Todays Report: Today: Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. Continues to Hold Position in Equifax Inc. (EFX)

Today: Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. Continues to Hold Position in Equifax Inc. (EFX)

Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. held its stake in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 218,090 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned about 0.18% of Equifax worth $29,348,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. purchased a new stake in Equifax during the second quarter worth approximately $291,000. Capital Analysts LLC boosted its stake in Equifax by 324.1% in the second quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 76,941 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,977,000 after buying an additional 58,797 shares during the last quarter. Legacy Private Trust Co. boosted its stake in Equifax by 21.5% in the second quarter. Legacy Private Trust Co. now owns 25,698 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,300,000 after buying an additional 4,542 shares during the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in Equifax by 14.7% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 16,835 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,162,000 after buying an additional 2,160 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its stake in Equifax by 1.2% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 12,830 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,647,000 after buying an additional 152 shares during the last quarter. 86.81% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) opened at 120.06 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $124.71 and a 200-day moving average of $128.37. The firm has a market cap of $14.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.39 and a beta of 0.85. Equifax Inc. has a 1-year low of $91.72 and a 1-year high of $136.97.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $1.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.08. The firm earned $804.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $208.05 million. Equifax had a net margin of 15.87% and a return on equity of 24.73%. The company’s revenue was up 20.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.14 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Equifax Inc. will post $5.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 23rd will be given a $0.33 dividend. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 21st. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 33.42%.

EFX has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of Equifax from $140.00 to $150.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equifax from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their target price on shares of Equifax from $142.00 to $146.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 28th. RBC Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Monday, November 14th. Finally, Jefferies Group increased their target price on shares of Equifax from $128.00 to $131.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $140.40.

In other Equifax news, insider Paulino R. Barros sold 5,205 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $132.00, for a total value of $687,060.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 10,786 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,423,752. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider J Dann Adams sold 434 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.00, for a total transaction of $54,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 57,370 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,171,250. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.01% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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