Morgan Stanley Boosts Equifax, Inc. (EFX) Price Target to $127.00


Morgan Stanley Boosts Equifax, Inc. (EFX) Price Target to $127.00

The company also recently announced a dividend for shareholders paid on Friday the 15th of September 2017. Cowen and Company reissued a buy rating and issued a $151.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, July 28th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Equifax in a report on Friday, September 8th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $160.00 price target (up from $140.00) on shares of Equifax in a research note on Thursday, July 27th.

Equifax (EFX) Alert: Johnson Fistel Investigates Cyber Intrusion at Equifax Inc.; Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 884 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 875 shares during the last quarter. On June 13 analysts at Argus starting coverage on the stock giving it an initial rating of "Buy". The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $92.98, down from yesterday's close by -3.81%. Equifax has a 1-year low of $89.59 and a 1-year high of $147.02. The corporation has a valuation of $11.36 B, a price to earnings ratio of 19.99 along with a stock beta of 0.93. Narrowing in, the stock is at a distance of -36.44% from the 50 day high and 4.31% off of the 50 day low.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. Note, this compares with a consensus analyst forecast of 1.51 in earnings per share for its next fiscal quarterly report. Equifax had a net margin of 17.44% and a return on equity of 24.88%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. Janus Henderson Group has an ownership of 1,729,992 stocks of the credit services provider's shares valued at $237,735,000 after scooping up an extra 1,714,466 shares through out the quarter.

Equifax, Inc. (EFX) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Oct 25 AMC at 1.6, whereas, 14 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 1.51.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.68%. Equifax's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.05%. In a transaction dated August 01, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $146.02, raking in a sum of $584,080. The SEC filing shows that Gamble John W Jr performed a sale of 6,500 shares. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. (NYSE:EFX) recently. Joseph Michael Iii Loughran, Pres USIS let go of $584,080 worth of shares at an average price of $146.02 on August 1st. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 42,078 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,126,556.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. During the same quarter previous year, the firm earned $1.43 EPS. Also Executive Rodolfo O. Ploder unloaded 1,719 stocks of the company's shares in a trade that took place on Wed, Aug 2nd. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Equifax in the second quarter worth about $137,000. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 745 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $102,000 after acquiring an additional 64 shares during the period. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a $115.00 price objective (down previously from $150.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax during the third quarter valued at about $188,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its stake in Equifax by 5.0% in the second quarter.

Equifax Inc., launched on December 20, 1913, is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. USIS provides consumer and commercial information solutions to businesses in the United States, including online information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and financial marketing services.

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