Equifax, Inc. (EFX) is Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV’s Largest Position

Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV trimmed its stake in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 2.7% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 183,929 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 5,150 shares during the quarter. Equifax accounts for approximately 15.4% of Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV’s holdings, making the stock its biggest holding. Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV’s holdings in Equifax were worth $21,689,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Equifax by 5.0% during the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 781 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $108,000 after purchasing an additional 37 shares in the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in Equifax by 3.0% during the second quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,930 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $267,000 after acquiring an additional 57 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A. grew its holdings in Equifax by 2.4% during the second quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 2,536 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $348,000 after acquiring an additional 59 shares during the period. Sentry Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Equifax by 1.4% during the second quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 7,057 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $970,000 after acquiring an additional 96 shares during the period. Finally, HighTower Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Equifax by 0.5% during the second quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 19,836 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $2,716,000 after acquiring an additional 97 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 95.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE EFX) traded down $1.07 during trading on Thursday, hitting $121.18. The stock had a trading volume of 1,026,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,389,657. The firm has a market cap of $14,560.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. Equifax, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $89.59 and a fifty-two week high of $147.02.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $834.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $847.28 million. Equifax had a return on equity of 24.45% and a net margin of 16.18%. The firm’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.44 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Equifax, Inc. will post 5.92 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th were issued a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.29%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.29%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on EFX. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Equifax from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $149.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $128.67.

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Equifax 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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