Victory Capital Management Inc. Raises Stake in Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 33.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 21,633 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,416 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Equifax were worth $2,293,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of EFX. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Equifax in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $137,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 781 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 37 shares in the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 9,722.2% in the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 884 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 875 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 24.6% in the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 928 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 183 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Equifax in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $134,000. Institutional investors own 87.25% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Equifax from $144.00 to $140.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, September 8th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $151.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Equifax in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $128.07.

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Shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) opened at $111.37 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,373.20, a P/E ratio of 18.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. Equifax, Inc. has a 12-month low of $89.59 and a 12-month high of $147.02.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $834.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $847.28 million. Equifax had a return on equity of 24.45% and a net margin of 16.18%. The company’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.44 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Equifax, Inc. will post 5.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.40%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio is 35.29%.

Equifax 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Equifax (NYSE:EFX)

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