Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating restated by stock analysts at Barclays PLC in a report released on Thursday. They currently have a $115.00 price objective on the credit services provider’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $150.00. Barclays PLC’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 19.06% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on EFX. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 price target (down previously from $145.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Thursday. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $149.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, September 8th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered their price target on Equifax from $167.00 to $135.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $141.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research report on Tuesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $141.29.

Shares of Equifax (EFX) traded down 2.42% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $96.59. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 33,781,983 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $140.52 and its 200 day moving average price is $137.87. The firm has a market cap of $11.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.46 and a beta of 0.93. Equifax has a 12-month low of $89.59 and a 12-month high of $147.02.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The credit services provider reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.03. 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 in the previous year, the firm posted $1.43 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Equifax will post $6.07 EPS for the current year.

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In related news, insider Rodolfo O. Ploder sold 1,719 shares of Equifax stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.70, for a total value of $250,458.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 43,648 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,359,513.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO John W. Gamble, Jr. sold 6,500 shares of Equifax stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.60, for a total value of $946,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 42,078 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,126,556.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 12,219 shares of company stock valued at $1,780,938. 1.29% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Intl Fcstone Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Equifax in the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,438,000. Sentry Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Equifax by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 7,057 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $970,000 after purchasing an additional 96 shares in the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank increased its stake in shares of Equifax by 25.9% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 40,718 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $5,594,000 after purchasing an additional 8,364 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Equifax in the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,055,000. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake in shares of Equifax by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 51,898 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $7,132,000 after purchasing an additional 1,026 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.02% of the company’s stock.

Equifax Company Profile

Equifax Inc is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates in four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Global Consumer Solutions. Its products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from various sources, including credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payments, employment, income, demographic and marketing data.

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