Analysts Anticipate TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) to Announce $0.98 EPS

Wall Street analysts expect TransUnion (NYSE:TRUGet Rating) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.98 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Ten analysts have provided estimates for TransUnion’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.90 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.03. TransUnion posted earnings per share of $0.96 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 2.1%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that TransUnion will report full year earnings of $3.97 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.89 to $4.08. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $4.63 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.45 to $4.89. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow TransUnion.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRUGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The business services provider reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $921.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $910.55 million. TransUnion had a return on equity of 18.53% and a net margin of 39.90%. The business’s revenue was up 31.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.84 earnings per share.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barclays lowered their price objective on TransUnion from $115.00 to $105.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 22nd. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lowered their price objective on TransUnion from $124.00 to $114.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price objective on TransUnion from $140.00 to $124.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 23rd. TheStreet lowered TransUnion from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, March 21st. Finally, Truist Financial lowered TransUnion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $105.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, January 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, TransUnion presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $113.38.

In other TransUnion news, EVP Heather J. Russell sold 2,867 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.76, for a total value of $260,208.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Suzanne Patricia Clark purchased 277 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 25th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $90.35 per share, for a total transaction of $25,026.95. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 6,515 shares of company stock worth $583,714. Insiders own 0.22% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. UMB Bank N A MO acquired a new stake in shares of TransUnion during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $26,000. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp acquired a new position in TransUnion in the 4th quarter valued at $30,000. Standard Family Office LLC acquired a new position in TransUnion in the 4th quarter valued at $30,000. KB Financial Partners LLC acquired a new position in TransUnion in the 4th quarter valued at $31,000. Finally, Riverview Trust Co purchased a new stake in shares of TransUnion during the 1st quarter valued at $32,000. 97.36% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of TRU stock traded up $3.00 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $85.31. The company had a trading volume of 1,386,029 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,558,698. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.79 and a current ratio of 1.79. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $92.01 and a 200-day moving average of $101.85. The company has a market capitalization of $16.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.60, a PEG ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 1.40. TransUnion has a 12-month low of $79.02 and a 12-month high of $125.35.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 27th will be given a dividend of $0.095 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 26th. This represents a $0.38 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.45%. TransUnion’s dividend payout ratio is currently 5.61%.

TransUnion Company Profile (Get Rating)

TransUnion 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 analytics to 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 mitigate fraud risk.

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