TransUnion (TRU) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.71-1.76 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.58. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.835-1.85 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.83 billion.TransUnion also updated its Q1 guidance to $0.38-0.39 EPS.

Several research firms have recently commented on TRU. RBC Capital Markets set a $39.00 price target on shares of TransUnion and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Saturday, January 21st. Barclays PLC restated a buy rating and issued a $38.00 price target on shares of TransUnion in a report on Wednesday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of TransUnion from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, December 7th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of TransUnion from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating and boosted their price target for the company from $37.00 to $38.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a buy rating on shares of TransUnion in a report on Thursday, December 8th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $35.80.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up 6.82% on Tuesday, hitting $36.47. 597,339 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $6.67 billion, a PE ratio of 73.98 and a beta of 0.38. The company’s 50 day moving average is $32.13 and its 200-day moving average is $32.13. TransUnion has a 52-week low of $21.02 and a 52-week high of $37.27.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 14th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.09. TransUnion had a return on equity of 16.65% and a net margin of 5.46%. The business earned $436 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $427.44 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.31 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that TransUnion will post $1.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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TransUnion Company Profile

TransUnion, formerly TransUnion Holding Company, Inc, is a risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. The Company operates through three segments: US Information Services (USIS), International and Consumer Interactive. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decisioning capabilities to businesses.

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