Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 8.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,827 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,051 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Equifax were worth $1,288,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. lifted its position in shares of Equifax by 12.6% in the 4th quarter. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. now owns 12,935 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,205,000 after purchasing an additional 1,445 shares during the period. Columbus Circle Investors lifted its position in shares of Equifax by 100.2% in the 3rd quarter. Columbus Circle Investors now owns 300,136 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $39,189,000 after purchasing an additional 150,204 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its position in shares of Equifax by 42.9% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 70,595 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $9,217,000 after purchasing an additional 21,186 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Equifax in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,477,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc lifted its position in shares of Equifax by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 12,212,967 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,594,647,000 after purchasing an additional 65,505 shares during the period. 90.35% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
NYSE:EFX opened at $106.88 on Friday. Equifax Inc. has a 52 week low of $88.68 and a 52 week high of $138.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 1.19. The company has a market cap of $12.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.46, a PEG ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 1.20.
EFX has been the subject of several research reports. Morgan Stanley set a $115.00 price target on shares of Equifax and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. TD Securities reaffirmed an “average” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Deutsche Bank set a $128.00 price target on shares of Equifax and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, December 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $125.00 price target for the company. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered their price target on shares of Equifax from $115.00 to $109.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $119.90.
Equifax Company Profile
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.
See Also: Coverage Ratio
Want to see what other hedge funds are holding EFX? Visit HoldingsChannel.com to get the latest 13F filings and insider trades for Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX).