Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) insider Prasanna Dhore sold 610 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $164.69, for a total transaction of $100,460.90. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Equifax stock opened at $162.56 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $167.80 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $149.81. Equifax Inc. has a 52 week low of $103.01 and a 52 week high of $181.76. The stock has a market cap of $19.85 billion, a PE ratio of 66.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.97 and a beta of 1.21.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 22nd. The credit services provider reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.30. Equifax had a net margin of 8.03% and a return on equity of 28.46%. The firm had revenue of $982.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $923.62 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.40 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Equifax Inc. will post 5.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 25th will be given a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 24th. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.76%.

EFX has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equifax from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $186.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, June 11th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of Equifax from $162.00 to $180.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 24th. Deutsche Bank boosted their price target on shares of Equifax from $159.00 to $170.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 23rd. Exane BNP Paribas cut shares of Equifax from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 10th. Finally, Barclays lifted their price objective on shares of Equifax from $175.00 to $200.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, July 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Equifax has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $165.81.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in Equifax by 4.2% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 1,914 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $245,000 after acquiring an additional 78 shares in the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in Equifax by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 6,882 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $822,000 after purchasing an additional 79 shares in the last quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp increased its stake in Equifax by 10.2% in the 1st quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 948 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 88 shares in the last quarter. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC increased its stake in Equifax by 4.2% in the 1st quarter. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC now owns 2,500 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $296,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Heritage Way Advisors LLC increased its stake in Equifax by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Heritage Way Advisors LLC now owns 16,306 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $2,803,000 after purchasing an additional 106 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.96% of the company’s stock.

Equifax Company Profile

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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