Ycg LLC continued to hold its position in shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,775 shares of the credit services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Equifax makes up 0.7% of Ycg LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest position. Ycg LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $2,580,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of EFX. Quadrature Capital Ltd raised its position in shares of Equifax by 366.1% in the fourth quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd now owns 49,625 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $5,866,000 after buying an additional 38,978 shares during the period. Kentucky Retirement Systems acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter worth about $1,027,000. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter worth about $458,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its position in shares of Equifax by 58.2% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 65,232 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $7,712,000 after buying an additional 24,011 shares during the period. Finally, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of Equifax by 3.0% in the first quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 104,416 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $14,278,000 after buying an additional 3,020 shares during the period. 89.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Equifax, Inc. (NYSE EFX) traded up 0.21% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $140.06. The stock had a trading volume of 363,691 shares. The company has a market cap of $16.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.47 and a beta of 0.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $137.74 and its 200-day moving average is $130.75. Equifax, Inc. has a one year low of $110.87 and a one year high of $144.01.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The credit services provider reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.41 by $0.03. Equifax had a net margin of 16.62% and a return on equity of 25.20%. The firm had revenue of $832.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $825.14 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.23 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Equifax, Inc. will post $6.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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A number of brokerages have issued reports on EFX. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on Equifax from $144.00 to $149.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 22nd. Atlantic Securities began coverage on Equifax in a research note on Thursday, March 23rd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $156.00 price target for the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $144.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research note on Thursday, March 30th. Stephens lowered Equifax from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Argus began coverage on Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $166.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $141.50.
In other Equifax news, CFO John W. Gamble, Jr. sold 14,000 shares of Equifax stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $136.44, for a total transaction of $1,910,160.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 48,578 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,627,982.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.29% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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