Jefferies lifts TransUnion [TRU] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

TransUnion [NYSE: TRU] gained 1.85% on the last trading session, reaching $112.47 price per share at the time. The company report on June 24, 2021 that Weakness in Auto Insurance Offset by Continued Positive Property Insurance Trends.

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New TransUnion report reveals the personal lines insurance marketplace shows signs of returning to pre-pandemic levels.

As the U.S. economy begins to recover from the pandemic that has gripped the world for the past year, new data from TransUnion’s (NYSE: TRU) Personal Lines Insurance Shopping Report shows that property insurance shopping is growing at a robust rate. Conversely, auto insurance has lagged behind 2020 levels during much of the first quarter of 2021.

TransUnion represents 190.90 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $21.13 billion with the latest information. TRU stock price has been found in the range of $110.41 to $112.88.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.15M shares, TRU reached a trading volume of 638719 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about TransUnion [TRU]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for TRU shares is $117.14 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on TRU stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Jefferies have made an estimate for TransUnion shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 12, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 29, 2021, representing the official price target for TransUnion stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for TransUnion is set at 1.72, with the Price to Sales ratio for TRU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.61. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 8.06, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.32. Price to Free Cash Flow for TRU in the course of the last twelve months was 39.60 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.80.

Trading performance analysis for TRU stock

TransUnion [TRU] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.22. With this latest performance, TRU shares gained by 7.88% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 13.35% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 28.83% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for TRU stock in for the last two-week period is set at 65.53, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 69.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.71 for TransUnion [TRU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 107.02, while it was recorded at 110.33 for the last single week of trading, and 94.92 for the last 200 days.

TransUnion [TRU]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and TransUnion [TRU] shares currently have an operating margin of +22.37 and a Gross Margin at +52.58. TransUnion’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.63.

Return on Total Capital for TRU is now 9.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.77. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.34, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.76. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, TransUnion [TRU] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 138.81. Additionally, TRU Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 58.13, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 48.23. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 135.92, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 56.92.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, TransUnion [TRU] managed to generate an average of $41,854 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.70 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.TransUnion’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.80 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.

TransUnion [TRU]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for TRU. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for TransUnion go to 15.21%.

An analysis of insider ownership at TransUnion [TRU]

There are presently around $20,991 million, or 99.97% of TRU stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of TRU stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 21,090,099, which is approximately -14.869% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 16,961,365 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.91 billion in TRU stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.87 billion in TRU stock with ownership of nearly 10.408% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in TransUnion stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 216 institutional holders increased their position in TransUnion [NYSE:TRU] by around 23,025,916 shares. Additionally, 226 investors decreased positions by around 22,117,261 shares, while 60 investors held positions by with 141,494,727 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 186,637,904 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. TRU stock had 58 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,716,932 shares, while 74 institutional investors sold positions of 8,716,038 shares during the same period.

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