$1.32 EPS Expected for Equifax Inc. (EFX); Atento S.A. Ordinary Shares (ATTO) Shorts Down By 50.45%

Analysts expect Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report $1.32 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 5.04% from last quarter’s $1.39 EPS. EFX’s profit would be $159.16M giving it 20.24 P/E if the $1.32 EPS is correct. After having $1.41 EPS previously, Equifax Inc.’s analysts see -6.38% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $106.88. About 1.18M shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.74% since February 10, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.74% the S&P500. Some Historical EFX News: 12/04/2018 – WEST VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT AGAINST EQUIFAX INC EFX.N OVER DATA BREACH; 14/03/2018 – US authorities accuse former Equifax executive of insider trading; 16/03/2018 – New York Post: Warren slams Equifax over insider-trading scandal; 25/04/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – QTRLY ADJUSTED EPS EXCLUDES CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT RELATED COSTS; 02/04/2018 – Equifax says a ‘small percentage’ of people affected by its data breach have gotten wrong letters; 12/04/2018 – West Virginia sues Equifax over data breach; 28/03/2018 – Equifax names Mark Begor as its CEO; 11/04/2018 – CTW INVESTMENT GROUP URGES EQUIFAX’S SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE AGAINST RE-ELECTION OF DIRECTORS JOHN MCKINLEY, MARK B. TEMPLETON AND MARK L. FEIDLER AT ANNUAL MEETING OF EQUIFAX; 16/05/2018 – Democrats on FTC vote no on consumer protection appointee; 14/03/2018 – EQUIFAX SAYS IT REPORTED YING’S SHARE SALE TO AUTHORITIES

Atento S.A. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:ATTO) had a decrease of 50.45% in short interest. ATTO’s SI was 348,200 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 50.45% from 702,700 shares previously. With 135,200 avg volume, 3 days are for Atento S.A. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:ATTO)’s short sellers to cover ATTO’s short positions. The SI to Atento S.A. Ordinary Shares’s float is 1.4%. The stock decreased 1.96% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $4. About 40,108 shares traded. Atento S.A. (NYSE:ATTO) has declined 57.93% since February 10, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.93% the S&P500. Some Historical ATTO News: 07/05/2018 – ATENTO SA QTRLY REVENUE $490.4 MLN VS $468.0 MLN; 19/03/2018 – Atento 4Q Loss/Shr 12c; 28/03/2018 – Atento’s End to End Digital Sales Solution Improves Sales Conversion and Drives Customer Experience while Lowering Cost of Sales; 19/03/2018 – RPT-ATENTO SA – QTRLY REV $478.3 MLN VS $442.0 MLN; 19/03/2018 – ATENTO SA – SEES CONSTANT CURRENCY REVENUE GROWTH OF 3% TO 6% AND ADJUSTED EBITDA MARGIN OF 11%-12% FOR FISCAL 2018; 07/05/2018 – ATENTO SA SEES FY 2018 ADJUSTED EBITDA MARGIN RANGE (CCY) 11% TO 12%; 07/05/2018 – Atento 1Q Loss/Shr 2c; 19/03/2018 – RPT-ATENTO SA – SEES CONSTANT CURRENCY REVENUE GROWTH OF 3% TO 6% AND ADJUSTED EBITDA MARGIN OF 11%-12% FOR FISCAL 2018; 07/05/2018 – ATENTO SA – QTRLY REVENUE $490.4 MLN VS $468.0 MLN; 07/05/2018 – Atento 1Q Rev $490.4M

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 24 investors sold Equifax Inc. shares while 134 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 101.90 million shares or 2.93% less from 104.97 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Moreover, Next Fincl Gp has 0.01% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). M&T Bancshares invested in 0.01% or 15,116 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt stated it has 73,436 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Group Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Ironwood Inv Counsel Limited Co has invested 0.12% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). The Virginia-based Burney has invested 0.13% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership reported 135,630 shares stake. Tiaa Cref Inv Ltd Liability Corp holds 300,110 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Corporation owns 5,492 shares. 1,408 were reported by Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Mgmt Limited Company. State Street accumulated 4.66M shares. Moreover, Putnam Invests Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Atria Investments Limited Liability Corp holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 6,867 shares. Brown Cap Management Limited Liability Company invested in 8,815 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 196,923 are held by Schroder Investment Mgmt Grp.

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “5 Reasons Why You Need to Buy Facebook Stock At This Price – Investorplace.com” on January 15, 2019, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Equifax announces senior leadership changes – PRNewswire” published on February 04, 2019, Prnewswire.com published: “Dealers gain efficiency: Equifax helps fuel DealerPolicy’s solution that enables car buying for the digital age – PRNewswire” on January 25, 2019. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Equifax® Canada Acquires JLR Inc., a Leading Property Knowledge Company – GlobeNewswire” published on December 14, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Equifax Inc. Stock Fell 22.3% in October – The Motley Fool” with publication date: November 12, 2018.

Among 7 analysts covering Equifax (NYSE:EFX), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Equifax had 12 analyst reports since September 13, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of EFX in report on Thursday, September 13 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Monday, January 14, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, January 8. On Monday, October 15 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. Bank of America maintained it with “Underperform” rating and $123 target in Tuesday, October 23 report. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $115 target in Thursday, October 25 report. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 26. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, December 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 5 by Deutsche Bank. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 26 report.

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company has market cap of $12.89 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: U.S. It has a 29.05 P/E ratio. Information Solutions , International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions.

Atento S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services and solutions in Brazil, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has market cap of $292.79 million. It offers a range of front and back-end services, including sales, customer care, collections, back office, applications-processing, credit-management, and technical support services. It currently has negative earnings. The firm serves clients primarily in the telecommunications and financial services sectors; and in multi-sectors, including consumer goods, retail, public administration, healthcare, travel, and transportation and logistics, as well as technology and media.

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