Legacy Advisors LLC Purchases Shares of 7,823 Equifax, Inc. (EFX)
Legacy Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 7,823 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,075,000. Equifax comprises about 1.4% of Legacy Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest position.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EFX. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in shares of Equifax by 11,042.5% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,729,992 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $237,735,000 after purchasing an additional 1,714,466 shares during the last quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth about $90,020,000. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Equifax by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,933,776 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,365,099,000 after purchasing an additional 653,096 shares during the last quarter. Artemis Investment Management LLP raised its position in shares of Equifax by 478.6% during the 3rd quarter. Artemis Investment Management LLP now owns 703,006 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $74,505,000 after purchasing an additional 581,509 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Equifax by 3.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,801,839 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,621,809,000 after purchasing an additional 368,255 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.30% of the company’s stock.
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EFX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $144.00 price objective (up previously from $142.00) on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 price objective (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Equifax in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $151.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $130.27.
Equifax, Inc. (NYSE EFX) traded down $0.28 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $108.42. 121,522 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,023,601. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.74 and a quick ratio of 0.74. The stock has a market cap of $13,084.49, a PE ratio of 18.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.93. Equifax, Inc. has a 1 year low of $89.59 and a 1 year high of $147.02.
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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