John W. Gamble, Jr. Sells 3,650 Shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Stock

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFXGet Free Report) CFO John W. Gamble, Jr. sold 3,650 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $229.24, for a total transaction of $836,726.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 62,219 shares in the company, valued at $14,263,083.56. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Equifax Price Performance

EFX stock opened at $231.39 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $28.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 51.53, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.54. Equifax Inc. has a twelve month low of $159.95 and a twelve month high of $275.10. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $241.17 and a 200-day simple moving average of $243.36. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04.

Equifax (NYSE:EFXGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 18th. The credit services provider reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.40 billion. Equifax had a return on equity of 19.08% and a net margin of 10.42%. The company’s revenue was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.43 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Equifax Inc. will post 7.37 EPS for the current year.

Equifax Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 19th. Investors of record on Friday, May 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 23rd. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio is presently 34.74%.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Equifax

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. KB Financial Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax during the third quarter worth $25,000. Wetzel Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter worth $25,000. EntryPoint Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax during the first quarter worth $30,000. OFI Invest Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax during the first quarter worth $31,000. Finally, Turtle Creek Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter worth $41,000. 96.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of analysts recently weighed in on EFX shares. The Goldman Sachs Group cut their target price on shares of Equifax from $276.00 to $241.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 19th. Oppenheimer cut their target price on shares of Equifax from $291.00 to $272.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of Equifax from $290.00 to $273.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 19th. Truist Financial upped their target price on shares of Equifax from $270.00 to $285.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Bank of America dropped their price target on shares of Equifax from $300.00 to $255.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 19th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $270.19.

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About Equifax

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Equifax Inc operates as a data, analytics, and technology company. The company operates through three segments: Workforce Solutions, U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), and International. The Workforce Solutions segment offers services that enables customers to verify income, employment, educational history, criminal justice data, healthcare professional licensure, and sanctions of people in the United States; and employer customers with services that assist them in complying with and automating payroll-related and human resource management processes throughout the entire cycle of the employment relationship.

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