TransUnion (TRU) and Groupon Inc. (GRPN): Priced Too High Relative To The Rivals?

On Dec 31, Cello Todd M, EVP & CFO exercised an option 500 shares of TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), with the average selling price of the stock being $22.50 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $11,250. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, EVP & CFO – Cello Todd M sold an extra 500 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Dec 31, with a share sold at an average of $84.64 and a total of $42,320 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the EVP & CFO – Cello Todd M was left with 33,818 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $2862355.52.

The recent price movement of TRU means that it is now down by -0.32% from its 52-week high and 63.59% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of TRU stands at 1.36% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.46%. The beta score for this stock is 0.97. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 10/22/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.66 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 0.63 by 0.03. The revenue by the firm was 674.31M for the quarter.

The shares of TransUnion (TRU) gained by 1.21%, leading to a gain of $1.1 per share, and saw TRU end the trading session at $91.69 on Wednesday 01/15/20. TRU started the trading session at $90.63, before reaching a daily high of $92.04. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $90.59.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 1014484, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 928.29K shares, out of a total 187.45M shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 17.31 billion.

The shares of Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) went up by 2.26% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $2.72, which was higher than the previous closing price of $2.66. Over the past one week, the price of GRPN has jumped by 12.86%, while it has recorded a gain of 4.21% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw GRPN lose -4.56% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -20.23%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -27.27%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 13.81%. The stock price has gone up by +25.35% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -10.82% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Hold. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 8,422,065 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Sell. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 6,571,652 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 50% Sell. The last indicators, the long-term see GRPN stock with a 100-Day average volume of 5,654,086 shares, giving it an average rating of 75% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves GRPN with an average rating of 56% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports GRPN stock not long ago. In its report sent out on December 17, 2019, Goldman lowered its ratings on GRPN from a Neutral to a Sell. In an earlier report on November 06, 2019, JP Morgan Downgrade the stock from a Neutral to a Underweight. Goldman meanwhile in its report on February 04, 2019 Initiated its rating of the stock to “Neutral”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 65.80% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 202 institutions currently hold the GRPN stock. In the last quarter, a 414,597,165 GRPN shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 18 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 33 institutions sold their entire GRPN reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 72 increased their investment while 85 decreased their investment in the stock.