Mutual of America Capital Management LLC Acquires 2,840 Shares of Equifax Inc. (EFX)
Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 20.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 16,982 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,840 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $2,285,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of EFX. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. purchased a new stake in Equifax during the second quarter valued at approximately $123,000. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC raised its stake in Equifax by 14.1% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 956 shares of the company’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 118 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its stake in Equifax by 56.2% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 981 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 353 shares during the period. Trust Co. of Vermont raised its stake in Equifax by 370.0% in the third quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 940 shares of the company’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 740 shares during the period. Finally, Van ECK Associates Corp purchased a new stake in Equifax during the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.81% of the company’s stock.
Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) traded down 0.72% on Monday, reaching $119.19. 1,041,239 shares of the company were exchanged. Equifax Inc. has a 12-month low of $91.72 and a 12-month high of $136.97. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $124.39 and a 200 day moving average of $128.42. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.27 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.17 and a beta of 0.85.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $1.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $804.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $208.05 million. Equifax had a net margin of 15.87% and a return on equity of 24.73%. The business’s revenue was up 20.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.14 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Equifax Inc. will post $5.47 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 23rd will be paid a $0.33 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 21st. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.11%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio is presently 33.42%.
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Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG set a $145.00 price objective on shares of Equifax and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. RBC Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $146.00 price target (up previously from $142.00) on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Equifax from $128.00 to $131.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price target on shares of Equifax from $142.00 to $146.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $140.40.
In other news, Director G. Thomas Hough bought 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $113.91 per share, for a total transaction of $113,910.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 5,307 shares in the company, valued at approximately $604,520.37. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider J Dann Adams sold 434 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.00, for a total transaction of $54,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 57,370 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,171,250. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.01% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Equifax Inc is a provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions. USIS provides consumer and commercial information solutions to businesses in the United States, including online information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and financial marketing services.
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