Today Wells Fargo Reconfirms a Buy Rating on Equifax (NYSE:EFX) and a $127.0 Target Price

December 8, 2017 - By Vivian Park

 Today Wells Fargo Reconfirms a Buy Rating on Equifax (NYSE:EFX) and a $127.0 Target Price

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.13, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 28 investors sold Equifax Inc. shares while 181 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 105.18 million shares or 0.34% more from 104.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Los Angeles Cap Mngmt Equity stated it has 36,265 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman reported 1,263 shares stake. Peapack Gladstone reported 2,350 shares. Peoples Fincl Corporation invested in 41 shares or 0% of the stock. Shelton Mngmt reported 1,770 shares. Utd Svcs Automobile Association has 0.05% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 111,132 shares. Copeland Mngmt Limited Liability Co reported 0.9% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Principal Fincl Gru owns 190,026 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Huntington Bank reported 0.01% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 33,778 shares. The New York-based Jane Street Group Llc has invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Retirement Of Alabama invested 0.07% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Next Century Growth Investors Lc stated it has 0.24% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Fjarde Ap holds 0.08% or 28,900 shares. Alps Advisors owns 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 4,537 shares.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Rating Reaffirmed

The financial company has just set a TP of $127.0 on Equifax (NYSE:EFX) shares. This is 8.70 % from the current stock price. In a report revealed to clients and investors on Friday, 6 October, Wells Fargo restate their Buy rating on shares of EFX.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.13, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 28 investors sold Equifax Inc. shares while 181 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 105.18 million shares or 0.34% more from 104.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Los Angeles Cap Mngmt Equity stated it has 36,265 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman reported 1,263 shares stake. Peapack Gladstone reported 2,350 shares. Peoples Fincl Corporation invested in 41 shares or 0% of the stock. Shelton Mngmt reported 1,770 shares. Utd Svcs Automobile Association has 0.05% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 111,132 shares. Copeland Mngmt Limited Liability Co reported 0.9% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Principal Fincl Gru owns 190,026 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Huntington Bank reported 0.01% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 33,778 shares. The New York-based Jane Street Group Llc has invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Retirement Of Alabama invested 0.07% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Next Century Growth Investors Lc stated it has 0.24% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Fjarde Ap holds 0.08% or 28,900 shares. Alps Advisors owns 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 4,537 shares.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Ratings Coverage

Among 17 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Equifax Inc has $174.0 highest and $101 lowest target. $130.57’s average target is 11.76% above currents $116.83 stock price. Equifax Inc had 53 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Friday, October 6. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 7. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, November 13. Argus Research downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, September 15 report. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, January 20 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Friday, September 8 by Evercore. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Cowen & Co. The rating was initiated by Cowen & Co with “Outperform” on Wednesday, March 30. The company was maintained on Monday, November 13 by Morgan Stanley. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, October 23 report.

The stock increased 0.99% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $116.83. About 1.09 million shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 11.28% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.43 earnings per share, up 0.70 % or $0.01 from last year’s $1.42 per share. EFX’s profit will be $171.72M for 20.42 P/E if the $1.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.53 actual earnings per share reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.54 % negative EPS growth.

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company has market cap of $14.03 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: U.S. It has a 26.37 P/E ratio. Information Solutions , International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions.

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Lawsuit for Investors in NYSE:EFX shares against Equifax Inc. announced by …” on December 05, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: “Equifax profit falls as hacking costs take toll” published on November 09, 2017, Reuters.com published: “Equifax, reeling from breach, to release earnings Thursday” on November 08, 2017. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Usnews.com and their article: “Equifax Stock May Be OK, After All” published on November 10, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax, Inc. (EFX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 22, 2017” with publication date: November 21, 2017.

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