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TransUnion [NYSE:TRU] share price, stock quote Analysis

What has the stock performance of TransUnion been like?
stock quote price chart

TransUnion's (NYSE:TRU) share price is 15.3% higher in the past 12 months and has outperformed the overall US TECH market which is 3.9% higher in the same timeframe. This equates to a 11.4% greater return over the period which puts the share price as an outperformer vs other US TECH companies.


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Analyst RatingS

What are analyst ratings for TransUnion?
Analyst Ratings
Analyst Ratings Change
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From 14 analysts that cover TransUnion's stock, the average rating is 3.9. This is a weighted average of 3 strong buys, 7 buys, 4 holds. This is 0.1 lower than a month ago which gives this factor a tea-score of 2/5.


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Insider Trades

What has TransUnion's insider trading been over the past year?
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TransUnion insider's have net been buying stock over the past 12 months, in the previous month insiders have been net buying. In fact the buy to sell ratio in the past month has been 50.0% which is 49.0% higher than the last 12 months buy to sell ratio. This put's TransUnion's Insiders in the top quintile vs their peers giving this factor a tea-score of 1/5.


What is the ownership of TransUnion stock?
ownership chart

For TransUnion, currently 102.1% of stock (1 billion shares) is owned by Institutions, 0.0% (802 million shares) is owned by Individuals, and 0.4% (2 million shares) is owned by company insiders. The CEO has a holding of 0.02% which is equivalent to 40 thousand shares with a market value of $129 million. This factor has a tea-score of 1/5.

Short Interest

What is the short interest for TransUnion stock?
short interest chart

As of 31 July 2019, the short interest for TransUnion has been 1.73% of the shares outstanding which is 32 billion shares. This is less than 1 month ago which had 2.00% of the shares outstanding which is 37 billion short interest in shares. This equals a tea-score of 4/5.


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Revenue & Earnings

What has TransUnion's revenue history been by year?
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TransUnion's revenue in the last 12 months ending 30 June 2019 is $2Bn. TransUnion's average revenue growth for the last 4 years has been 5.1% which is currently lower than their comps of 6.2%.

Free Cash Flow Yield Growth

What is TransUnion's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield chart

TransUnion's free cash flow yield is 3.5% and has grown from 4 years ago. The free cash flow yield for TransUnion 1 year ago was 3.2% and 3 years ago it was 3.4%.

Dividend History & yield

What has TransUnion's dividend payments been historically?
Dividend ($)
Dividend Yield (%)
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TransUnion pays dividends every 2 months and has done so since 02 April 2013. Dividends have been steadily decreasing over the past 4 years from $0.075 (dividend yield of 0.11%) to $0.075 today (yield of 0.11%).


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PE Ratio

What is TransUnion's PE ratio?
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TransUnion's PE ratio is 48.7x. This is calculated from their EPS of $2.02 and price per share of $82.27. TransUnion's PE ratio values the company cheaper than 80% of it's competitors giving this factor a tea-score of 4/5.

PEG Ratio

What is TransUnion's PEG ratio?
peg ratio

TransUnion's PEG ratio is 0.6x. This is calculated from their PE ratio of 48.7x and their last 12 months growth rate of 0.845%. This is more attractive than their competitors so the tea-score for this factor is 1/5.

Share Price / Book (PB Ratio)

What is TransUnion's PB ratio?
PB ratio

The PB ratio for TransUnion is 7.7x. This is more expensive than their competitors who have an average PB ratio of 4.2x. The tea-score is 5/5.

Free Cash Flow Yield

What is TransUnion's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield

TransUnion's free cash flow yield is 3.5% which is ranked 4.0/5 when compared to its competitors. This is calculated from a free cash flow of $468M (as reported for the 12 months ending 30 June 2019) divided by its current market capitalisation of $15Bn. The average free cash flow yield across TransUnion's comps is 8.1%.

Return On Investment (ROI)

What is TransUnion's return on investment (ROI)?
return on investment

TransUnion's return on investment is 16.8%. This is more profitable than its competitors.


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Assets vs Liabilities

What is TransUnion's current ratio (assets vs liabilities)?
assets vs liabilities

TransUnion's current ratio is calculated by (current assets) / (current liabilities) which equals 1.5x. This less attractive than their competitors and also worse than recommended for a healthy company.

Debt vs Equity

What is TransUnion's debt vs shareholder equity?
debt vs equity

TransUnion's debt to shareholder equity is 192.1%. This is worse than their competitors and also worse than advised for a well-managed balance sheet.

Dividend Payout Ratio

What is TransUnion's dividend payout ratio?
dividend payout ratio

TransUnion's dividend payout ratio calculated against their free cash flow is low at 10.8%. This is in quintile 4 when measured against their comps.


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What is the overall ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) rating for TransUnion?

TransUnion's has a poor overall ESG rating of nan/100. Their competitors have a score between nan and nan with the average at nan.

ESG Environmental

What the latest (ESG) environmental responsibility score for TransUnion vs their competitors?
ESG environmental
We can see here what the environmental consciousness of TransUnion is relative to other similar companies.

ESG Social

What the present (ESG) social responsibility score for TransUnion vs their peers?
ESG social
We can get a sense of what the social responsbility of TransUnion is when compared to other rival companies.

ESG Corporate Governance

What the current (ESG) corporate governance score for TransUnion vs their challengers?
ESG corporate governance
With this number we can understand what the corporate governance of TransUnion is when compared to it's peers.



What is the company description of TransUnion?
TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International, and Consumer Interactive. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, and analytical and decisioning services for businesses.

TransUnion [NYSE:TRU] Additional Q&A

Questions & Answers

What is the 52 week high for TransUnion stock quote?

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) hit a new 52-week high on 08 August 2019 at a price of $84.47 with 1,494,300 shares traded that day. This is 2.7% higher than than its current price of $82.27 and 60.9% higher than the 52-week low of $52.49 on 24 December 2018. Average daily volume traded has been 1 million shares over the past 3 months.

What is the highest price TransUnion stock has ever been?

The all-time highs for TransUnion stock were reached on 08 August 2019, 11 days ago at a price of $84.47. This equates to a market capitalisation of $15Bn. The highest price reached is 2.7% higher than the current price of $82.27 with a current market cap of $15Bn.

What is the beta of TransUnion stock?

TransUnion stock moves 1.3x the US TECH market average which makes its beta higher than the overall market.

What is the volatility of TransUnion (TRU) stock?

TransUnion's stock has an annual volatility of 28.0% which is more volatile than the average US TECH market volatility of 16.3% which has made it a less safe stock to own in the past vs just owning the index for investors aiming for lower portfolio volatility.

What have TransUnion's share buybacks been over the past year?

TransUnion is currently running a share-buyback program and in the past year alone the company has repurchased 104 million of shares outstanding at a total expense of $23Trn. In the same time frame the share price has moved 15.3% higher which is an outperformance of 11.4% vs the overall market. TransUnion still has $420Trn of cash remaining on their balance sheet.

Who owns the most TransUnion stock?

Barry White is the largest individual shareholder in TransUnion with 1 billion shares. He is an independent director of TransUnion. The largest institutional holder is T-Rowe and they own 53.4% of the issue size with 100 million shares. T-Rowe have been net buying shares over the last 12 months as they own 1 million more shares than a year ago.

When did TransUnion beat earnings expectations in the last 4 years?

In the past 4 quarters TransUnion has had 3 earnings beat's and 1 earnings miss's. The average earnings beat has been 12.1% and the average earnings miss has been 8.2%.

When is TransUnion's next earnings date and what are the expectations?

TransUnion is set to report earnings on 30 July 2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. Based on 14 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.12. Recent analyst revisions have been positive implying a potential EPS of $2.24.

What is TransUnion's upcoming earnings report expectations?

The earnings expectations for TransUnion's upcoming report on 30 July 2019 are from 14 analysts with an average EPS of $2.12. The lowest analyst rating is $2.01, the highest is $2.84. The most recent earnings revisions have been positive with a most recent estimate of $2.24.

What is TransUnion's earnings per share (EPS)?

TransUnion's latest earnings per share (EPS) was reported as $2.02 on 30 April 2019 for fiscal quarter ending March 2019. This is 11.0% higher than 12 months ago when they reported EPS of $1.82

What is TransUnion's dividend growth rate?

TransUnion's dividends have grown at 0.00% in the past year and an average growth of 0.00% over the past 4 years. This is lower then it's competitors 4-year average dividend growth of 4.1

What is TransUnion's dividend yield?

TransUnion's current dividend yield is 0.11%. This is calculated by taking the dividend's per share of $0.075 (the last payment which was on 22 May 2019) and dividing by the current share price of $82.27.

What is TransUnion's previous and next dividend date?

TransUnion's most recent dividend date was 22 May 2019 when the company paid $0.075 and the next dividend date is 07 August 2019 with an expected payment of $0.075.

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