US Bancorp DE Has $3.21 Million Stake in Equifax Inc. (EFX)
US Bancorp DE decreased its position in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 55.5% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 27,225 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 33,955 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Equifax were worth $3,211,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Capital International Investors acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the third quarter valued at $513,940,000. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Equifax by 0.7% during the second quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 1,683,442 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $231,339,000 after acquiring an additional 11,216 shares during the period. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter valued at $104,558,000. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new position in shares of Equifax during the third quarter valued at $90,020,000. Finally, Artemis Investment Management LLP boosted its holdings in shares of Equifax by 478.6% during the third quarter. Artemis Investment Management LLP now owns 703,006 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $74,505,000 after acquiring an additional 581,509 shares during the period. 94.80% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Equifax to $126.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Barclays downgraded shares of Equifax from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $115.00 to $128.00 in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Equifax from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $149.00 to $115.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Equifax has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $128.07.
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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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