Equifax INC (EFX) Stock Price Rose While Whetstone Capital Advisors LLC Decreased Position by $4.50 Million

July 14, 2018 - By Vernon Rice

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.01, from 0.86 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 39 investors sold EFX shares while 149 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 102.64 million shares or 2.69% less from 105.48 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Us National Bank & Trust De holds 0.01% or 24,260 shares in its portfolio. Capital Invsts stated it has 0.83% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Univest Of Pennsylvania owns 9,250 shares or 0.47% of their US portfolio. Synovus Fin, Georgia-based fund reported 5,925 shares. Moreover, Dynamic Cap Mgmt has 0.51% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 1,760 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt holds 0% or 5,178 shares. Peoples Fincl Services reported 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Riverhead Cap Llc holds 0.03% or 5,155 shares. Salem Counselors Inc accumulated 0.01% or 700 shares. Mackay Shields Limited Liability accumulated 20,212 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.04% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) or 1,835 shares. Cap Guardian Trust invested in 0.7% or 421,191 shares. Retail Bank Of America De stated it has 247,832 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Panagora Asset Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). 7,300 are held by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys.

Since May 25, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $1.00 million activity.

David Atterbury decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 64.06% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc sold 38,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.15% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by David Atterbury held 21,600 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.55 million, down from 60,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.28B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.21% or $1.56 during the last trading session, reaching $126.99. About 768,741 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.98% since July 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.55% the S&P500.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.54 EPS, down 3.75 % or $0.06 from last year’s $1.6 per share. EFX’s profit will be $185.24 million for 20.62 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.43 actual EPS reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.69 % EPS growth.

More recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Credit fatigue may finally be settling in for Canadian consumers” on June 28, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Equifax: A Put Buyer Was Charged With Insider Trading Last Week – But Recent Trading Suggests A Reason To Be …” on July 02, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax Stock Apparently Is a Completely Scandal-Proof Investment” with publication date: July 09, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Equifax (NYSE:EFX), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Equifax has $135.0 highest and $11500 lowest target. $123’s average target is -3.14% below currents $126.99 stock price. Equifax had 10 analyst reports since January 24, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Hold” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, March 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 2 by Cowen & Co. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, March 5 report. On Monday, March 5 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $119 target in Wednesday, January 31 report. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 9 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, April 27. Bank of America initiated the shares of EFX in report on Tuesday, April 10 with “Sell” rating. On Friday, March 2 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, January 24.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Institutional Positions Chart

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