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Unusual Activity Sighted in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Shares

Unusual Activity Sighted in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Shares”

The Koshinski Asset Management Inc holds 2,575 shares with $809,000 value, down from 7,085 last quarter. The firm has a market cap of $11.42 billion, a PE ratio of 20.10 and a beta of 0.93.

Companies with higher future earnings are usually expected to issue higher dividends or have appreciating stock in the future. Columbus Circle Investors now owns 668,196 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $89,926,000 after buying an additional 208,298 shares during the last quarter. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co cut their price target on shares of Equifax from $167.00 to $135.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, September 14th. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500. That brings the CVP & CFO's holdings to $6,126,557 per an SEC filing yesterday.

In order to put EFX's recent price performance into context, we need to get a sense of how the stock moves in relation to the overall market. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.00% of the company's stock. The stock declined 0.15% or $0.12 reaching $82.48 on the news. About 539,877 shares traded.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.91 million activity.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT - Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). The Iowa-based Cambridge Inv Advisors has invested 0.01% in Equifax Inc. The firm now has an outperform rating on the credit services provider's stock. SNS Financial Group LLC bought a new stake in Equifax during the 2nd quarter worth about $200,000.

Equifax options drew an unusually large trade less than three weeks before September 7, when Equifax disclosed that personal details of as many as 143 million USA consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July.

Shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to release earnings on October, 25.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.9 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. EFX's profit will be $182.91M for 16.05 P/E if the $1.52 EPS becomes a reality. The credit services provider reported $1.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.03. About 1.28M shares traded. Sprott Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Equifax by 268.2% in the third quarter. Therefore 67% are positive. Gartner Inc had 25 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 10, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://www.equitiesfocus.com/2017/09/20/equifax-inc-efx-receives-buy-rating-from-deutsche-bank-ag.html. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, February 10 with "Overweight" rating.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, November 6. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, September 7 with "Buy".

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. 41 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. The institutional investors in our partner's database now have: 105.18 million shares, up from 104.82 million shares in 2017Q1. Comerica Bank accumulated 0.03% or 31,594 shares. Massachusetts Svcs Ma has invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Moreover, Veritable LP has 0.01% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mngmt Incorporated has 7,675 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Morgan Stanley holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) for 1.01M shares. (NYSE:EFX) or 12,290 shares. (IT) stake by 0.39% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. (NYSE:EFX). Virtus Inv Advisers Inc owns 4,385 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt LP holds 0.01% or 4,000 shares.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This story was reported by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 42,078 shares in the company, valued at $6,126,556.80. (NYSE:EFX). Shapiro Capital Ltd has 1,800 shares for 0% of their portfolio. "Selects GridBright for Distribution Management ..." on August 29, 2017. On June 13 analysts at Argus started covering EFX with an initial rating of "Buy". Therefore 8% are positive. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, July 24 to "Neutral" rating. The stock of Consolidated Edison, Inc. Jefferies maintained Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Monday, May 1 to "Equal Weight" rating. Ameriprise reported 476,674 shares. Stephens downgraded Equifax Inc. (NYSE:ED) on Monday, October 19 to "Sell" rating.



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