November 30, 2016 - By Nellie Frank
Equifax Inc’s Pres-Wkf Sols Rodolfo Ploder made a sale of 3,341 shares of the stock exchange listed company in a stock market transaction dated November 30, 2016. The sold shares were unloaded at an average market price per share of $119.7, for a total transaction of $400,045. Today, he has 41,384 shares or roughly 0.04% of Equifax Inc’s total market cap.
Out of 9 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 7 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 78% are positive. $150 is the highest target while $101 is the lowest. The $129.83 average target is 12.47% above today’s ($115.44) stock price. Equifax Inc has been the topic of 18 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was maintained on Friday, April 29 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Jefferies on Monday, May 9. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Friday, October 23. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $120 price target. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, July 24 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $125 target price in Friday, March 18 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 12 by Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of EFX in a report on Friday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by William Blair on Friday, April 8 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, August 4. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 0.85 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 41 funds sold all Equifax Inc. shares owned while 200 reduced positions. 61 funds bought stakes while 144 increased positions. They now own 103.59 million shares or 2.75% less from 106.53 million shares in 2016Q1.
Aberdeen Asset Pcl Uk accumulated 306,632 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0.05% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 27,565 shares. Aperio Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Corporation has 30,664 shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Price T Rowe Md has 0.18% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 6.50M shares. Blackrock Institutional Tru Commerce Na holds 0.07% or 3.33M shares in its portfolio. Echo Street Limited Liability Company owns 209,881 shares or 1.13% of their US portfolio. Congress Asset Ma accumulated 365,051 shares or 1.08% of the stock. Jpmorgan Chase And has 0.08% invested in the company for 2.51M shares. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab has invested 0.62% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Parkwood Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 2,960 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board accumulated 0.08% or 13,855 shares. Artemis Invest Management Ltd Liability Partnership last reported 0.14% of its portfolio in the stock. Barrington Strategic Wealth Management Group Lc, a Illinois-based fund reported 14,382 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 7,147 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. 1832 Asset Mgmt Lp, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 651,733 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since May 31, 2016, the stock had 4 insider buys, and 8 sales for $33.74 million net activity. $6.32M worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) shares were sold by Smith Richard F. Hartman John T. sold $1.31M worth of stock. On Friday, July 29 Adams J Dann sold $592,565 worth of the stock or 4,422 shares. Shares for $122,250 were bought by HOUGH G. THOMAS on Thursday, November 10. TEMPLETON MARK B also bought $420,385 worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, November 4. Barros Paulino R sold $634,043 worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Tuesday, May 31. Shares for $408,806 were sold by Ploder Rodolfo O.
About 733,399 shares traded hands. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 0.60% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.63% the S&P500.
Equifax Inc. is a provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The company has a market cap of $13.84 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: U.S. It has a 29.2 P/E ratio. Information Solutions , International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Equifax is one of the leaders in facilitating and securing commerce by bringing buyers and sellers together world-wide through information, transaction processing and Internet businesses. Global operations include consumer and commercial credit information services, credit card marketing and processing services, check guarantee and authorization, software, modeling, database management, marketing solutions, analytics, direct to consumer services, and Internet identity verification and digital certificate services.”
Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $1.37 EPS, up 20.18% or $0.23 from last year’s $1.14 per share. EFX’s profit will be $164.31M for 21.06 P/E if the $1.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.44 actual EPS reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.86% negative EPS growth.
More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Equifax Invests US$4.5 Million in Costa Rican Shared Services Center, Bringing ..” on September 08, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Equifax to Meet with Investors in New York City, Minneapolis, and Toronto” published on November 09, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Equifax® Joins Forces with FormFree to Provide Asset Validation Capability” on October 24, 2016. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Equifax Forms Strategic Alliance with Adobe to Make IXI Digital Targeting ..” published on August 31, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax to Meet with Investors in New York” with publication date: October 27, 2016.
Equifax Inc., incorporated on December 20, 1913, is a well-known provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Firm operates through four divisions: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions. USIS provides consumer and commercial information solutions to businesses in the United States, including online information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and financial marketing services. International includes Canada, Europe and Latin America business units, and provides services and products similar to those available in the USIS segment but with variations by geographic region. In Europe and Latin America, it also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Workforce Solutions provides services enabling clients to verify income and employment (Verification Services), as well as to outsource and automate the performance of certain payroll-related and human resources management business processes, including unemployment cost management, tax credits and incentives and I-9 management services and services to allow employers to ensure compliance with the Affordable Care Act (Employer Services). Personal Solutions provides products to clients in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom enabling them to understand and monitor their credit and monitor and help protect their identity. It also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine information with other information to provide direct to consumer monitoring, reports and scores.
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By Nellie Frank