West Oak Capital LLC cut its stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 48.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 700 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 650 shares during the period. West Oak Capital LLC’s holdings in TransUnion were worth $51,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. CENTRAL TRUST Co acquired a new position in TransUnion during the 2nd quarter valued at $54,000. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. boosted its stake in shares of TransUnion by 9.7% during the second quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 61,899 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,550,000 after buying an additional 5,467 shares during the period. Chicago Capital LLC raised its holdings in TransUnion by 1.1% during the second quarter. Chicago Capital LLC now owns 282,416 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $20,760,000 after purchasing an additional 3,152 shares in the last quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC raised its holdings in TransUnion by 70.4% during the second quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC now owns 8,457 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $622,000 after purchasing an additional 3,493 shares in the last quarter. Finally, DNB Asset Management AS raised its holdings in TransUnion by 12.7% during the second quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 28,949 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,128,000 after purchasing an additional 3,253 shares in the last quarter.
TRU has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Goosehead Insurance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NXP Semiconductors in a research note on Sunday, May 5th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of United Parcel Service in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on shares of CoStar Group to $650.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 24th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SAGE Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, July 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $79.42.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.08. TransUnion had a net margin of 12.84% and a return on equity of 22.94%. The company had revenue of $661.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $644.73 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.62 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that TransUnion will post 2.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, EVP John T. Danaher sold 4,318 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.54, for a total transaction of $283,001.72. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 69,491 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,554,440.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CAO Timothy Elberfeld sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.00, for a total transaction of $187,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 202,782 shares of company stock valued at $16,116,913. Corporate insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.
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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