Today’s Market Runner: Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

November 28, 2016 - By Nellie Frank   ·   0 Comments

Today's Market Runner: Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment for Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX)

Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) institutional sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 0.85 in 2016Q1. The ratio is more positive, as 205 investment professionals increased or opened new positions, while 241 decreased and sold their equity positions in Equifax Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now hold: 103.59 million shares, down from 106.53 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Equifax Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 7 to 7 for the same number . Sold All: 41 Reduced: 200 Increased: 144 New Position: 61.

Equifax Inc. is a provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The company has a market cap of $14.23 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: U.S. It has a 30.06 P/E ratio. Information Solutions , International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions.

About 249,320 shares traded hands. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 3.22% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.79% the S&P500.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $1.37 earnings per share, up 20.18% or $0.23 from last year’s $1.14 per share. EFX’s profit will be $164.02 million for 21.69 P/E if the $1.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.44 actual earnings per share reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.86% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Equifax is one of the leaders in facilitating and securing commerce by bringing buyers and sellers together world-wide through information, transaction processing and Internet businesses. Global operations include consumer and commercial credit information services, credit card marketing and processing services, check guarantee and authorization, software, modeling, database management, marketing solutions, analytics, direct to consumer services, and Internet identity verification and digital certificate services.”

Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc Ga Adv holds 23.77% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. for 237,896 shares. Ibis Capital Partners Llp owns 182,081 shares or 9.72% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc Id has 3.9% invested in the company for 264,508 shares. The California-based Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. has invested 2.56% in the stock. Quantum Capital Management, a California-based fund reported 126,142 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 4 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $33.74 million net activity.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 78% of Equifax Inc’s analysts are positive. Out of 9 Wall Street analysts rating Equifax Inc, 7 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $101 while the high is $150. The stock’s average target of $129.83 is 9.23% above today’s ($118.86) share price. EFX was included in 18 notes of analysts from July 24, 2015. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 8 by William Blair. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $101 target price in Friday, October 23 report. The company was initiated on Monday, May 9 by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, February 12 report. As per Friday, March 18, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets initiated Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Tuesday, August 4 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, July 29. Cowen & Co initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, March 30 report. The company was maintained on Friday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Tuesday, February 23.

EFX Company Profile

Equifax Inc., incorporated on December 20, 1913, is a well-known provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Firm operates through four divisions: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions. USIS provides consumer and commercial information solutions to businesses in the United States, including online information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and financial marketing services. International includes Canada, Europe and Latin America business units, and provides services and products similar to those available in the USIS segment but with variations by geographic region. In Europe and Latin America, it also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Workforce Solutions provides services enabling clients to verify income and employment (Verification Services), as well as to outsource and automate the performance of certain payroll-related and human resources management business processes, including unemployment cost management, tax credits and incentives and I-9 management services and services to allow employers to ensure compliance with the Affordable Care Act (Employer Services). Personal Solutions provides products to clients in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom enabling them to understand and monitor their credit and monitor and help protect their identity. It also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine information with other information to provide direct to consumer monitoring, reports and scores.

More recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Equifax Invests US$4.5 Million in Costa Rican Shared Services Center, Bringing …” on September 08, 2016. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Equifax to Meet with Investors in New York City, Minneapolis, and Toronto” on November 09, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax, Inc. (EFX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 21, 2016” with publication date: November 18, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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