Puzo Michael J Purchases Shares of 2,670 Equifax Inc. (EFX)
Puzo Michael J purchased a new position in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 2,670 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $315,000.
Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of EFX. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 21.5% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 120,550 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $16,566,000 after acquiring an additional 21,355 shares during the last quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 19.4% during the second quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC now owns 4,137 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $569,000 after acquiring an additional 672 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 2.4% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 461,017 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $63,353,000 after acquiring an additional 10,708 shares during the last quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 19.3% during the second quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 2,271 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $312,000 after acquiring an additional 367 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AHL Partners LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Equifax during the second quarter worth about $1,627,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.22% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Equifax Inc. (EFX) opened at $121.49 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. Equifax Inc. has a twelve month low of $89.59 and a twelve month high of $147.02. The company has a market capitalization of $14,588.45, a PE ratio of 20.28, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.92.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on EFX shares. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on Equifax from $113.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Equifax in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $116.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Equifax from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $149.00 to $115.00 in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.07.
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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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