TransUnion (TRU) Receives a Buy from Barclays

By Austin Angelo

Barclays analyst Manav Patnaik maintained a Buy rating on TransUnion (TRUResearch Report) on May 3 and set a price target of $80. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $68.

According to, Patnaik is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.3% and a 71.8% success rate. Patnaik covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Emerald Expositions Events Inc, Thomson Reuters Corp, and ManpowerGroup Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for TransUnion with a $73.75 average price target, an 8.5% upside from current levels. In a report issued on April 24, Robert W. Baird also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $78 price target.

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TransUnion’s market cap is currently $12.74B and has a P/E ratio of 47.51. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 6.43.

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TransUnion engages in the provision of information and risk management solutions. It also provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision making capabilities to businesses. It operates through the following segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International, Consumer Interactive, and Corporate.