Equifax Inc. (EFX) Holdings Boosted by Harbor Advisors LLC
Harbor Advisors LLC grew its position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 10.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 10,500 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the quarter. Harbor Advisors LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $1,238,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Wealthstreet Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Equifax in the fourth quarter worth approximately $354,000. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Equifax by 12.0% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 302,224 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $35,638,000 after purchasing an additional 32,387 shares during the period. Shelton Capital Management bought a new position in shares of Equifax in the fourth quarter worth approximately $209,000. CenterStar Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Equifax in the fourth quarter worth approximately $238,000. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Equifax in the fourth quarter worth approximately $3,878,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.80% of the company’s stock.
A number of research firms have weighed in on EFX. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price target on shares of Equifax to $126.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Barclays lowered shares of Equifax from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $115.00 to $128.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Equifax from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $149.00 to $115.00 in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $128.07.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last announced its earnings results 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 net margin of 16.18% and a return on equity of 24.45%. The business had revenue of $834.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $847.28 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.44 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Equifax Inc. will post 5.92 EPS for the current year.
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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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