Equifax Inc. (EFX) Holdings Lifted by Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc.

Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 15.3% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 4,134 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 549 shares during the period. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Equifax were worth $385,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in EFX. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. grew its […] Read more

1 in 5 of those buying a house rely on family money

Baby boomers in America have a problem: They’re paying too much for their grown-up children’s new homes.

One in five home purchases in the U.S. is made possible by a parent’s financial support, according to a report out Wednesday from Legal & General, a financial services company based in the U.K. Collectively, U.S. parents gave or lent $47 billion dollars to children last year, enabling 1.2 million purchases.

“If it really were a business, the Bank of Mom and Dad would be a top ten mortgage lender, the seventh biggest in America,” the report said.

That’s another way of saying homeownership […] Read more

$1.32 EPS Expected for Equifax Inc. (EFX); Abraxas Petroleum (AXAS) Sentiment Is 1.03

Abraxas Petroleum Corp (AXAS) investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2018. It’s down -0.62, from 1.65 in 2018Q2. The ratio fall, as 61 investment professionals increased or started new equity positions, while 59 reduced and sold stock positions in Abraxas Petroleum Corp. The investment professionals in our database reported: 89.43 million shares, down from 90.69 million shares in 2018Q2. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Abraxas Petroleum Corp in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 16 Reduced: 43 Increased: 46 New Position: 15.

Analysts expect Equifax Inc. […] Read more

Equifax (EFX) to pay $0.39 on Mar 29, 2019; Last Week Veeva Systems Inc. (VEEV) Coverage

Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) is expected to pay $0.39 on Mar 29, 2019. (NYSE:EFX) shareholders before Mar 11, 2019 will receive the $0.39 dividend. Equifax Inc’s current price of $108.74 translates into 0.36% yield. Equifax Inc’s dividend has Mar 12, 2019 as record date. Feb 20, 2019 is the announcement. The stock decreased 1.99% or $2.21 during the last trading session, reaching $108.74. About 1.04M shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.74% since February 28, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.74% the S&P500. Some Historical EFX News: 25/04/2018 – Credit-reporting Agency Equifax Profit Falls Short Of Estimates […] Read more

Equifax Chief Hit By Identity Theft Three Times

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Equifax CEO Mark Begor revealed that he has been the victim of identity theft three times in the past 10 years during a privacy hearing on Tuesday (February 26).

Begor made the confession after U.S. Representative Katie Porter, a Democrat from California, asked the CEO to share his Social Security Number, birth date, and address at the public hearing during an exchange about security and privacy concerns.

In 2017, Equifax suffered a massive data breach that exposed the personal data of 143 million consumers in the U.S., including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. The company also reported […] Read more

Coca (KO) Shareholder Arbor Investment Advisors Has Lowered Its Holding; Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Decreased Position in Equifax (EFX) by $980,200 – The Financial Examiner

Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 4.61% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc sold 7,540 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 155,889 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $20.35M, down from 163,429 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.11 billion market […] Read more

US GDP Grows Above-Forecast 2.6% As Business Spending Picks Up

The U.S. economy cooled by less than expected last quarter as business investment picked up, suggesting growth could be stronger for longer as the Federal Reserve takes a patient approach to interest rates.

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The 2.6% annualized rate of gains in gross domestic product from October to December compared with the 2.2% median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg. It followed a 3.4% advance in the prior three months, according to a Commerce Department report Thursday that was delayed a month by the government shutdown.

Consumption, which accounts for the majority of the economy, grew 2.8%, slightly below forecasts, while nonresidential business investment accelerated to […] Read more

Stock Market Bulls Come Up Empty Despite GDP Pop

Stock market bulls couldn’t take advantage of stronger than expected GDP data Thursday, as the indexes chalked up small losses in late morning trade.

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The Nasdaq trimmed about 0.1%, while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average traded just under the break-even line. Small caps in the Russell 2000 fell 0.2%.

Volume in the stock market today was running higher on the NYSE and lower on the Nasdaq vs. the same time yesterday.

The first reading on fourth quarter GDP rolled in at 2.6%, a nice surprise vs. the consensus estimate of 2.2%. Still, the market got no satisfaction out of the […] Read more

Tesla Model 3 Unveiled With Long-Awaited $35,000 Price

Tesla (TSLA) announced several new iterations of its increasingly popular Model 3 cars Thursday that include a long-awaited version with a $35,000 price tag.

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In a conference call following the announcement, Chief Executive Elon Musk also said he does not expect the electric-car maker to turn a profit in the first quarter. The company also announced it would be moving all sales online.

Tesla stock, which had been halted before the new Model 3 announcement, was down 3.4%, near 309, during after-hours trading on the stock market today. During regular hours, Tesla stock rose 1.6% and closed at 319.88.

On the company’s website, […] Read more

Stocks Drop As Trump-Kim Summit Ends; Havens Climb: Markets Wrap

European stocks fell and S&P 500 futures extended declines alongside Asian shares after the U.S.-North Korea summit ended abruptly without an agreement. Havens, including gold and the yen, climbed.

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Miners led the drop in the Stoxx Europe 600 Index, with worries over industrial demand escalating after disappointing Chinese manufacturing data underscored concerns about the global economy. Contracts on the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all fell, with South Korean shares the main underperformers in Asia as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un departed the summit venue early in Hanoi without a deal on nuclear disarmament and sanctions. Treasuries climbed while […] Read more