Creative Planning reduced its position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 15.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 11,086 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 2,056 shares during the period. Creative Planning’s holdings in Equifax were worth $1,032,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter worth about $34,000. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. bought a new position in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter worth about $75,000. Enterprise Financial Services Corp bought a new position in shares of Equifax during the third quarter worth about $114,000. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Equifax by 105.6% during the third quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 1,431 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $187,000 after purchasing an additional 735 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its position in shares of Equifax by 270.3% during the third quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 1,444 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $189,000 after purchasing an additional 1,054 shares during the last quarter. 91.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Tuesday, November 13th. Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $128.00 to $110.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. TheStreet lowered shares of Equifax from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $126.00 price objective on shares of Equifax and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equifax has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $119.90.
EFX opened at $107.25 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $12.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 1.20. Equifax Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $88.68 and a fifty-two week high of $138.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.
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Equifax Inc provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions. The USIS segment offers consumer and commercial information services, such as credit information and credit scoring, credit modeling and portfolio analytics, locate, fraud detection and prevention, identity verification, and other consulting; mortgage loan origination information; financial marketing; and identity management services.
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