0.7 is Equifax Inc’s (NYSE:EFX) Institutional Investor Sentiment

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Sentiment for Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX)

Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.7 in Q4 2018. Its down -0.54, from 1.24 in 2018Q3. The ratio is negative, as 153 funds started new and increased positions, while 220 trimmed and sold stakes in Equifax Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now hold: 111.39 million shares, up from 101.90 million shares in 2018Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Equifax Inc in their top 10 positions decreased from 4 to 2 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 71 Reduced: 149 Increased: 110 New Position: 43.

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company has market cap of $13.39 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: U.S. It has a 44.9 P/E ratio. Information Solutions , International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions.

The stock increased 0.53% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $110.9. About 326,638 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 1.15% since March 15, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 16.78 % or $0.24 from last year’s $1.43 per share. EFX’s profit will be $143.64M for 23.30 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.38 actual earnings per share reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.77 % negative EPS growth.

Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc Ga Adv holds 11.86% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. for 155,889 shares. Axon Capital Lp owns 23,990 shares or 5.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Independent Franchise Partners Llp has 4.87% invested in the company for 4.26 million shares. The New York-based Cantillon Capital Management Llc has invested 2.72% in the stock. Platinum Investment Management Ltd, a Australia-based fund reported 853,411 shares.

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Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Equifax’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Equifax, 4 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $103 while the high is $145. The stock’s average target of $118.38 is 6.74% above today’s ($110.9) share price. EFX was included in 15 notes of analysts from October 1, 2018. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 25. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, October 23 report. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 8. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of EFX in report on Wednesday, December 19 with “Outperform” rating. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $125 target in Friday, February 22 report. Wells Fargo maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Friday, October 26. Wells Fargo has “Outperform” rating and $137 target. As per Tuesday, February 5, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $145 target in Monday, October 1 report. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Hold” rating and $103 target in Friday, February 22 report. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 26.

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Equifax Q1 guidance trails estimates – Seeking Alpha” on February 20, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “U.S. regulators to seek damages on Equifax breach – Seeking Alpha” published on February 22, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Factors of Influence in 2019, Key Indicators and Opportunity within New York Mortgage Trust, TrueCar, Equifax, Restaurant Brands International, 21Vianet Group, and Tupperware Brands — New Research Emphasizes Economic Growth – GlobeNewswire” on February 27, 2019. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within NextEra Energy, Equifax, Accenture, STORE Capital, SMART Global, and Cavco Industries — Discovering Underlying Factors of Influence – GlobeNewswire” published on March 01, 2019 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax adds L Brands data scientist to its reshaped board of directors – Atlanta Business Chronicle” with publication date: February 22, 2019.

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