Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Drops in Trading Today - Down by 12.13%

Marco Green
September 14, 2017

SHAREHOLDER ALERT - Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Navellier & Associates, Nevada-based fund reported 2,162 shares. The firm owned 22,024 shares of the credit services provider's stock after purchasing an additional 937 shares during the quarter. Exxonmobil Inv Inc Tx stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its position in Equifax by 23.8% during the first quarter. The stock has a market cap of $13.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.56 and a beta of 0.93. Park Avenue Securities LLC bought a new stake in Equifax during the second quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Finally, 1832 Asset Management L.P. raised its position in Equifax by 61.7% in the second quarter. However, the institutional investors are observed to own 92.60% of the total shares. $1.91 million worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, September 8 with "Equal-Weight" rating. If you are accessing this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide copyright legislation. The correct version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/09/13/great-lakes-advisors-llc-decreases-position-in-equifax-inc-efx.html. The company had a rise in short interest of 1.59% as of August 15, 2017 from the last reporting period. ↪ The small difference between the 3-month and 6-month stock returns does not impact the price volatility rating for EFX. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. It increased, as 56 investors sold EFX shares while 182 reduced holdings. Joseph Michael Iii Loughran, Pres USIS sold $584,080 worth of shares at an average price of $146.02 on August 1st. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 43,648 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,359,513.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 12,219 shares of company stock worth $1,780,938 in the last three months. Mai Cap holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. Argus started coverage on Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. They issued a "buy" rating and a $166.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Equifax from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut Equifax from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Robert W. Baird maintained it with "Buy" rating and $141.0 target in Thursday, September 7 report. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock. (The) lowered shares of Equifax from a "neutral" rating to a "sell" rating and boosted their price target for the company from $100.00 to $116.00 in a research report on Friday, January 20th. It seems that Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) might see strength given an ABR of 1.9 or Buy rating.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), stock is trading $147.02 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 16.80% in last 5 years. (NYSE:EFX). Moreover, Franklin Res has 0.04% invested in Equifax Inc. Blackrock invested in 0.09% or 565,618 shares. Equifax had a return on equity of 24.88% and a net margin of 17.44%. The company had revenue of $856.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $860.48 million. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm earned $1.43 earnings per share. The shares price has directed -12.86% toward a lower level throughout previous year and swapped -17.96% toward a weak spot during past one month. Currently, the 200-day MA for Equifax Inc (EFX) is sitting at 132.37.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a $0.39 dividend. This dividend amount will represent a yeild of $1.27. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: "Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Hit 143 Million Customers" published on September 07, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com's news article titled: "Equifax's Seismic Breach Tests Trump's Pledge to Dismantle Rules" with publication date: September 12, 2017. Equifax's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 33.05%.

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