CenterStar Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) during the 4th quarter, reports. The firm purchased 1,986 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $238,000.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. bought a new position in Equifax in the fourth quarter valued at about $101,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in Equifax in the third quarter valued at about $130,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Equifax during the third quarter worth about $134,000. Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. bought a new position in Equifax during the fourth quarter worth about $203,000. Finally, Traynor Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Equifax during the third quarter worth about $212,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.22% of the company’s stock.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE EFX) opened at $114.00 on Friday. Equifax Inc. has a 1-year low of $89.59 and a 1-year high of $147.02. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $14,121.34, a PE ratio of 19.63, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.92.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.04. Equifax had a return on equity of 24.45% and a net margin of 16.18%. The business had revenue of $834.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $847.28 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.44 EPS. Equifax’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Equifax Inc. will post 5.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Equifax from $112.00 to $119.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Royal Bank of Canada raised their target price on Equifax to $126.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Equifax from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Barclays cut Equifax from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $115.00 to $128.00 in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.07.

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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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