Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lessened its stake in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 16.8% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 730 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 147 shares during the quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust’s holdings in Equifax were worth $68,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of EFX. Senator Investment Group LP raised its position in Equifax by 115.0% in the 3rd quarter. Senator Investment Group LP now owns 2,150,000 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $280,726,000 after buying an additional 1,150,000 shares during the last quarter. Capital World Investors grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 5,727.2% during the 3rd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 932,352 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $121,737,000 after purchasing an additional 916,352 shares during the period. USS Investment Management Ltd grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 128.1% during the 4th quarter. USS Investment Management Ltd now owns 1,501,187 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $139,813,000 after purchasing an additional 843,187 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 148.7% during the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 969,145 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $126,541,000 after acquiring an additional 579,501 shares during the period. Finally, Cantillon Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 29.5% during the 3rd quarter. Cantillon Capital Management LLC now owns 2,405,738 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $314,117,000 after acquiring an additional 547,986 shares during the period. 91.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of NYSE:EFX opened at $106.88 on Monday. Equifax Inc. has a 1 year low of $88.68 and a 1 year high of $138.69. The company has a market capitalization of $12.89 billion, a PE ratio of 17.90, a PEG ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on EFX. Morgan Stanley set a $126.00 price objective on Equifax and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 15th. Bank of America assumed coverage on Equifax in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $123.00 price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank downgraded Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $128.00 to $110.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Equifax from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Tuesday, November 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $119.90.
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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