Equifax income falls on data breach expenses

Equifax Inc. (EFX) now trades with a market capitalization of $12.96 Billion. (NYSE:EFX) by 197.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (NYSE:EFX). Cibc Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.02% or 25,383 shares in its portfolio.

In recent action, Equifax Inc.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 3,012 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $414,000 after purchasing an additional 8 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Equifax by 7.0% in the 2nd quarter. Toth Financial Advisory stated it has 1.69% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. Sawtooth Solutions LLC now owns 1,779 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $245,000 after buying an additional 11 shares during the period. (NYSE:EFX). Asset Management Of Georgia Ga Adv invested 21.78% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc.

Checking out some other company technical data, we have noted that Equifax Inc (EFX) now has a 9 day raw stochastic value of 9.91%. (NYSE:EFX). Equifax Inc. has had 1 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 1 sells. About 889,573 shares traded.

Equifax Inc is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The 200-day simple moving average is -17.50% and the 20-day simple moving average is -1.80%.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The institutional investor held 35,387 shares of the specialty insurers company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $4.71 million, up from 11,187 at the end of the previous reported quarter. EFX's average trading volume during the past 20 days is higher than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling more certain than usual about the direction of EFX's future price movements. This illustrates a relatively optimistic outlook in the near term, with a relatively solid earnings per share growth rate of 26.51% over the next few years. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.49 per share.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 15th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.10%. Equifax's payout ratio is 33.42%.

EFX has been the subject of several research analyst reports. "(NYSE:EFX) Shares Bought by Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio" was first published by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight" on Wednesday, January 18. Cowen and Company reissued a "buy" rating and set a $151.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 27 report. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price objective on Equifax from $154.00 to $113.00 and set an "outperform" rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock has "Buy" rating by Evercore on Friday, September 8. The company had a trading volume of 1,865,050 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,850,000. 105.18 million shares or 0.34% more from 104.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. This is a bullish signal that suggests the stock price might continue to rise. There were 89 sold out positions, amounting to 4.31 million shares. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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