Are You Looking To Buy TransUnion (TRU)? First, Read This


TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) finished Friday with a subtraction of -$0.83 to close at $56.75, a downside of -1.44 percent. An average of 777,480 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.90 in the past week, and it reached a new high 1 time over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,430,050 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,470,694.

TRU stock has decreased by -10.03% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $54.51 on 12/22/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/03/22, shares of the company touched a low of $50.32 and a high of $120.36 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 1 time so far this year and lost -52.14% or -$61.83 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -52.85% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

TRU stock investors should be aware that TransUnion (TRU) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 201 days ago on Aug 04. In this transaction, the insider spent $31,882. EVP & CFO, Cello Todd M, disposed of 244 shares at a price of $105.00 on Mar 30. The insider now owns more than $25,620 worth of shares. Prior to that, EVP & CFO Cello Todd M went on to Sale 148 shares at $105.00 each on Mar 29. An amount of $15,540 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

TransUnion (TRU) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 53.69. The stock’s beta is 1.30. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.12, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 2.70.

The company has a payout ratio of 6.00%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.1050 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Thursday August 11 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of TransUnion for the three months ended September 29 was 1.70, and the current ratio was 1.70, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.43 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.45 for the quarter ending September 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.97 billion compared to revenue of $2.96 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended September 29, TransUnion had $5.78 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $79.2 million in the quarter, while revenues of $95.6 million were shrunk -44.19%. The analyst consensus anticipated TransUnion’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.91 per share, but it turned out to be $0.93, a 2.20% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $299.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $192.7 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at TransUnion (TRU) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 30 December was 45.59%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 36.97%.

As of today, TRU’s price is $56.21 +1.61% or $0.90 from its 5-day moving average. TRU is currently trading -9.16% lower than its 20-day SMA and -27.58% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +1.43% above the SMA50 and -44.90% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 15.65% and 12.36%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 2.16. With the 14-day stochastic at 19.51% and the average true range at 2.22, the RSI (14) stands at 45.33%. The stock has reached -0.02 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.46.

Analyst Ratings

Barclays downgraded TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) to a an Equal weight rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Overweight.

What is TRU’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $62.00 and $95.00, with a median target of $76.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for TransUnion (TRU) stock is $75.35.


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