TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP David E. Wojczynski sold 9,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.94, for a total transaction of $593,460.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 43,384 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,860,740.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

TRU stock opened at $65.13 on Friday. TransUnion has a twelve month low of $52.15 and a twelve month high of $79.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.53. The company has a market cap of $12.11 billion, a PE ratio of 28.19, a P/E/G ratio of 3.53 and a beta of 0.95.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.09. TransUnion had a net margin of 11.93% and a return on equity of 22.59%. The business had revenue of $624.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $622.98 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.50 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 2.35 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 22nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 7th will be given a dividend of $0.075 per share. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 6th. TransUnion’s payout ratio is currently 12.99%.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in TRU. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 12.6% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 94,995 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $6,985,000 after buying an additional 10,628 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 19.3% during the 3rd quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 12,979 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $957,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares in the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new position in shares of TransUnion during the 3rd quarter valued at $571,000. Private Advisor Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of TransUnion during the 3rd quarter valued at $257,000. Finally, Comerica Bank lifted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 166.8% during the 3rd quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 22,403 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,472,000 after buying an additional 14,006 shares in the last quarter.

Several analysts have issued reports on TRU shares. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, December 7th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Friday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of 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 shares of TransUnion and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $74.00.

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About TransUnion

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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