Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day 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 research firms have issued reports on EFX. Morgan Stanley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $128.00 target price 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. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their target price on Equifax from $125.00 to $126.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, April 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group started coverage on Equifax in a research report on Monday, May 9th. They set a “hold” rating and a $128.00 price objective for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $122.33.

The company has a market cap of $16.05 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.73. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $127.56 and a 200-day moving average of $115.29.

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

In other news, insider Coretha M. Rushing sold 5,672 shares of Equifax stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.22, for a total value of $681,887.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,389 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,970,285.58. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Coretha M. Rushing sold 11,344 shares of Equifax stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $119.61, for a total value of $1,356,855.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,389 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,960,288.29. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised 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 valued at $1,107,000 after buying an additional 1,791 shares during the period. Legacy Capital Partners Inc. raised 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 valued at $1,175,000 after buying an additional 7,625 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc raised 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 period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. raised 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 period. Finally, MUFG Americas Holdings Corp raised its position in Equifax by 125.2% in the fourth quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp now owns 17,342 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,932,000 after buying an additional 9,641 shares during the period.

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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