TransUnion (TRU) Shares Sold by Barings LLC
Barings LLC lowered its holdings in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 43.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,000 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $373,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the second quarter worth $106,000. Roundview Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the first quarter worth $223,000. IBM Retirement Fund acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the first quarter worth $225,000. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the first quarter worth $245,000. Finally, Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion in the first quarter worth $253,000. Institutional investors own 99.40% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Bank of America upped their price target on shares of TransUnion from $76.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 25th. Barclays upped their price target on shares of TransUnion from $75.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $80.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Atlantic Securities downgraded shares of TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $77.00 to $82.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $74.79.
TransUnion stock opened at $75.05 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 1.59 and a current ratio of 1.59. The firm has a market cap of $13.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.34 and a beta of 0.69. TransUnion has a one year low of $41.07 and a one year high of $75.99.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. The business services provider reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $563.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $540.86 million. TransUnion had a net margin of 21.00% and a return on equity of 21.06%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.47 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that TransUnion will post 2.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.075 per share. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.40%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 21st. TransUnion’s payout ratio is 17.54%.
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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