Capital International Ltd. CA bought a new position in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 66,912 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $7,092,000. Capital International Ltd. CA owned 0.06% of Equifax as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EFX. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax in the 2nd quarter worth $677,000. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Equifax by 4.6% in the 2nd quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,006 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $413,000 after acquiring an additional 133 shares during the period. Korea Investment CORP lifted its stake in shares of Equifax by 4,596.9% in the 2nd quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 21,512 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $2,956,000 after acquiring an additional 21,054 shares during the period. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its stake in shares of Equifax by 24.6% in the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 928 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $128,000 after acquiring an additional 183 shares during the period. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Equifax by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 253,442 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $34,828,000 after acquiring an additional 13,524 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 95.45% of the company’s stock.

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE EFX) traded up $1.14 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $116.83. 1,094,500 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,594,055. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.67. Equifax, Inc. has a 52-week low of $89.59 and a 52-week high of $147.02. The stock has a market cap of $14,030.00, a P/E ratio of 19.31, a P/E/G ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 0.94.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its earnings results 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 net margin of 16.18% and a return on equity of 24.45%. The firm had revenue of $834.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $847.28 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.44 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Equifax, Inc. will post 5.93 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.34%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.21%.

EFX has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $149.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Equifax from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Equifax from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $109.40 to $113.00 in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Equifax from $144.00 to $140.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company set a $127.00 price objective on shares of Equifax and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $128.07.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Equifax (NYSE:EFX)

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