Mackenzie Financial Corp Stake in Equifax INC (EFX) Boosted as Market Valuation Rose

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.54, from 1.24 in 2018Q3. It dived, as 71 investors sold EFX 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. Moreover, Huntington Savings Bank has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 2,303 shares. Ameritas Invest Prns stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Platinum Investment Mgmt holds 853,411 shares. Penobscot Inv Mgmt Communication reported 0.24% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Capital Guardian Trust has 449,221 shares. Regal Inv Advsr Ltd Liability reported 17,843 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Limited Liability Corp reported 5,026 shares. North Star Asset stated it has 109,404 shares or 0.96% of all its holdings. New York-based Richard Bernstein Advsrs Ltd Liability has invested 0.08% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Butensky And Cohen Financial Security Inc holds 12,935 shares. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership has 0.02% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Eulav Asset owns 20,500 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Schroder Investment Group has 0.03% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Ubs Oconnor Ltd Company reported 310,000 shares. Comm State Bank accumulated 19,323 shares.

Mackenzie Financial Corp increased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 44.5% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mackenzie Financial Corp bought 851,486 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.22% with the market. The hedge fund held 2.76M shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $257.49M, up from 1.91 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.32 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.12% or $1.25 during the last trading session, reaching $110.32. About 657,224 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 1.15% since March 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.52% the S&P500.

Mackenzie Financial Corp, which manages about $61.70 billion and $38.04 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nokia Corp (NYSE:NOK) by 6.54 million shares to 25.63M shares, valued at $148.89 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE:TAP) by 94,009 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 59,611 shares, and cut its stake in Hibbett Sports Inc (NASDAQ:HIBB).

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 Fool.com with their article: “Stock Market News: Buffett Makes a Sale, Equifax Takes Heat on the Hill – Motley Fool” published on February 27, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “U.S. regulators to seek damages on Equifax breach – Seeking Alpha” on February 22, 2019. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Factors of Influence in 2019, Key Indicators and Opportunity within New York Mortgage Trust, TrueCar, Equifax, Restaurant Brands International, 21Vianet Group, and Tupperware Brands — New Research Emphasizes Economic Growth – GlobeNewswire” published on February 27, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Scheduled For February 20, 2019 – Benzinga” with publication date: February 20, 2019.

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 stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 8. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, December 19. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, October 26. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 26 by Wells Fargo. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of EFX in report on Monday, January 14 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Wells Fargo maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Monday, October 1. Wells Fargo has “Outperform” rating and $145 target. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, October 23 with “Underperform”. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of EFX in report on Tuesday, February 5 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 25.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Institutional Positions Chart

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