As Equifax INC (EFX) Share Price Rose, Holder Tpg-Axon Management LP Has Decreased Holding

June 14, 2018 - By Bernice Betts

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.01, from 0.86 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 39 investors sold EFX shares while 149 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 102.64 million shares or 2.69% less from 105.48 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Strs Ohio invested in 0% or 9,242 shares. Huntington Fincl Bank owns 0.01% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 2,628 shares. Capital Sarl stated it has 29,200 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings. Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md invested in 11.74 million shares. Artisan Partnership has 0.04% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Deutsche Comml Bank Ag has invested 0.02% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Lifeplan Financial Inc invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Shell Asset reported 0.16% stake. Engines Advsr Llc accumulated 0.05% or 14,429 shares. Metropolitan Life Co has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 23,942 shares. Capital Investment Advsrs Limited Liability Co invested in 0.04% or 4,884 shares. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 32,931 shares. Cwm Limited Co holds 9 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ing Groep Nv reported 0.01% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Capital Guardian Trust Com holds 0.7% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 421,191 shares.

Since May 25, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $1.00 million activity.

Tpg-Axon Management Lp decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 36.62% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tpg-Axon Management Lp sold 30,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.15% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 52,790 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $6.22 million, down from 83,290 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tpg-Axon Management Lp who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.05 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $125.08. About 813,613 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.98% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.55% the S&P500.

Tpg-Axon Management Lp, which manages about $5.78B and $105.89M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Centene Corp Del (NYSE:CNC) by 49,100 shares to 133,050 shares, valued at $14.22 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Playa Hotels & Resorts Nv by 400,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 964,700 shares, and has risen its stake in Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK).

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.54 EPS, down 3.75 % or $0.06 from last year’s $1.6 per share. EFX’s profit will be $185.24 million for 20.31 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.43 actual EPS reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.69 % EPS growth.

More recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Equifax +6% touches four-month high as execs meet with investors” on June 06, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Cox Automotive names former First Data, Equifax exec as Chief Product Officer” on June 11, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “3 Security Stocks in the Spotlight With Fresh Cyber Attacks” with publication date: June 12, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Equifax (NYSE:EFX), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Equifax has $137.0 highest and $11500 lowest target. $124.75’s average target is -0.26% below currents $125.08 stock price. Equifax had 12 analyst reports since January 8, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, January 12. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, January 31. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of EFX in report on Monday, March 5 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 2 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, April 27 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, March 2. Stephens maintained it with “Hold” rating and $122.0 target in Wednesday, March 7 report. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 8 with “Buy”. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, March 5.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Institutional Positions Chart

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