TransUnion (TRU) Holdings Cut by Chicago Equity Partners LLC

TransUnion (TRU) Holdings Cut by Chicago Equity Partners LLC

Chicago Equity Partners LLC lowered its position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 45.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,105 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 3,360 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $233,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Schmidt P J Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,962 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $623,000 after buying an additional 175 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 22,727 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,290,000 after buying an additional 183 shares during the last quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 21.6% in the fourth quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC now owns 1,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $88,000 after buying an additional 275 shares during the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 11,230 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $637,000 after buying an additional 405 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of TransUnion by 39.2% in the fourth quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 1,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 524 shares during the last quarter.

In other news, insider James M. Peck sold 2,327 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.14, for a total transaction of $149,253.78. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 335,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $21,502,486.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP David E. Wojczynski sold 9,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 43,384 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,860,740.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 213,041 shares of company stock valued at $13,777,553. Corporate insiders own 1.18% of the company’s stock.

TransUnion stock traded up $0.07 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $65.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,446,605 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,524,767. 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. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.53. TransUnion has a twelve month low of $52.15 and a twelve month high of $79.48.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 14th. The business services provider reported $0.66 EPS 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 firm had revenue of $624.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $622.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 23.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 2.35 earnings per share for the current year.

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

A number of analysts recently issued reports on TRU shares. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, December 21st. Deutsche Bank dropped their price target on shares of TransUnion from $87.00 to $55.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, January 14th. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and issued a $72.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, January 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. TransUnion currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $74.00.

TransUnion Company Profile

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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