Zeke Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Equifax (NYSE:EFX) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 7,129 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $841,000.
A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in EFX. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. acquired a new position in Equifax in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $101,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Equifax in the third quarter valued at approximately $130,000. Truewealth LLC acquired a new position in Equifax in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $164,000. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the 4th quarter worth approximately $201,000. Finally, Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the 4th quarter worth approximately $203,000. 93.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on Equifax to $140.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Wells Fargo reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price target (up from $127.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on Equifax to $121.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Barclays decreased their target price on Equifax from $120.00 to $128.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $128.21.
Shares of EFX traded down $2.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $117.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 860,068 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,017,516. Equifax has a 12-month low of $89.59 and a 12-month high of $147.02. The company has a market cap of $14,124.18, a P/E ratio of 19.70, a PEG ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 0.60.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The credit services provider reported $1.39 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $838.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $825.70 million. Equifax had a return on equity of 23.31% and a net margin of 17.47%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.42 EPS. analysts predict that Equifax will post 5.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Monday, March 12th were paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 9th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.33%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio is presently 26.13%.
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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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