JP Morgan Chase & Co Reiterates Buy Rating for Equifax, Inc. (EFX)


Equifax, Inc. has a beta of 0.94 making it less volatile than the market as a whole that has a beta of 1. (NYSE:EFX) in a research note released on Friday, September 8th.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. On September 15 the company was downgraded from " to "Overweight" with a current price target of $115.00 in an announcement from Argus Research. BidaskClub upgraded Equifax from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Stephens restated a "hold" rating and set a $110.00 target price (down from $145.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Thursday. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Equifax to $127.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research report on Thursday.

Among 23 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. The stock now has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $137.93.

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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) opened at 92.98 on Friday.

Company chares are trading at $94.55 which is significantly lower than $137.80, the stock's 50 day moving average and impressively lower than the 200 day moving average of $137.30.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The expected JRVR's profit could reach $20.43 million giving the stock 14.81 P/E in the case that $0.68 earnings per share is reported. The company had revenue of $801.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $799.53 million. Equifax Inc had 37 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted to be $1.51 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $6.55. In the last earnings report the EPS was $4.72 and is estimated to be $6.06 for the current year with 120,372,000 shares presently outstanding. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Kanaly Tru Com owns 41 shares. If you are viewing this piece of content on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of worldwide copyright laws. The correct version of this piece can be accessed at Shareholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date was set for Wednesday the 23rd of August 2017. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.68%. Equifax's payout ratio is 33.05%. Also, insider Joseph Michael Loughran III sold 4,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $145.60. Following the sale, the insider now owns 40,595 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,860,845.30. About 5,690 shares traded. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.02, for a total transaction of $584,080.00. John W. Jr Gamble, CVP & CFO disclosed the sale of 6,500 shares of (EFX). Insiders own 1.29% of the company's stock. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -36.76% away from it's 52- week high and 3.78% away from its 52 week low.

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Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc holds 3.4% of its portfolio in James River Group Holdings Ltd for 362,344 shares. The Company also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. ETF Managers Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Equifax during the 2nd quarter valued at $137,000. Finally, Gratus Capital LLC increased its stake in shares of Equifax by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 7,057 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $970,000 after buying an additional 96 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 437,845 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $60,169,000 after purchasing an additional 13,500 shares during the period.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of EFX.

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.

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