Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX – Get Rating) CEO Mark W. Begor sold 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $208.37, for a total transaction of $1,458,590.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 134,646 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $28,056,187.02. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.
Equifax Stock Performance
Shares of Equifax stock opened at $215.31 on Tuesday. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $200.76 and its 200-day simple moving average is $202.20. Equifax Inc. has a 12 month low of $145.98 and a 12 month high of $234.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.22, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $26.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.23, a PEG ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 1.45.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX – Get Rating) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April 19th. The credit services provider reported $1.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.06. Equifax had a net margin of 11.60% and a return on equity of 21.33%. The company had revenue of $1.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.28 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.22 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Equifax Inc. will post 7.18 earnings per share for the current year.
Equifax Dividend Announcement
Institutional Trading of Equifax
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Equifax by 105,549.9% in the 4th quarter. Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC now owns 38,813,671 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $7,543,825,000 after acquiring an additional 38,776,933 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Equifax by 1.1% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 13,334,987 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $2,286,015,000 after purchasing an additional 138,965 shares during the period. T. Rowe Price Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Equifax by 77.8% during the fourth quarter. T. Rowe Price Investment Management Inc. now owns 8,935,666 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,736,737,000 after purchasing an additional 3,910,202 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Equifax by 3.9% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,784,076 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,781,762,000 after purchasing an additional 331,355 shares during the period. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in Equifax by 11.4% during the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,226,424 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,015,808,000 after buying an additional 535,644 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.84% of the company’s stock.
Analysts Set New Price Targets
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on EFX. Barclays reduced their price target on shares of Equifax from $240.00 to $235.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 31st. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a $205.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price target on shares of Equifax from $210.00 to $215.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Truist Financial reduced their price target on shares of Equifax from $260.00 to $250.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft decreased their price target on shares of Equifax from $214.00 to $212.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, April 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Equifax has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $214.20.
Equifax, Inc engages in the provision of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services. It operates through the following business segments: U.S. Information Solutions, Workforce Solutions and International. The U.S. Information Solutions segment includes consumer and commercial information services, mortgage loan origination information, financial marketing services, and identity management.
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