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Is TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for TransUnion (TRU) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.74, or -1.14%, to $64.26. Volume reached 39,358 shares, with price reaching a high of $63.66 and a low of $63.66. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Canadian Digital Fraudsters Increasingly Target Insurance Industry in First Half of 2022.


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Stocks Info

TransUnion is listed on the NYSE in the Industrials sector while operating in the Consulting Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $63.66 and fluctuated between $64.78 as its day high and $62.81 as its day low. The current market capitalization of TransUnion is $12.59B. A total of 1.41 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.29M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, TRU has seen 7 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 57,209 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 40 BUYs and 20 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 373,756 shares during that period but sold 173,368.

In the most recent transaction, Cartwright Christopher A bought 25,000 shares of TRU for 79.42 per share on Aug 04. After the transaction, the President and CEO now owns 226,410 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 13, BOSWORTH WILLIAM sold 405 shares at 78.72 per share. TRU shares that Director owns now total 5,399.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Cello Todd M disposed of 244 shares on Mar 30 at a per-share price of $105.00. This resulted in the EVP & CFO holding 73,442 shares of TRU after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Cello Todd M sold 148 shares at $105.00 per share on Mar 29. Company shares held by the EVP & CFO now total 73,686.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. TransUnion pays an annual dividend of $0.42, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.66%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 50.89. TRU’s most recent ex-dividend date was 08/24/2022 when it declared a $0.105 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/09/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/10/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 05/26/2022. The dividend was $0.095 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for TRU in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $90.75 with high estimates of $109.00 and low estimates of $72.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, TRU has a high of $120.91 and a low of $64.27.

As of this writing, TRU has an earnings estimate of $0.84 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 11 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.87 per share and a lower estimate of $0.8.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 19 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for TRU is Underweight with a score of 4.14. A total of 8 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 4 rated it as Overweight while 7 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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