Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $130.28 and last traded at $130.26, with a volume of 284,135 shares. The stock had previously closed at $128.90.

Several research analysts have commented on EFX shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $136.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a report on Wednesday, June 15th. Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Saturday, April 30th. Morgan Stanley restated a “buy” rating and set a $128.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on shares of Equifax from $120.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equifax has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $122.33.

The stock has a market capitalization of $15.52 billion and a P/E ratio of 35.52. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $124.91 and a 200 day moving average price of $113.77.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.15 by $0.08. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.07 EPS. The company had revenue of $728.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $699.06 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Equifax Inc. will post $5.21 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 25th were given a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 23rd.

In other news, insider Coretha M. Rushing sold 11,344 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $119.61, for a total transaction of $1,356,855.84. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 16,389 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,960,288.29. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Richard F. Smith sold 190,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $122.63, for a total transaction of $23,299,700.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 394,796 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $48,413,833.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Equifax by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 9,937 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,107,000 after buying an additional 1,791 shares in the last quarter. Legacy Capital Partners Inc. increased its position in Equifax by 260.7% in the fourth quarter. Legacy Capital Partners Inc. now owns 10,550 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,175,000 after buying an additional 7,625 shares in the last quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its position in Equifax by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 11,504 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,281,000 after buying an additional 364 shares in the last quarter. DIAM Co. Ltd. increased its position in Equifax by 16.9% in the fourth quarter. DIAM Co. Ltd. now owns 12,426 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,408,000 after buying an additional 1,792 shares in the last quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc increased its position in Equifax by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 12,858 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,432,000 after buying an additional 304 shares in the last quarter.

Equifax Inc is a provider of 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 Personal Solutions. USIS provides consumer and commercial information solutions to businesses in the United States, including online information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and financial marketing services.

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