281,518 Shares in Equifax, Inc. (EFX) Purchased by Capital Bank & Trust Co
Capital Bank & Trust Co purchased a new stake in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 281,518 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $29,838,000. Capital Bank & Trust Co owned 0.23% of Equifax at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Capital International Investors bought a new position in shares of Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth about $513,940,000. Capital Guardian Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth about $33,760,000. Newtyn Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth about $45,046,000. Capital International Ltd. CA bought a new position in shares of Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth about $7,092,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new position in shares of Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth about $264,000. 95.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on EFX shares. SunTrust Banks raised their price objective on shares of Equifax from $110.00 to $155.00 in a report on Friday, September 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a report on Friday, September 8th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $141.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Evercore ISI reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $174.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a report on Saturday, September 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $149.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a report on Friday, September 8th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $128.07.
Shares of Equifax, Inc. (EFX) traded up $0.57 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $117.40. 1,143,700 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,592,153. Equifax, Inc. has a 12-month low of $89.59 and a 12-month high of $147.02. The company has a market cap of $14,100.00, a P/E ratio of 19.60, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current 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 the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.04. Equifax had a net margin of 16.18% and a return on equity of 24.45%. The firm had revenue of $834.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $847.28 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.44 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Equifax, Inc. will post 5.93 earnings per share for the current year.
The company 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. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.21%.
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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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