1,013 Shares in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Acquired by Thrive Wealth Management LLC

Thrive Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFXFree Report) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 1,013 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $251,000.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Blue Zone Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Equifax by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Blue Zone Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 21,471 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $5,310,000 after buying an additional 341 shares in the last quarter. Diversified Trust Co lifted its stake in Equifax by 5.3% in the 4th quarter. Diversified Trust Co now owns 1,940 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $480,000 after purchasing an additional 97 shares in the last quarter. Czech National Bank boosted its holdings in Equifax by 0.6% in the 4th quarter. Czech National Bank now owns 21,580 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $5,337,000 after purchasing an additional 132 shares during the period. Capital Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Equifax by 95.4% during the 4th quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,024 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,490,000 after purchasing an additional 2,941 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in shares of Equifax by 18.8% in the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 6,994 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,281,000 after buying an additional 1,108 shares in the last quarter. 98.37% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Equifax Price Performance

Shares of NYSE:EFX opened at $252.94 on Monday. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $254.42 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $221.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.67. The company has a market capitalization of $31.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 57.49, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.52. Equifax Inc. has a 1-year low of $159.95 and a 1-year high of $275.10.

Equifax (NYSE:EFXGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The credit services provider reported $1.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.33 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.31 billion. Equifax had a net margin of 10.36% and a return on equity of 19.40%. Equifax’s quarterly revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.52 EPS. Research analysts expect that Equifax Inc. will post 7.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Equifax Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 23rd were issued a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.62%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.45%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Company raised Equifax from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $200.00 to $290.00 in a report on Friday, December 15th. TheStreet raised shares of Equifax from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, December 29th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on shares of Equifax from $208.00 to $289.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Truist Financial upped their price objective on shares of Equifax from $270.00 to $285.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Equifax in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $273.00 price target for the company. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Equifax currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $264.22.

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Equifax Profile

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Equifax Inc operates as a data, analytics, and technology company. The company operates through three segments: Workforce Solutions, U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), and International. The Workforce Solutions segment offers services that enables customers to verify income, employment, educational history, criminal justice data, healthcare professional licensure, and sanctions of people in the United States; and employer customers with services that assist them in complying with and automating payroll-related and human resource management processes throughout the entire cycle of the employment relationship.

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