TransUnion (TRU): Checking the Fundamentals and Technical Reports

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TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) changes shares on Wednesday trading session, with a change of 0.22% or $0.19 shares. The trading starts at $87.92 and closed at $87.45 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $87.27 and day high was $88.285 on Wednesday, August 05. After the session, the Industrials sector daily volume shifted to 0.66 million while its average volume is 1.19M. In other hand, the TRU market cap reached to $16.85B. While, its current target price is $98.12.

On May 20, 2020, U.S. borrowers in hardship jumped in April: study. According to the news reported on Reuters, The number of U.S. borrowers seeking help on mortgages, credit cards and auto loans jumped between March and April in the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a TransUnion study released on Wednesday showed.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -5.00% and up 1.55% for month. Its quarterly performance was 11.96% above, while its half year performance is down -7.57%. TRU yearly performance stood at positive 9.32% and rise 2.37% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for TransUnion is 2.10.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. TRU EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 1.63. EPS for this year is 23.40%, while for the next year its value is 3.20. Sales growth for the current quarter is 5.35 while its EPS Q/Q reached -34.70%. It has an EPS of 78.70% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 10.05%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on TRU for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 11 of 18 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 1 as underweight and 5 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $79.00 – $110.00. Average target price for TRU was reached at $98.31.

Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Blackrock Inc. are the top three holders in TransUnion (TRU) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc has 31.44 million shares which valued 2.08 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 17.55 million shares which valued at 1.16 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has a total of 15.86 million shares which valued at 1.05 billion. In the end, Blackrock Inc. have 8.34% shares outstanding of TransUnion (TRU) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.50% and institutional holding shifted to 99.90%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 1.63. According to the most recent quarter report on (Sep 2020), 14 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.73, while 0.76 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for TRU published in the report was $0.69 – $0.76 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.76 which is higher than 0.66 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for TRU rise 4.49% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -0.40% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -0.03%. The moving average value for TransUnion (TRU) is 2.47M and 1.52% for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in TRU stock. On Aug 03, Martin Timothy J, EVP – Global Solutions, sold 3,000 trading shares at the cost of $89.23, which valued at 0.27 million. On Aug 03, Cello Todd M, EVP & CFO, sold 7,000 shares at the cost of $89.23, with total shares of 42,622. On Jul 22, MAULDIN RICHARD DANE, EVP – Operations, sold 1,500 shares at the cost of 90.00. After this transaction, MAULDIN RICHARD DANE total shares reached to 19,476 which valued at 0.14 million.