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How to buy TransUnion stock | $116.84

Learn how to easily invest in TransUnion stock.

TransUnion is a consulting services business based in the US. TransUnion shares (TRU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TransUnion employs 8,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – TRU – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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TransUnion stock price (NYSE: TRU)

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TransUnion shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$116.84
52-week range$77.76 - $125.35
50-day moving average $120.11
200-day moving average $106.96
Wall St. target price$132.29
PE ratio 48.3667
Dividend yield $0.34 (0.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.40

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Is it a good time to buy TransUnion stock?

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TransUnion price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $116.84 from 2021-09-23

1 week (2021-09-17) 0.65%
1 month (2021-08-24) -1.53%
3 months (2021-06-24) 5.91%
6 months (2021-03-24) 32.25%
1 year (2020-09-23) 45.32%
2 years (2019-09-23) 44.21%
3 years (2018-09-21) 57.19%
5 years (2016-09-23) 246.19%

Is TransUnion under- or over-valued?

Valuing TransUnion stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of TransUnion's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

TransUnion's P/E ratio

TransUnion's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, TransUnion shares trade at around 48x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

TransUnion's PEG ratio

TransUnion's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3225. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into TransUnion's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

TransUnion's EBITDA

TransUnion's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a TransUnion's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

TransUnion financials

Revenue TTM $2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.54%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.2%
Return on equity TTM 18.46%
Profit margin 15.79%
Book value $14.65
Market capitalisation $22.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TransUnion shares

There are currently 1.9 million TransUnion shares held short by investors – that's known as TransUnion's "short interest". This figure is 0.4% up from 1.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting TransUnion shares can be evaluated.

TransUnion's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TransUnion's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TransUnion shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TransUnion shares traded daily (recently around 687789.05109489). TransUnion's SIR currently stands at 2.74. In other words for every 100,000 TransUnion shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2740 shares are currently held short.

However TransUnion's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TransUnion shares, or, against the total number of tradable TransUnion shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TransUnion's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TransUnion shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0099% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TransUnion shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against TransUnion.

Find out more about how you can short TransUnion stock.

TransUnion share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 9.77% of net profits

Recently TransUnion has paid out, on average, around 9.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.32% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), TransUnion shareholders could enjoy a 0.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TransUnion's case, that would currently equate to about $0.34 per share.

While TransUnion's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that TransUnion is investing more in its future growth.

TransUnion's most recent dividend payout was on 8 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

TransUnion share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TransUnion's shares have ranged in value from as little as $77.7625 up to $125.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TRU.US volatility(beta: 1.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while TransUnion's is 1.3221. This would suggest that TransUnion's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

TransUnion overview

TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U. S. Markets, International, and Consumer Interactive. The U. S. Markets segment provides consumer reports, actionable insights, and analytics, such as credit and other scores, as well as technology solutions for businesses.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of TransUnion is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.171% of TransUnion shares are held by insiders and 99.132% by institutions.
How many people work for TransUnion?
Latest data suggests 8,200 work at TransUnion.
When does the fiscal year end for TransUnion?
TransUnion's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is TransUnion based?
TransUnion's address is: 555 West Adams, Chicago, IL, United States, 60661
What is TransUnion's ISIN number?
TransUnion's international securities identification number is: US89400J1079
What is TransUnion's CUSIP number?
TransUnion's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 89400J107

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