The Equifax Inc. (EFX) Stake Decreased by Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado

The Equifax Inc. (EFX) Stake Decreased by Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado decreased its position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 0.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 404,231 shares of the company’s stock after selling 748 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Equifax were worth $51,903,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc increased its position in Equifax by 7.8% in the first quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 8,122 shares of the company’s stock worth $928,000 after buying an additional 589 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC increased its position in Equifax by 16.5% in the first quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 30,397 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,474,000 after buying an additional 4,308 shares in the last quarter. Virginia Retirement System acquired a new position in Equifax during the first quarter worth approximately $265,000. Ngam Advisors L.P. increased its position in Equifax by 10.6% in the first quarter. Ngam Advisors L.P. now owns 23,792 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,719,000 after buying an additional 2,275 shares in the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its position in Equifax by 4.5% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 772,055 shares of the company’s stock worth $88,238,000 after buying an additional 33,349 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.64% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) traded down 1.57% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $130.14. 664,690 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Equifax Inc. has a 12 month low of $91.72 and a 12 month high of $136.97. The firm has a market cap of $15.53 billion, a PE ratio of 33.88 and a beta of 0.87. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $132.58 and a 200 day moving average price of $126.21.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $1.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.07. Equifax had a net margin of 16.11% and a return on equity of 24.51%. The firm earned $811.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $802.85 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.15 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 19.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Equifax Inc. will post ($0.47) earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 19th were given a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 17th. Equifax’s payout ratio is presently 34.38%.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on EFX shares. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $136.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a research note on Wednesday, June 15th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $128.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Equifax from $131.00 to $143.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their target price on shares of Equifax from $133.00 to $155.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equifax presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $140.11.

In other Equifax news, insider J Dann Adams sold 4,422 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $134.00, for a total value of $592,548.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 57,804 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,745,736. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Paulino R. Barros sold 5,205 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $132.00, for a total transaction of $687,060.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,786 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,423,752. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.01% of the company’s stock.

Equifax Company Profile

Equifax Inc is a provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates through four segments: 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.

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