Fiduciary Trust Co. lessened its stake in Equifax, Inc. Over the past month the firm's stock is -20.37%, -17.33% for the last quarter, -15.19% for the past six-months and -13.71% for the a year ago.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Brighton Jones LLC increased its position in Equifax by 0.3% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 745 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $102,000 after acquiring an additional 64 shares in the last quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Equifax during the fourth quarter worth $166,000. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 884 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 875 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vector Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Equifax during the third quarter worth $201,000. Vanguard Group has an ownership of 11,433,584 stocks of the credit services provider's shares valued at $1,563,429,000 following acquiring an extra 373,774 shares through out the quarter. This works out to a net increase in ownership of 2.14 million shares, and suggests that institutions are feeling bullish about the stock.
Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on EFX. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Equifax from $144.00 to $140.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a research report on Friday. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a buy rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday. Finally, Cowen and Company reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $151.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Lastly, BidaskClub boosted Equifax from a "hold" recommendation to a "buy" recommendation in a analysis report on Saturday, Jun 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company's stock.
EFX is now undervalued by -26.19% relative to the average 1-year price target of $153.25 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts.
Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX)'s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 15770.06m. (EFX) traded up 0.75% on Tuesday, hitting $113.97. The stock's 50-day moving average is $142.17 and its 200 day moving average is $138.15. Equifax has a 12 month low of $110.87 and a 12 month high of $147.02.
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Equifax Inc. (EFX) has the market capitalization of $15.77 Billion.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 8th. The credit services provider reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $856.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $860.48 million. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter past year. Equifax Inc. (EFX) received interesting focus from Active Investors and it has been trading on front line as comparing to it past average volume.
Most recently the business also disclosed a divided for the quarter, expected to be paid on early Fri, Sep 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wed, Aug 23rd. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.38%. Equifax's payout ratio is 33.05%.
In other news, insider Rodolfo O. Ploder sold 1,719 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. (NYSE:EFX) have caught the attention of investors. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & global copyright law. Also, CFO John W. Gamble, Jr. sold 6,500 shares of Equifax stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.60, for a total transaction of $946,400.00. Corporate insiders own 1.29% of the company's stock. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 43,648 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,359,513.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Analyst mean recommendation rating on a stock by the analyst community is at 1.90.
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