Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating restated by research analysts at Evercore ISI in a research report issued on Saturday. They presently have a $110.00 price objective on the credit services provider’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $174.00. Evercore ISI’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 18.31% from the stock’s previous close.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. SunTrust Banks, Inc. boosted their target price on shares of Equifax from $110.00 to $155.00 in a research report on Friday. Argus cut shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. J P Morgan Chase & Co dropped their target price on shares of Equifax from $167.00 to $135.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $144.00 target price (up from $142.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $137.93.

Shares of Equifax (EFX) opened at 92.98 on Friday. Equifax has a 12-month low of $89.59 and a 12-month high of $147.02. The firm has a market cap of $11.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.69 and a beta of 0.93. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $136.38 and its 200 day moving average is $137.03.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The credit services provider reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $856.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $860.48 million. Equifax had a net margin of 17.44% and a return on equity of 24.88%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.43 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Equifax will post $6.06 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Equifax news, insider Rodolfo O. Ploder sold 1,719 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were 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 directly owns 43,648 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,359,513.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Joseph Michael Loughran III sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.02, for a total transaction of $584,080.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 42,723 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,238,412.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 12,219 shares of company stock valued at $1,780,938. 1.29% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in Equifax by 18.5% in the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 480,790 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $66,070,000 after acquiring an additional 75,144 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank increased its position in Equifax by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 437,845 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $60,169,000 after acquiring an additional 13,500 shares during the period. Airain ltd increased its position in Equifax by 166.0% in the 2nd quarter. Airain ltd now owns 12,161 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,671,000 after acquiring an additional 7,590 shares during the period. William Blair Investment Management LLC increased its position in Equifax by 99.4% in the 1st quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 1,305,063 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $178,454,000 after acquiring an additional 650,550 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE increased its position in Equifax by 3.4% in the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 523,024 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $71,519,000 after acquiring an additional 17,202 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.02% of the company’s stock.

About Equifax

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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