Equifax, Inc. (EFX) Shares Bought by Andra AP fonden
Andra AP fonden increased its holdings in shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 24.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 30,900 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,000 shares during the quarter. Andra AP fonden’s holdings in Equifax were worth $3,275,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in Equifax by 3.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,801,839 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,621,809,000 after acquiring an additional 368,255 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Equifax by 7.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,933,776 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,365,099,000 after acquiring an additional 653,096 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its position in Equifax by 5.8% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,046,517 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $830,912,000 after acquiring an additional 329,481 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in Equifax by 11,042.5% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,729,992 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $237,735,000 after acquiring an additional 1,714,466 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. grew its position in Equifax by 0.7% in the second quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 1,683,442 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $231,339,000 after acquiring an additional 11,216 shares in the last quarter. 88.30% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Equifax, Inc. (NYSE EFX) opened at $108.95 on Friday. Equifax, Inc. has a one year low of $89.59 and a one year high of $147.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,903.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.17, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.74.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.04. Equifax had a return on equity of 24.88% and a net margin of 17.44%. The firm had revenue of $834.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $847.28 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.44 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Equifax, Inc. will post 5.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.43%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.05%.
Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of Equifax from $144.00 to $140.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, September 8th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $151.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 price objective (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equifax has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $130.27.
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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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