As Equifax INC (EFX) Market Valuation Rose, Howe & Rusling INC Has Decreased by $4.39 Million Its Position

June 19, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.01, from 0.96 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 56 investors sold EFX shares while 182 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 104.52 million shares or 2.87% more from 101.60 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Chevy Chase Tru Hldg reported 0.06% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Peapack Gladstone Fincl holds 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) or 2,350 shares. Frontier Mngmt Company Limited Liability Corp has 1.02% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Next Group Inc accumulated 300 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Paloma Prtn Mngmt Communication invested in 13,226 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Bryn Mawr Tru accumulated 47,055 shares or 0.35% of the stock. Lmr Llp reported 9,452 shares stake. Moreover, Asset Mgmt One has 0.07% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 250,713 shares. United Kingdom-based Ibis Cap Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 9.46% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Crawford Investment Counsel holds 32,931 shares. 28,874 were accumulated by Hartford Mngmt Co. Principal Fincl Gp invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Smithfield Company invested in 0.04% or 2,000 shares. Wells Fargo And Communications Mn reported 879,069 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.

Since February 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $18.17 million activity. Webb David sold $936,782 worth of stock or 7,148 shares. KELLEY JOHN J III sold 8,500 shares worth $1.11M. Loughran Joseph Michael III also sold $472,706 worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) shares. The insider Barros Paulino R sold 8,849 shares worth $1.16M. 2,595 shares were sold by Hartman John T., worth $340,139 on Tuesday, February 28. 74,346 Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) shares with value of $9.74 million were sold by Smith Richard F.

Howe & Rusling Inc decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 91.9% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Howe & Rusling Inc sold 37,238 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 3,280 shares of the finance company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $388,000, down from 40,518 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.31B market cap company. The stock rose 0.29% or $0.41 reaching $142.99. About 40,338 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 11.28% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report $1.57 EPS on July, 26.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 9.79 % from last quarter’s $1.43 EPS. EFX’s profit would be $189.96M giving it 22.77 P/E if the $1.57 EPS is correct. After having $1.44 EPS previously, Equifax Inc.’s analysts see 9.03 % EPS growth.

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Equifax, Inc. (EFX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 23, 2017” on May 22, 2017, also Zacks.com with their article: “Equifax (EFX) to Buy Identity Protection Company ID Watchdog” published on June 19, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “Equifax Announces Senior Leadership Changes” on June 05, 2017. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Equifax: Little Competition, Double-Digit Growth And Expanding Margins” published on May 23, 2017 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “BRIEF-ID Watchdog to be acquired by Equifax Inc” with publication date: June 16, 2017.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Equifax Inc had 27 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, March 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by Atlantic Securities. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Friday, March 18. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, March 30 by Cowen & Co. William Blair initiated the shares of EFX in report on Friday, April 8 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, October 28 with “Outperform” rating. As per Friday, January 20, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. On Thursday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of EFX in report on Friday, February 10 with “Overweight” rating.

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