Mutual of America Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX – Get Rating) by 1.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 16,324 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 192 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $3,870,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in EFX. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC increased its holdings in Equifax by 4.4% in the 4th quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 1,089 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $319,000 after purchasing an additional 46 shares in the last quarter. First Horizon Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Equifax by 53.3% in the fourth quarter. First Horizon Advisors Inc. now owns 161 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $47,000 after buying an additional 56 shares during the period. DAVENPORT & Co LLC boosted its position in shares of Equifax by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. DAVENPORT & Co LLC now owns 2,326 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $681,000 after buying an additional 58 shares during the period. Securian Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Securian Asset Management Inc. now owns 10,499 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $3,074,000 after buying an additional 59 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Accretive Wealth Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Equifax by 1.7% during the 4th quarter. Accretive Wealth Partners LLC now owns 3,940 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,154,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.92% of the company’s stock.
Wall Street Analyst Weigh In
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on Equifax from $300.00 to $244.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Truist Financial dropped their price target on shares of Equifax from $250.00 to $230.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. The Goldman Sachs Group decreased their price objective on shares of Equifax from $255.00 to $221.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. StockNews.com downgraded Equifax from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday. Finally, Barclays cut their price target on Equifax from $250.00 to $215.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, June 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $246.29.
Equifax Stock Down 2.5 %
Shares of NYSE:EFX opened at $193.20 on Wednesday. Equifax Inc. has a 1-year low of $169.25 and a 1-year high of $300.11. The company’s fifty day moving average is $190.20 and its two-hundred day moving average is $212.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a current ratio of 0.51. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.48.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX – Get Rating) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The credit services provider reported $2.09 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.03 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.32 billion. Equifax had a return on equity of 26.69% and a net margin of 14.54%. Equifax’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.98 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Equifax Inc. will post 7.66 EPS for the current year.
Equifax Dividend Announcement
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 25th were issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.81%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 24th. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.66%.
Equifax Inc provides information solutions and human resources business process automation outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company operates through three segments: Workforce Solutions, U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), and International. The Workforce Solutions segment offers employment, income, criminal history, and social security number verification services, as well as payroll-based transaction, employment tax management, and identity theft protection products.
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