HST Ventures LLC Invests $2.20 Million in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

HST Ventures LLC acquired a new position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRUFree Report) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 32,010 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,199,000. TransUnion makes up about 0.8% of HST Ventures LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 29th largest holding.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its position in TransUnion by 1.6% in the first quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 13,272 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,372,000 after purchasing an additional 207 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. lifted its stake in TransUnion by 52.4% in the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 8,374 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $865,000 after acquiring an additional 2,880 shares during the last quarter. Roundview Capital LLC lifted its stake in TransUnion by 1.3% in the first quarter. Roundview Capital LLC now owns 20,949 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,165,000 after acquiring an additional 272 shares during the last quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC lifted its stake in TransUnion by 50.9% in the first quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 6,551 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $673,000 after acquiring an additional 2,211 shares during the last quarter. Finally, MetLife Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in TransUnion in the first quarter valued at $1,000,000.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

TRU has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. StockNews.com upgraded shares of TransUnion from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Truist Financial raised their target price on shares of TransUnion from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised their target price on shares of TransUnion from $57.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Jefferies Financial Group raised their target price on shares of TransUnion from $75.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of TransUnion from $76.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $77.64.

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TransUnion Price Performance

TRU stock traded down $0.82 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $76.95. The stock had a trading volume of 2,776,655 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,667,933. The company has a current ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 1.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $42.09 and a 52 week high of $82.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.93 billion, a P/E ratio of -51.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.61. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $72.87 and a 200 day simple moving average of $68.09.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRUGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The business services provider reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.08. TransUnion had a negative net margin of 7.50% and a positive return on equity of 13.58%. The firm had revenue of $954.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $927.04 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.70 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 3.3 EPS for the current year.

TransUnion Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.105 per share. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 6th. TransUnion’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -28.19%.

Insider Activity at TransUnion

In related news, EVP Timothy J. Martin sold 12,000 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.59, for a total transaction of $943,080.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 54,522 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,284,883.98. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.22% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About TransUnion

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TransUnion operates as a global consumer credit reporting agency that provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Markets, International, and Consumer Interactive. The U.S. Markets segment provides consumer reports, actionable insights, and analytic services to businesses, which uses 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 mitigate fraud risk.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

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