Analysts See $1.57 EPS for Equifax Inc. (EFX)

July 17, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

 Analysts See $1.57 EPS for Equifax Inc. (EFX)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.96 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 56 investors sold Equifax Inc. shares while 182 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 104.52 million shares or 2.87% more from 101.60 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Exxonmobil Invest Tx invested in 0.07% or 27,721 shares. Qs Investors Limited Company accumulated 1,474 shares or 0% of the stock. Massachusetts Fincl Services Ma stated it has 0.33% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). 1.55M were reported by Jpmorgan Chase &. Artemis Llp stated it has 0.3% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Johnson Gru has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Parkwood Limited Liability, Ohio-based fund reported 3,290 shares. Northwest Counselors Limited Liability Co holds 0.3% or 4,930 shares in its portfolio. State Street has 5.23M shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Landscape Management Llc owns 4,049 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Rathbone Brothers Plc holds 0.83% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 140,739 shares. 583,750 were reported by Deutsche Natl Bank Ag. Univest Corp Of Pennsylvania reported 10,099 shares. Victory Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). 37,721 are owned by Royal Comml Bank Of Scotland Grp Public Ltd Company.

Since February 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $18.17 million activity. Barros Paulino R also sold $1.16M worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) shares. 14,000 shares valued at $1.91 million were sold by GAMBLE JOHN W JR on Tuesday, May 23. Shares for $472,706 were sold by Loughran Joseph Michael III on Tuesday, February 28. $1.03 million worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) was sold by KING NUALA M on Wednesday, February 15. Shares for $9.74M were sold by Smith Richard F. On Tuesday, February 28 Hartman John T. sold $340,139 worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) or 2,595 shares. 7,148 shares were sold by Webb David, worth $936,782 on Tuesday, February 28.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.57 EPS, up 9.79 % or $0.14 from last year’s $1.43 per share. EFX’s profit will be $189.55 million for 22.30 P/E if the $1.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.44 actual EPS reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.03 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $140.06. About 363,691 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 11.28% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Equifax Inc had 28 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 4. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $144 target in Friday, February 10 report. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 24 by Robert W. Baird. RBC Capital Markets maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Friday, October 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $146 target. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 18 by Morgan Stanley. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of EFX in report on Friday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 8 by William Blair. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, October 23 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, March 23 by Atlantic Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, October 23.

Equifax Inc. is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The company has market cap of $16.91 billion. The Firm operates in four divisions: U.S. It has a 31.48 P/E ratio. Information Solutions , International, Workforce Solutions and Global Consumer Solutions.

More recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “The Impact of WOTC: Equifax Webinar to Spotlight Fundamentals and Best Practices” on June 21, 2017. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Equifax Announces Earnings Release Date and Conference Call for Second Quarter …” on June 28, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Abner Herrman & Brock Llc Buys FedEx Corp, Equifax Inc, Nucor Corp, Sells …” with publication date: July 14, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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