Duality Advisers LP Acquires Shares of 8,277 TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

Duality Advisers LP acquired a new stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRUGet Rating) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 8,277 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $492,000.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of TRU. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 37.8% during the 2nd quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 30,760,159 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,460,505,000 after buying an additional 8,437,641 shares in the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 94.7% during the 3rd quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 2,301,642 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $136,925,000 after buying an additional 1,119,469 shares in the last quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. raised its stake in shares of TransUnion by 82,863.6% during the 3rd quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. now owns 735,887 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $43,776,000 after buying an additional 735,000 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its holdings in shares of TransUnion by 6.4% in the 2nd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 8,950,730 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $715,968,000 after acquiring an additional 538,979 shares during the period. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of TransUnion by 82.7% in the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,181,185 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $94,483,000 after acquiring an additional 534,533 shares during the period. 95.02% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

TransUnion Trading Down 0.2 %

Shares of TRU opened at $69.66 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.66 and a beta of 1.30. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $61.28 and its 200 day simple moving average is $66.87. TransUnion has a twelve month low of $50.32 and a twelve month high of $105.23.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRUGet Rating) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.01. TransUnion had a return on equity of 15.58% and a net margin of 34.48%. The business had revenue of $938.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $944.27 million. On average, equities research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 3.34 earnings per share for the current year.

TransUnion Announces Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 17th were given a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 16th. TransUnion’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 6.54%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on TRU shares. Barclays cut TransUnion from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $70.00 to $65.00 in a report on Friday, December 2nd. StockNews.com cut TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 10th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lowered their price target on TransUnion from $101.00 to $71.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 18th. The Goldman Sachs Group lowered their price target on TransUnion from $85.00 to $74.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 27th. Finally, BNP Paribas initiated coverage on TransUnion in a report on Friday, January 6th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $64.50 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $83.57.

TransUnion Company Profile

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TransUnion engages in the provision of information and risk management solutions. It also provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision making capabilities to businesses. The firm operates through the following segments: U.S. Markets, International, Consumer Interactive, and Corporate.

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