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How Have Institutional Investors Been Trading TransUnion (TRU)?

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has seen its stock price gain 2.90, or +5.28%, so far in 2017. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of TRU have appreciated +7.30 – or +14.44%. The stock’s 52-week range is $31.38 to $57.56, and its 3-month range is $49.99 to $59.13.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for TransUnion is Strong Buy, according to the average of 12 analyst scores. Of those analysts, 9 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 3 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.

Insider Trading Activity for TransUnion

Looking at insider trading can give great insight into how TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) is performing. TransUnion has had 20 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 20 sells. Of those insider trades, 0 shares of TransUnion were purchased and 11.96 million shares were sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 11.96 million.

Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture. In the last year there have been a total of 104 insider trades, including 20 open market buys and 84 sells. Of those transactions, there were 224,269 shares of TRU bought and 153.89 million shares sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 154.11 million.



The most recent open market insider trade was Sell of 15,381 shares on a day where the closing price was 55.53. The insider, PECK JAMES M, now holds 308,202 shares of TRU.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by PECK JAMES M on 12/15/2017, and was a disposition of 18,250 shares with a final price of $0. The insider now holds 289,952 shares of TransUnion (TRU).

Examining Institutional Ownership at TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

According to TransUnion’s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 102.52%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 182.20 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 10.54 billion.

There are 265 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 186.99 million shares in total. Of those holders, 147 had increased positions amounting to 47 million shares, 99 had decreased positions amounting to 42.87 million shares, and 19 holders have a held position accounting for 97.12 million shares.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 28.54 million shares, GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC with 23.55 million shares, WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP with 18.99 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 12.58 million shares, and LONE PINE CAPITAL LLC with 12.35 million shares.

According to TransUnion (TRU) most recent 13F filing, the company has 59 new institutional holders – accounting for 11.71 million shares of its common stock. There were 33 sold out positions, amounting to 5.47 million shares.




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