Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Shares Sold by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC lessened its position in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFXFree Report) by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 33,778 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 98 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $6,188,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Householder Group Estate & Retirement Specialist LLC acquired a new position in Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $27,000. Eagle Bay Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Equifax during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $29,000. Geneos Wealth Management Inc. grew its holdings in Equifax by 70.8% during the 3rd quarter. Geneos Wealth Management Inc. now owns 193 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $35,000 after acquiring an additional 80 shares in the last quarter. Smithfield Trust Co grew its holdings in Equifax by 55.5% during the 3rd quarter. Smithfield Trust Co now owns 199 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $36,000 after acquiring an additional 71 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Impact Partnership Wealth LLC acquired a new position in Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $44,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.37% of the company’s stock.

Equifax Stock Down 1.1 %

Shares of Equifax stock opened at $249.18 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $30.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 56.63, a PEG ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 1.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 0.67. Equifax Inc. has a one year low of $159.95 and a one year high of $255.00. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $242.71 and a two-hundred day moving average of $210.01.

Equifax (NYSE:EFXGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The credit services provider reported $1.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.74 by $0.07. The business 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%. The business’s revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.52 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Equifax Inc. will post 7.82 earnings per share for the current year.

Equifax Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be issued a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.63%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.45%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft upgraded shares of Equifax from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $218.00 to $267.00 in a report on Friday, December 8th. Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Equifax in a report on Monday, November 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $243.00 target price for the company. Oppenheimer assumed coverage on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $273.00 target price for the company. Bank of America upgraded shares of Equifax from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $164.00 to $300.00 in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of Equifax from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their target price for the company from $200.00 to $290.00 in a report on Friday, December 15th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, the company presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $261.53.

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About Equifax

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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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