Standard Life Aberdeen plc trimmed its stake in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 16.9% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 858,574 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 174,122 shares during the quarter. Standard Life Aberdeen plc owned 0.72% of Equifax worth $101,247,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of EFX. Shell Asset Management Co. lifted its position in shares of Equifax by 287.7% in the third quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 37,403 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $2,796,000 after purchasing an additional 27,755 shares in the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Equifax in the third quarter worth approximately $134,000. Oakbrook Investments LLC increased its holdings in Equifax by 42.0% in the third quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 11,330 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,201,000 after buying an additional 3,350 shares during the last quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. increased its holdings in Equifax by 3.5% in the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 171,381 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $18,165,000 after buying an additional 5,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its holdings in Equifax by 9.8% in the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 36,888 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $3,910,000 after buying an additional 3,285 shares during the last quarter. 89.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Equifax Inc. (EFX) opened at $114.91 on Thursday. Equifax Inc. has a twelve month low of $89.59 and a twelve month high of $147.02. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The company has a market capitalization of $13,875.17, a P/E ratio of 25.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.92.
EFX has been the topic of a number of research reports. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Equifax in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $116.00 price objective on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $149.00 to $115.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on Equifax from $113.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Equifax from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Barclays downgraded Equifax from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $115.00 to $128.00 in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Equifax has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target 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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