Capital Investment Counsel Stake in Lockheed Martin (LMT) Has Upped by $475,750 as Share Value Declined; Equifax (EFX) Market Valuation Declined While Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Lowered Holding by $980,200

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 $20.35 million, 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 $12.77B market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $105.9. About 951,718 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.74% since January 31, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.74% the S&P500. Some Historical EFX News: 03/05/2018 – EQUIFAX – PRELIM VOTING RESULTS FROM 2018 ANNUAL MEETING SHOW MAJORITY VOTES CAST IN FAVOR OF CO’S RECOMMENDATION TO RE-ELECT ALL BOARD MEMBERS; 15/03/2018 – ACCC SAYS HAS STARTED PROCEEDINGS VS EQUIFAX; 07/05/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – ON MAY 4, SUBMITTED STATEMENT FOR RECORD TO MULTIPLE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES REGARDING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT ANNOUNCED ON SEPT. 7, 2017; 14/03/2018 – Ex-Equifax executive charged after hack; 25/05/2018 – EQUIFAX SAYS NOTES ARE ISSUED PURSUANT TO INDENTURE DATED AS OF MAY 12, 2016 BETWEEN CO AND U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE – SEC FILING; 14/03/2018 – RPT-EQUIFAX SAYS IT IS COOPERATING WITH U.S. SEC, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OVER INSIDER TRADING INVESTIGATION; 28/03/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – BEGOR WILL ALSO BECOME A MEMBER OF EQUIFAX BOARD OF DIRECTORS; 28/03/2018 – EQUIFAX SAYS BEGOR IS ELIGIBLE FOR AN ANNUAL INCENTIVE BONUS OF 100% OF HIS ANNUAL BASE SALARY; 10/05/2018 – Verify “Credit lnvisibles” to Drive Predictive Lift; 28/03/2018 – Equifax Appoints Mark Begor as New CEO

Capital Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) by 18.9% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Investment Counsel Inc bought 1,375 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,650 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $2.99 million, up from 7,275 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Lockheed Martin Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $82.96B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $291.67. About 1.78M shares traded or 13.30% up from the average. Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has declined 5.10% since January 31, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.10% the S&P500. Some Historical LMT News: 05/04/2018 – Fitch Revises Lockheed Martin’s Outlook to Positive; Affirms Ratings; 30/05/2018 – LOCKHEED SEES US BUDGET CAPS AS BIGGEST RISK TO ITS BUSINESS; 17/04/2018 – They are jointly engineered by Lockheed Martin, Stratasys and Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies; 02/05/2018 – First Light: Fourth U.S. Air Force SBIRS Satellite Sends First Images Back to Earth; 26/04/2018 – Lockheed Bond Trading 3x Average; Clients Net Buyers; 24/04/2018 – Lockheed Martin beats profit estimate, raises 2018 forecast; 15/05/2018 – Bluecrest Adds Lockheed, Exits Altria, Cuts Microsoft: 13F; 30/04/2018 – LOCKHEED MARTIN OPENS NEW FACILITY TO SUPPORT F-35 PRODUCTION; 24/04/2018 – LOCKHEED 1Q EPS CONT OPS $4.02; 04/05/2018 – U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT HAS APPROVED POSSIBLE MILITARY AIRCRAFT SALE TO GERMANY FOR ESTIMATED COST OF $1.4 BILLION

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $1.32 EPS, down 5.04% or $0.07 from last year’s $1.39 per share. EFX’s profit will be $159.16 million for 20.06 P/E if the $1.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.41 actual EPS reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.38% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Equifax Valuation Is Attractive But Risks Remain – Seeking Alpha” on September 14, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Equifax Outlook: Trends to Watch in Data-driven Marketing – PRNewswire” published on January 30, 2019, Zacks.com published: “Why Should You Hold Equifax (EFX) Stock in Your Portfolio? – Zacks.com” on January 02, 2019. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Lawsuits against Equifax over 2017 data breach moving forward – Atlanta Business Chronicle” published on January 28, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) – Equifax Q3 Earnings Preview – Benzinga” with publication date: October 24, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 24 investors sold EFX 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. Texas Permanent School Fund invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Comm State Bank holds 0.03% or 20,518 shares. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board holds 5,683 shares. Eaton Vance Management accumulated 73,436 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Louisiana State Employees Retirement owns 7,000 shares. Williams Jones & Associates Limited Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 2,795 shares. Pnc Svcs Gp holds 44,703 shares. Atria Invs Lc holds 0.04% or 6,867 shares. Moreover, Cwm Limited has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). The United Kingdom-based Uss Management has invested 0.86% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Private Advisor Group Inc Limited Liability Com holds 2,365 shares. Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank has invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc holds 13,293 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Howe Rusling accumulated 80 shares. American Grp Inc Inc holds 42,740 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

Among 20 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Equifax Inc had 79 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 23 by Bank of America. As per Tuesday, August 4, the company rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, March 5. Robert W. Baird maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Thursday, November 9 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, January 12. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, September 15 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Friday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 8. Argus Research downgraded the shares of EFX in report on Friday, September 15 to “Hold” rating.

Since November 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $3.46 million activity.

Capital Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $2.13B and $272.26 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 6,886 shares to 217,726 shares, valued at $10.59M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) by 5,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 28,005 shares, and cut its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

More notable recent Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Lockheed Martin Is A Good Long-Term Investment – Seeking Alpha” on January 25, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Dutch, U.S. officials gather in Fort Worth for Lockheed Martin F-35 event – Dallas Business Journal” published on January 30, 2019, Streetinsider.com published: “Raytheon’s mixed quarter and modest forecast hurt shares – StreetInsider.com” on January 31, 2019. More interesting news about Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Japan eyes more F-35 stealth jets – Seeking Alpha” published on November 28, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “5 Must-See Stock Charts for Wednesday — SQ, LMT, HOG, GME – Investorplace.com” with publication date: January 29, 2019.

Among 26 analysts covering Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Lockheed Martin Corporation had 105 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 30 with “Hold”. Zacks upgraded Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) rating on Thursday, September 3. Zacks has “Buy” rating and $229 target. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird. On Wednesday, January 6 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, April 26 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $26300 target in Monday, July 10 report. The stock of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 19. Citigroup maintained Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) rating on Monday, January 14. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $338 target. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research. As per Thursday, July 13, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies.

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