Equifax Inc. (EFX) Shares Sold by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lowered its position in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 4.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 12,685 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 527 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Equifax were worth $1,902,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Equifax by 3.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,801,839 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,621,809,000 after purchasing an additional 368,255 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Equifax by 7.0% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,933,776 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,365,099,000 after purchasing an additional 653,096 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its stake in Equifax by 5.8% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,046,517 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $830,912,000 after purchasing an additional 329,481 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in Equifax by 11,042.5% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,729,992 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $237,735,000 after purchasing an additional 1,714,466 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. lifted its stake in Equifax by 0.7% during the second quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 1,683,442 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $231,339,000 after purchasing an additional 11,216 shares during the last quarter. 82.63% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on EFX shares. SunTrust Banks, Inc. lifted their price target on Equifax from $110.00 to $155.00 in a research note on Friday, September 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $151.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 target price (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Equifax in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equifax presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $128.07.

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Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) opened at $109.81 on Thursday. Equifax Inc. has a twelve month low of $89.59 and a twelve month high of $147.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,293.99, a PE ratio of 18.48, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.93. 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 (NYSE:EFX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.04. Equifax had a return on equity of 12.62% and a net margin of 12.04%. The company had revenue of $834.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $847.28 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.44 EPS. Equifax’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Equifax Inc. will post 5.93 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.42%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.29%.

About Equifax

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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