position in TransUnion in the 4th quarter valued at about $132,399,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in TransUnion by 8.0% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 600,681 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $34,116,000 after acquiring an additional 44,677 shares in the last quarter.
TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International, and Consumer Interactive. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, and analytical and decisioning services for businesses. These businesses use its services to acquire new customers; assess consumer ability to pay for services; identify cross-selling opportunities; measure and manage debt portfolio risk; collect debt; verify consumer identities; and investigate potential fraud.
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