Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC Has $202,000 Stock Position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX)

Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC reduced its stake in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFXFree Report) by 61.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 757 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 1,203 shares during the quarter. Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $202,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in EFX. Wetzel Investment Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Equifax in the 4th quarter valued at $25,000. OFI Invest Asset Management bought a new stake in Equifax in the 1st quarter valued at $31,000. Turtle Creek Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Equifax in the 4th quarter valued at $41,000. ORG Partners LLC bought a new stake in Equifax in the 4th quarter valued at $49,000. Finally, Pineridge Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Equifax in the 4th quarter valued at $55,000. 96.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Equifax Stock Down 0.2 %

Shares of EFX opened at $239.86 on Thursday. Equifax Inc. has a 52 week low of $159.95 and a 52 week high of $275.10. The firm has a market cap of $29.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 53.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 1.56. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $238.95 and its 200 day simple moving average is $246.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 0.73.

Equifax (NYSE:EFXGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 18th. The credit services provider reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.44 by $0.06. Equifax had a net margin of 10.42% and a return on equity of 19.08%. The business had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.40 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.43 EPS. Equifax’s quarterly revenue was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Equifax Inc. will post 7.37 earnings per share for the current year.

Equifax Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 24th were given a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 23rd. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.65%. Equifax’s payout ratio is presently 34.74%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several brokerages have commented on EFX. Wolfe Research began coverage on shares of Equifax in a research report on Tuesday. They set an “outperform” rating and a $275.00 price target on the stock. Robert W. Baird cut their price target on shares of Equifax from $275.00 to $260.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 19th. The Goldman Sachs Group cut their price target on shares of Equifax from $276.00 to $241.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of Equifax from $290.00 to $273.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 19th. Finally, Oppenheimer cut their price target on shares of Equifax from $291.00 to $272.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Equifax presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $270.47.

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Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Equifax news, EVP Rodolfo O. Ploder sold 14,097 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $225.45, for a total transaction of $3,178,168.65. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 75,964 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,126,083.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In other Equifax news, EVP Rodolfo O. Ploder sold 14,097 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $225.45, for a total transaction of $3,178,168.65. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 75,964 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,126,083.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Mark W. Begor sold 58,300 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $225.45, for a total transaction of $13,143,735.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 109,220 shares in the company, valued at approximately $24,623,649. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 83,635 shares of company stock worth $18,969,282 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 1.66% of the company’s stock.

Equifax Company Profile

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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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