Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Janus Capital Management LLC Has $333844000 Position in Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

Janus Capital Management LLC Has $333844000 Position in Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

Baird now has a $141.00 target price on the credit services provider's stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Finally, RBC Capital Markets restated a "buy" rating and set a $144.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, February 10th.

September 15 investment analysts at Morgan Stanley kept the stock rating at "Equal-Weight" but moved down the price target from $140.00 to $127.00. Evercore ISI reiterated a buy rating and issued a $174.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research report on Saturday, September 9th. On June 13 analysts at Argus began coverage giving it an initial rating of "Buy". The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $136.92. (NYSE:TWTR). At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $15.91.

Equifax (NYSE EFX) opened at 92.98 on Tuesday.

Shares of the company are trading at $94.55 much lower than the 50 day moving average of $137.80 and which is well below the 200 day moving average of $137.30.

The most current P/E ratio is 19.47 and the market value is 11.06B.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The credit services provider reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.57 by $0.03. Equifax Inc had 39 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The business had revenue of $856.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $860.48 million. The institutional investor held 885,825 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $27.99M, down from 1.13 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Equifax's revenue was up 20.2% compared to the same quarter past year. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this piece can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/09/16/equifax-inc-efx-receives-buy-rating-from-stifel-nicolaus.html. The company announced a dividend that was paid on Friday the 15th of September 2017. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share. This dividend represents a yield of $1.58. The ex-dividend date was set for Wednesday the 23rd of August 2017. Equifax's payout ratio is 33.05%. As of the end of the quarter Baird Financial Group, Inc. had bought 140,056 shares growing its position 80.3%. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.60, for a total transaction of $946,400.00.

Chief information officer David Webb joined the company from Silicon Valley Bank parent SVB Financial Grouop (SIVB). 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 42,723 shares in the company, valued at $6,238,412.46. John W. Jr Gamble, CVP & CFO disclosed the sale of 6,500 shares of (EFX). In the last three months, insiders sold 12,219 shares of company stock valued at $1,780,938.

Since May 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.91 million activity. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.02% of the company's stock. After $0.67 actual EPS reported by Pfizer Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.48% negative EPS growth. Intl Fcstone Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax in the second quarter valued at $1,438,000.

Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc holds 3.4% of its portfolio in James River Group Holdings Ltd for 362,344 shares. William Blair Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Equifax by 99.4% in the first quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 1,683,442 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $231,339,000 after buying an additional 11,216 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 523,024 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $71,519,000 after purchasing an additional 17,202 shares during the period.

Equifax Inc is a provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers.

"The main risks that we see to EFX center around: 1) greater impairment to the Global Consumer Solutions segment (GCS), 2) potential bleed into other businesses and/or share shift, 3) increased regulation, and 4) higher-than-anticipated fines", writes analyst Jeffrey Goldstein.

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