Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. purchased a new position in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 21,060 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,153,000.

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Egerton Capital UK LLP increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 114.8% in the 3rd quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 4,574,259 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $216,179,000 after acquiring an additional 2,444,617 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 2.5% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,162,372 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $196,714,000 after acquiring an additional 99,733 shares in the last quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 80.4% in the 3rd quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 3,871,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $182,986,000 after acquiring an additional 1,725,300 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its stake in TransUnion by 20.1% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,584,349 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $122,136,000 after purchasing an additional 433,060 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership bought a new stake in TransUnion during the 3rd quarter valued at about $99,632,000.

In other news, EVP Christopher A. Cartwright sold 234,565 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.05, for a total value of $12,912,803.25. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 105,917 shares in the company, valued at $5,830,730.85. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO James M. Peck sold 200,000 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.74, for a total transaction of $10,948,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 402,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $22,024,255.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 796,007 shares of company stock valued at $43,622,682 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of TransUnion from $54.00 to $58.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on shares of TransUnion to $67.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Bank of America upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $58.55.

Shares of TransUnion (TRU) opened at $58.12 on Tuesday. TransUnion has a 12 month low of $34.11 and a 12 month high of $61.42. The firm has a market cap of $10,142.61, a PE ratio of 44.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a current ratio of 1.84.

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TransUnion 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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