Equifax, Inc. (EFX) Holdings Trimmed by Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV
Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV lessened its stake in shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 15.9% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,775 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 715 shares during the quarter. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV’s holdings in Equifax were worth $400,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Equifax by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,933,776 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,365,099,000 after acquiring an additional 653,096 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Equifax by 18.5% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 480,790 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $66,070,000 after acquiring an additional 75,144 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank boosted its position in shares of Equifax by 3.2% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 437,845 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $60,169,000 after acquiring an additional 13,500 shares during the last quarter. Airain ltd boosted its position in shares of Equifax by 166.0% during the 2nd quarter. Airain ltd now owns 12,161 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,671,000 after acquiring an additional 7,590 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Equifax by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 1,683,442 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $231,339,000 after acquiring an additional 11,216 shares during the last quarter. 82.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Equifax from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price target on Equifax from $113.00 to $114.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $149.00 to $115.00 in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on Equifax in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $116.00 price target for the company. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Equifax currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $128.07.
Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) traded down $0.13 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $110.78. The company had a trading volume of 388,606 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,618,218. The company has a market cap of $13,370.00, a P/E ratio of 18.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.93. Equifax, Inc. has a one year low of $89.59 and a one year high of $147.02. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.04. Equifax had a return on equity of 24.45% and a net margin of 16.18%. The firm had revenue of $834.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $847.28 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.44 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Equifax, Inc. will post 5.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.41%. Equifax’s payout ratio is currently 35.21%.
Equifax Company Profile
Equifax Inc is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates in four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Global Consumer Solutions. Its products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from various sources, including credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payments, employment, income, demographic and marketing data.
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