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Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) CFO Keith D. Taylor sold 2,431 shares of Equinix stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $179.57, for a total value of $436,534.67. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 43,895 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,882,225. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on EQIX shares. Analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Equinix in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $200.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Evercore Partners cut their price target on shares of Equinix from $220.00 to $200.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, December 4th. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital cut their price target on shares of Equinix from $227.00 to $200.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, November 22nd. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equinix has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $218.90.

Shares of Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) traded down 2.01% on Friday, hitting $175.87. The stock had a trading volume of 777,537 shares. Equinix has a one year low of $152.82 and a one year high of $231.56. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $171.8 and a 200-day moving average of $173.9. The company has a market cap of $8.715 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 89.65.

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 23rd. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $540.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $539.67 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Equinix will post $1.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Equinix, Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers worldwide through a global platform of data centers.

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