Global X Management Co. LLC grew its position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 32.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 2,875 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 708 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $339,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter worth about $101,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Equifax during the third quarter worth about $130,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Equifax during the third quarter worth about $134,000. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter worth about $201,000. Finally, Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter worth about $203,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.68% of the company’s stock.
A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their target price on shares of Equifax to $126.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Barclays cut shares of Equifax from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $115.00 to $128.00 in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $149.00 to $115.00 in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equifax from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equifax currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $128.07.
Shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE EFX) opened at $115.40 on Friday. Equifax Inc. has a one year low of $89.59 and a one year high of $147.02. The stock has a market cap of $13,834.35, a PE ratio of 19.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 0.67.
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Equifax Company Profile
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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