Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a buy rating and set a $160.00 target price (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Equifax in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Stephens restated a "hold" rating and set a $110.00 target price (down from $145.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Thursday. On September 15 the company was downgraded from " to "Overweight" with a current price target of $115.00 in an announcement from Argus Research. Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company.

On September 15 Morgan Stanley left the stock rating at "Equal-Weight" but lowered the price expectation to $127.00 from $140.00.

Yesterday Equifax (NYSE:EFX) traded -3.17% lower at $96.59. Equifax has a 1-year low of $89.59 and a 1-year high of $147.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.69 and a beta of 0.93.

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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 8th. The dividend payment was $0.390 per share for the quarter which comes to $1.56 on an annualized basis. The company had revenue of $856.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $860.48 million. The institutional investor held 885,825 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $27.99M, down from 1.13 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Equifax will post $6.06 EPS for the current year.

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Additionally Equifax, Inc. recently declared a dividend for shareholders which was paid on Friday September 15th, 2017. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th were issued a $0.39 dividend. This dividend represents a yield of $1.58. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: "Analysts Keep Saying Buy, and Equifax Keeps Plunging" published on September 13, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com's news article titled: "Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Hit 143 Million Customers" with publication date: September 07, 2017. Equifax's payout ratio is now 33.05%.

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Deroy And Devereaux Private Counsel Inc has 2,250 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. South Dakota Investment Council sold 248,173 shares as the company's stock declined 7.64% while stock markets rallied. Following the sale, the insider now owns 40,595 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,860,845.30. (NYSE:EFX) by 12.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Also, insider Joseph Michael Loughran III sold 4,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.70, for a total value of $250,458.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The insider GAMBLE JOHN W JR sold 14,000 shares worth $1.91 million.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Samlyn Cap Ltd Co owns 0.67% invested in Equifax Inc. ETF Managers Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Equifax during the 2nd quarter valued at $137,000. Airain ltd now owns 12,161 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $1,671,000 after purchasing an additional 7,590 shares during the period. Janus Capital Management LLC now holds 1,132,894 shares valued at $154,912,000. The Company also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE grew its holdings in Equifax by 3.4% in the first quarter. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold".

Equifax Inc., launched on December 20, 1913, is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers.

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