National Pension Service grew its holdings in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 17.1% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 137,023 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after buying an additional 19,965 shares during the period. National Pension Service owned 0.11% of Equifax worth $16,158,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in EFX. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Equifax by 5.0% in the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 781 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC increased its stake in shares of Equifax by 9,722.2% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 884 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $121,000 after acquiring an additional 875 shares during the period. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the third quarter worth about $130,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the third quarter worth about $134,000. Finally, ETF Managers Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the second quarter worth about $137,000. 94.80% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) traded down $0.50 on Wednesday, reaching $114.05. 1,323,770 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,270,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. Equifax Inc. has a one year low of $89.59 and a one year high of $147.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $13,700.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.80, a P/E/G ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 0.92.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on EFX shares. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Equifax from $113.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Equifax in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $116.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Equifax from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Equifax from $112.00 to $119.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $149.00 to $115.00 in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $128.07.
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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.
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