Deutsche Bank cut shares of Equifax (NYSE:EFX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has $110.00 target price on the credit services provider’s stock, down from their previous target price of $128.00. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on EFX. Morgan Stanley set a $126.00 price objective on shares of Equifax and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Monday, October 15th. Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. They set an underperform rating and a $123.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Equifax from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, October 26th. TheStreet cut shares of Equifax from a b rating to a c rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Finally, Barclays decreased their target price on shares of Equifax from $120.00 to $105.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $119.90.

EFX opened at $106.88 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $12.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.56 and a beta of 1.20. Equifax has a fifty-two week low of $88.68 and a fifty-two week high of $138.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of EFX. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Equifax in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $34,000. Exane Asset Management bought a new position in shares of Equifax in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $41,000. Doyle Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of Equifax in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $53,000. Rational Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Equifax by 1,172.7% in the fourth quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 700 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $65,000 after acquiring an additional 645 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Equifax in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $70,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.35% of the company’s stock.

Equifax Company Profile

Equifax Inc provides 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 Global Consumer Solutions. The USIS segment offers consumer and commercial information services, such as credit information and credit scoring, credit modeling and portfolio analytics, locate, fraud detection and prevention, identity verification, and other consulting; mortgage loan origination information; financial marketing; and identity management services.

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