KAMES CAPITAL plc lowered its stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 23.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,975 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 9,904 shares during the period. KAMES CAPITAL plc’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $1,811,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C lifted its holdings in shares of 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 during the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of 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 during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Egerton Capital UK LLP lifted its holdings in shares of 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 during the last quarter.
Several brokerages have recently commented on TRU. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on TransUnion to $60.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 target price on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Atlantic Securities raised TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given 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 $57.05 on Friday. 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 12-month low of $31.35 and a 12-month high of $57.38. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,410.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.88.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. The firm had revenue of $498.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $475.52 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current year.
In other TransUnion news, major shareholder Goldman Sachs Group Inc sold 3,698,137 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.25, for a total transaction of $193,227,658.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total value of $12,912,803.25. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 105,917 shares in the company, valued at $5,830,730.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 4,630,224 shares of company stock worth $243,986,497. 2.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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