Citizens Financial Group Inc RI decreased its position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 91.5% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,931 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 31,655 shares during the period. Citizens Financial Group Inc RI’s holdings in Equifax were worth $346,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Telemus Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Equifax in the 4th quarter valued at $859,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Equifax by 33.4% in the 3rd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 21,633 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $2,293,000 after buying an additional 5,416 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank grew its holdings in shares of Equifax by 508.8% in the 3rd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 247,898 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $26,272,000 after buying an additional 207,180 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Equifax in the 3rd quarter valued at $1,124,000. Finally, Capital International Investors acquired a new position in shares of Equifax in the 3rd quarter valued at $513,940,000. 89.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on EFX shares. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Equifax from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $109.40 to $113.00 in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Equifax in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $116.00 price target for the company. Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $149.00 to $115.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equifax from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Barclays cut shares of Equifax from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $115.00 to $128.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $128.07.
Equifax Company Profile
Equifax Inc is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates in four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Global Consumer Solutions. Its products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from various sources, including credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payments, employment, income, demographic and marketing data.
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