Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) Shorted Shares Increased 5.7% After Market Selling
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.54, from 1.24 in 2018Q3. It is negative, as 71 investors sold Equifax Inc. shares while 149 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 111.39 million shares or 9.32% more from 101.90 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported.
Bbt Management Ltd Liability reported 3,551 shares. Comerica State Bank, a Michigan-based fund reported 22,890 shares. Peoples Svcs has invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Wealthtrust Fairport Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.29% or 29,885 shares. Csat Invest Advisory Lp reported 222 shares stake. Private Trust Na has 2,207 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Earnest has 51 shares. Cibc Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 11,454 shares. 38,486 are owned by Suntrust Banks. California-based Cap Sarl has invested 0.45% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Dnb Asset Mgmt As holds 19,553 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 10,255 were accumulated by New Mexico Educational Retirement Board. 42,482 are held by Pnc Service Group. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement stated it has 0.04% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0.25% stake.
The stock of Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) registered an increase of 5.7% in short interest. EFX’s total short interest was 4.85M shares in March as published by FINRA. Its up 5.7% from 4.59M shares, reported previously. With 1.40M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their EFX’s short positions. The short interest to Equifax Inc’s float is 4.05%.
The stock increased 0.48% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $110.85. About 300,328 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 1.15% since March 15, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.52% the S&P500.
Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company has market cap of $13.38 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: U.S. It has a 44.88 P/E ratio. Information Solutions , International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions.
Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Ratings Coverage
Among 8 analysts covering Equifax (NYSE:EFX), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Equifax had 15 analyst reports since October 1, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 14 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, October 26 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 25. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Hold” on Friday, February 22. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 21 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 26 by Wells Fargo. Morgan Stanley maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Monday, October 15 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, October 23. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, December 19. On Friday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”.
More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) – Equifax Q4 Earnings Preview – Benzinga” on February 20, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within NextEra Energy, Equifax, Accenture, STORE Capital, SMART Global, and Cavco Industries â€” Discovering Underlying Factors of Influence – GlobeNewswire” published on March 01, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Equifax, Mattel and Kimberly Clark – Investorplace.com” on February 22, 2019. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “U.S. regulators to seek damages on Equifax breach – Seeking Alpha” published on February 22, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax Canada finds Canadians taking fewer steps to protect personal information – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: March 13, 2019.
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