Schroder Investment Management Group Has $24.91 Million Position in Equifax Inc. (EFX)

Schroder Investment Management Group lessened its stake in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 13.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 197,423 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 31,400 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned about 0.16% of Equifax worth $24,907,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EFX. Atria Investments LLC increased its position in Equifax by 7.5% during the second quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 6,216 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $778,000 after buying an additional 436 shares during the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc increased its position in Equifax by 3.8% during the second quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 11,906 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,490,000 after buying an additional 436 shares during the last quarter. Homrich & Berg increased its position in Equifax by 8.6% during the second quarter. Homrich & Berg now owns 5,502 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $688,000 after buying an additional 438 shares during the last quarter. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. increased its position in Equifax by 4.1% during the second quarter. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. now owns 11,375 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,423,000 after buying an additional 450 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Equifax by 2.5% during the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 19,136 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $2,394,000 after buying an additional 463 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.60% of the company’s stock.

Equifax stock opened at $123.05 on Friday. Equifax Inc. has a 12 month low of $105.31 and a 12 month high of $138.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.40. The company has a market capitalization of $15.72 billion, a PE ratio of 20.61, a PEG ratio of 2.97 and a beta of 0.88.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The credit services provider reported $1.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.02. Equifax had a return on equity of 22.03% and a net margin of 14.76%. The company had revenue of $876.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $886.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.60 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Equifax Inc. will post 5.85 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 24th were given a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.27%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 23rd. Equifax’s payout ratio is 26.13%.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on EFX. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Equifax from $120.00 to $117.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. ValuEngine downgraded Equifax from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their price target on Equifax from $140.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Equifax from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on Equifax from $135.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $129.40.

About Equifax

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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