Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $135.40 and last traded at $135.33, with a volume of 112,579 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $134.54.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on EFX shares. Cowen and Company started coverage on Equifax in a report on Wednesday, March 30th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $126.00 price objective for the company. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Equifax in a report on Friday, April 1st. William Blair started coverage on Equifax in a report on Friday, April 8th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on Equifax from $120.00 to $126.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price objective on Equifax from $125.00 to $126.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 26th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $122.33.

The stock has a market capitalization of $16.15 billion and a P/E ratio of 36.96. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $127.01 and a 200-day moving average of $115.00.

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

In other news, insider Paulino R. Barros sold 5,050 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.55, for a total value of $634,027.50. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 20,356 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,555,695.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Coretha M. Rushing sold 11,344 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $119.61, for a total transaction of $1,356,855.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,389 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,960,288.29. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd boosted its position in Equifax by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 33,985 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,785,000 after buying an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc boosted 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 valued at $1,281,000 after buying an additional 364 shares during the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Equifax by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 22,788 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,538,000 after buying an additional 426 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. boosted its position in Equifax by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 15,719 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,751,000 after buying an additional 683 shares during the last quarter. Finally, 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 during 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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