TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) is -45.18% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $64.27 and a high of $120.91 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The TRU stock was last observed hovering at around $65.50 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.5% off its average median price target of $90.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 40.37% off the consensus price target high of $109.00 offered by 19 analysts, but current levels are 9.72% higher than the price target low of $72.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $65.00, the stock is -12.38% and -17.34% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.33 million and changing -0.76% at the moment leaves the stock -29.21% off its SMA200. TRU registered -43.17% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -36.70%.
The stock witnessed a -18.04% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -16.39%, and is -7.25% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.74% over the week and 2.65% over the month.
TransUnion (TRU) has around 10200 employees, a market worth around $12.86B and $3.31B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 51.96 and Fwd P/E is 15.75. Profit margin for the company is 38.50%. Distance from 52-week low is 1.14% and -46.24% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (4.60%).
TransUnion (TRU) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for TransUnion (TRU) is a “Overweight”. 19 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.20, where 7 rate it as a Hold and 4 think it is a “Overweight”. 8 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
TransUnion is expected to release its quarterly report on 10/25/2022.The EPS is expected to grow by 20.60% this year
TransUnion (TRU) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 192.50M, and float is at 191.88M with Short Float at 1.37%.
TransUnion (TRU) Insider Activity
A total of 19 insider transactions have happened at TransUnion (TRU) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 3 and purchases happening 16 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Cartwright Christopher A, the company’s President and CEO. SEC filings show that Cartwright Christopher A bought 25,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Aug 04 at a price of $79.42 per share for a total of $1.99 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 0.23 million shares.
TransUnion disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jun 13 that BOSWORTH WILLIAM (Director) sold a total of 405 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jun 13 and was made at $78.72 per share for $31882.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 5399.0 shares of the TRU stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 30, Cello Todd M (EVP & CFO) disposed off 244 shares at an average price of $105.00 for $25620.0. The insider now directly holds 73,442 shares of TransUnion (TRU).
TransUnion (TRU): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (JKHY) that is trading 12.17% up over the past 12 months and Forrester Research Inc. (FORR) that is -23.87% lower over the same period.