Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $133.25, but opened at $133.37. Equifax shares last traded at $133.69, with a volume of 338,773 shares trading hands.

Several brokerages recently commented on EFX. Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Equifax in a research note on Monday, May 9th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $128.00 price objective for the company. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, April 1st. Morgan Stanley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $128.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, April 29th. Barclays PLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Equifax presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $122.33.

The stock has a market capitalization of $15.88 billion and a P/E ratio of 36.34. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $126.04 and a 200-day moving average of $114.38.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.08. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.07 EPS. The firm earned $728.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $699.06 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Equifax Inc. will post $5.21 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 25th were paid a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 23rd.

In other Equifax news, insider Paulino R. Barros sold 5,050 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.55, for a total transaction of $634,027.50. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 20,356 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,555,695.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Coretha M. Rushing sold 5,672 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.22, for a total transaction of $681,887.84. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 16,389 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,970,285.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in Equifax by 15.1% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 77,844 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,670,000 after buying an additional 10,237 shares in the last quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its position in Equifax by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 29,254 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,258,000 after buying an additional 1,347 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its position in Equifax by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 275,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,627,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in Equifax by 164.4% in the fourth quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 103,242 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,498,000 after buying an additional 64,199 shares in the last quarter. Finally, OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its position in Equifax by 22.7% in the fourth quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 212,808 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,702,000 after buying an additional 39,348 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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