Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 4.9% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 14,667 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 682 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Equifax were worth $1,730,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $101,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Equifax during the third quarter valued at approximately $130,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Equifax during the third quarter valued at approximately $134,000. Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. purchased a new stake in Equifax during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Finally, Traynor Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Equifax during the third quarter valued at approximately $212,000. 89.68% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE EFX) traded up $0.06 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $115.61. 324,508 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,220,388. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,880.00, a PE ratio of 26.24, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.92. Equifax Inc. has a 1 year low of $89.59 and a 1 year high of $147.02.
A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on shares of Equifax from $112.00 to $119.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on shares of Equifax to $126.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equifax from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 target price on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Barclays cut shares of Equifax from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their target price for the company from $115.00 to $128.00 in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Equifax presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $128.07.
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Equifax Company 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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