BT Investment Management Ltd Sells 1,487 Shares of Equifax, Inc. (EFX)
BT Investment Management Ltd decreased its position in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 37.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,457 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 1,487 shares during the quarter. BT Investment Management Ltd’s holdings in Equifax were worth $260,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,801,839 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,621,809,000 after acquiring an additional 368,255 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 7.0% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,933,776 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,365,099,000 after acquiring an additional 653,096 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 5.8% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,046,517 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $830,912,000 after acquiring an additional 329,481 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 11,042.5% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,729,992 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $237,735,000 after acquiring an additional 1,714,466 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 1,683,442 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $231,339,000 after acquiring an additional 11,216 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.30% of the company’s stock.
Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) opened at $108.74 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.74 and a quick ratio of 0.74. The firm has a market cap of $13,082.65, a P/E ratio of 18.19, a P/E/G ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 0.93. Equifax, Inc. has a 52-week low of $89.59 and a 52-week high of $147.02.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $834.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $847.28 million. Equifax had a net margin of 16.18% and a return on equity of 24.97%. Equifax’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.44 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Equifax, Inc. will post 5.97 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.43%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.29%.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on EFX shares. SunTrust Banks, Inc. upped their target price on shares of 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 report on Friday, September 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $151.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up from $140.00) on shares of Equifax in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $130.27.
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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