Shelton Capital Management purchased a new stake in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 1,770 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $243,000.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of EFX. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lifted its holdings in shares of Equifax by 1.6% in the first quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 3,860 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $528,000 after purchasing an additional 60 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Equifax by 10.5% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 405,646 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $55,468,000 after purchasing an additional 38,498 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP lifted its holdings in shares of Equifax by 4.0% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 25,950 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $3,548,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Equifax by 0.5% in the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 2,948 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $403,000 after purchasing an additional 16 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Global X Management Co. LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Equifax by 28.7% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 2,484 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $340,000 after purchasing an additional 554 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.96% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on EFX. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a report on Friday, October 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $149.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Wells Fargo & Company set a $127.00 target price on Equifax and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Equifax presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $130.27.

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In related news, insider Rodolfo O. Ploder sold 1,719 shares of Equifax stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.70, for a total value of $250,458.30. Following the sale, the insider now owns 43,648 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,359,513.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Joseph Michael Loughran III sold 4,000 shares of Equifax stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.02, for a total transaction of $584,080.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 42,723 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,238,412.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 12,219 shares of company stock worth $1,780,938 in the last ninety days. 1.29% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE EFX) opened at 108.58 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $114.72 and its 200-day moving average price is $133.05. Equifax, Inc. has a 12 month low of $89.59 and a 12 month high of $147.02. The firm has a market cap of $13.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.00 and a beta of 0.87.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The credit services provider reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.57 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $856.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $860.48 million. Equifax had a net margin of 17.44% and a return on equity of 24.88%. Equifax’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.43 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Equifax, Inc. will post $5.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Equifax

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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