Short traders are feeling a little more bullish of late if you evaluate the change in short interest. The company saw a fall in short interest of -50.51% as of October 31, 2017 from the last reporting period. Short shares decreased 3,874,748 over that period. Days to cover decreased 0.0 to 2.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.03% on October 31.
Here are a few substantial investment firms who have updated their positions. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS augmented its ownership by buying 859 shares an increase of 9.6% as of 09/30/2017. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now holds 9,790 shares with a value of $1,038,000. The value of the position overall is down by 15.4%. Bowen Hanes & Co Inc reduced its position by shedding 10,758 shares a decrease of 46.1% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. Bowen Hanes & Co Inc currently owns 12,578 shares worth $1,333,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 58.4%.
As of quarter end Baird Financial Group, Inc. had disposed of a total of 298,412 shares trimming its stake by 94.9%. The value of the investment in Equifax Inc decreased from $43,208,000 to $1,697,000 decreasing 96.1% for the reporting period. Raymond James & Associates expanded its stake by buying 5,348 shares an increase of 3.3% in the quarter. Raymond James & Associates now controls 167,027 shares valued at $17,703,000. The value of the position overall is down by 20.3%.
On November 8, 2017 Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) updated guidance on EFX with a rating of “Neutral”.
On October 13, 2017 SunTrust Banks maintained a “Buy” rating on the company. On October 6 analysts at Wells Fargo & Company released a research note on EFX and giving a rating of “Buy” and setting a price target of $127.00.
October 4 investment analysts at Stephens kept the stock rating at “Equal Weight” projecting a price of $110.00. October 3 investment analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “Buy” rating on the company.
In the market the company is trading up by 1.23% since yesterday’s close of 109.31. The P/E ratio is currently 25.00 and market cap is 13.29B. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $4.43 with 120.08M shares currently outstanding.
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. 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. It uses statistical techniques and software tools to analyze all available data, creating customized insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for its clients. It helps consumers understand, manage and protect their personal information and make more informed financial decisions. It also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management..