Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) CEO Charles J. Meyers sold 282 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $462.31, for a total transaction of $130,371.42. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 5,882 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,719,307.42. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Equinix stock opened at $446.44 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $36.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.58, a PEG ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 0.91. Equinix Inc has a 12-month low of $335.29 and a 12-month high of $467.99. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51.

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 13th. The financial services provider reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $4.46 by ($3.10). The firm had revenue of $1.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.31 billion. Equinix had a return on equity of 6.88% and a net margin of 7.20%. The company’s revenue was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.82 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Equinix Inc will post 20.89 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 27th were issued a $2.46 dividend. This represents a $9.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.20%. This is a positive change from Equinix’s previous quarterly dividend of $2.28. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 26th. Equinix’s dividend payout ratio is currently 47.56%.

EQIX has been the subject of several research reports. Nomura upped their price target on shares of Equinix from $480.00 to $500.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 29th. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Equinix in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $477.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Equinix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 11th. BidaskClub raised shares of Equinix from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 9th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of Equinix from $467.00 to $474.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $491.08.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. MML Investors Services LLC increased its holdings in Equinix by 6.1% in the 4th quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 3,241 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,143,000 after acquiring an additional 185 shares in the last quarter. CapWealth Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Equinix by 5.1% in the 4th quarter. CapWealth Advisors LLC now owns 39,093 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $13,783,000 after acquiring an additional 1,909 shares in the last quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Equinix by 79.6% in the 4th quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 1,827 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $644,000 after acquiring an additional 810 shares in the last quarter. Calamos Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Equinix in the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,266,000. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its holdings in Equinix by 2.7% in the 4th quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 39,791 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $14,026,000 after acquiring an additional 1,037 shares in the last quarter. 98.92% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Equinix Company Profile

Equinix, Inc (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. In 52 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

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