Sentry Investment Management LLC lifted its position in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,057 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after buying an additional 96 shares during the period. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $970,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Brighton Jones LLC lifted its stake in shares of Equifax by 0.3% in the second quarter. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 3,012 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $414,000 after buying an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Equifax by 0.3% in the second quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 3,042 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $424,000 after buying an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC lifted its stake in shares of Equifax by 0.3% in the first quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 3,751 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $513,000 after buying an additional 11 shares in the last quarter. Sawtooth Solutions LLC lifted its stake in shares of Equifax by 0.6% in the second quarter. Sawtooth Solutions LLC now owns 1,779 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $245,000 after buying an additional 11 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Huntington National Bank lifted its stake in shares of Equifax by 0.4% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 4,135 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $568,000 after buying an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.96% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective 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. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and set a $151.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $160.00 price objective (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $130.27.

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Equifax, Inc. (NYSE EFX) traded up 1.33% during trading on Friday, reaching $111.98. 390,553 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $13.48 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.72 and a beta of 0.87. Equifax, Inc. has a 52 week low of $89.59 and a 52 week high of $147.02. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $111.89 and a 200-day moving average price of $132.32.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The credit services provider reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $856.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $860.48 million. Equifax had a net margin of 17.44% and a return on equity of 24.88%. The firm’s revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.43 EPS. Analysts forecast that Equifax, Inc. will post $5.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CFO John W. Gamble, Jr. sold 6,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.60, for a total value of $946,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 42,078 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,126,556.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Rodolfo O. Ploder sold 1,719 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.70, for a total transaction of $250,458.30. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 43,648 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,359,513.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 12,219 shares of company stock valued at $1,780,938. 1.29% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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