Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 21.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,660 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,160 shares during the quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $706,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in EFX. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of Equifax by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 781 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $108,000 after purchasing an additional 37 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC grew its holdings in shares of Equifax by 9,722.2% during the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 884 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $121,000 after purchasing an additional 875 shares during the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc grew its holdings in shares of Equifax by 24.6% during the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 928 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $128,000 after purchasing an additional 183 shares during the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Equifax during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $134,000. Finally, ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Equifax during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $137,000. 87.25% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Equifax, Inc. (EFX) traded up $0.52 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $109.31. 1,126,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,631,830. The firm has a market cap of $13,063.44, a P/E ratio of 18.16, a PEG ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.93. 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, Inc. has a 52 week low of $89.59 and a 52 week high of $147.02.

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

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.43%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.29%.

EFX has been the topic of several research reports. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $141.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada cut their target price on shares of Equifax from $154.00 to $113.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Evercore ISI reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $110.00 target price (down from $174.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Saturday, September 16th. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of Equifax from $144.00 to $140.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. lifted their target price on shares of Equifax from $110.00 to $155.00 in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equifax has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $128.07.

Equifax 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Equifax (NYSE:EFX)

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