Oakbrook Investments LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 41.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,627 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after buying an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $1,779,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EFX. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Equifax by 5.6% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 470,066 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $55,378,000 after buying an additional 24,922 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Equifax in the 1st quarter worth approximately $6,815,000. Stifel Financial Corp grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 33.7% in the 1st quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 15,158 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,801,000 after purchasing an additional 3,821 shares during the last quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 147.3% in the 1st quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 6,337 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $745,000 after purchasing an additional 3,775 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 92.2% in the 1st quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 5,975 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $704,000 after purchasing an additional 2,867 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.26% of the company’s stock.

Equifax stock opened at $123.56 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.40, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. The company has a market capitalization of $14.85 billion, a PE ratio of 20.70, a PEG ratio of 2.81 and a beta of 0.88. Equifax Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $105.31 and a fifty-two week high of $138.69.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The credit services provider reported $1.56 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $876.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $886.00 million. Equifax had a net margin of 14.76% and a return on equity of 22.03%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.60 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Equifax Inc. will post 5.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on EFX. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Equifax from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 27th. Morgan Stanley set a $126.00 price objective on shares of Equifax and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 15th. ValuEngine cut shares of Equifax from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on shares of Equifax from $140.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on shares of Equifax from $135.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $129.30.

About Equifax

Equifax Inc provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions. The USIS segment offers consumer and commercial information services, such as credit information and credit scoring, credit modeling and portfolio analytics, locate, fraud detection and prevention, identity verification, and other consulting; mortgage loan origination information; financial marketing; and identity management services.

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