Equifax (EFX) Earns Underperform Rating from Analysts at Bank of America

The hedge fund held 83,290 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.82M, down from 132,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advantus Capital reported 0.04% in Equifax Inc. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.0733 during the last trading session, reaching $38.5367. About 923,094 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (EFX) has declined 14.11% since April 12, 2017 and is downtrending. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 25.66%.

Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc decreased its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (KMI) by 32.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Whitnell & Co sold 27,365 shares as the company's stock declined 23.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 77,121 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.19 million, up from 11,438 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Churchill Management Corp who had been investing in Philip Morris Intl Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $155.84 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.53% or $1.98 during the last trading session, reaching $76.17. About 63.63 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2017 Q4. It's up 0.15, from 0.71 in 2017Q3. Burney invested in 16,592 shares. 151 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes. With 1.12 million avg volume, 3 days are for Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX)'s short sellers to cover EFX's short positions. Geller Family Office Services Ltd Company reported 0.11% stake. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 9 think it is Hold. The company has a current ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. (NYSE:EFX). Brown Advisory Incorporated owns 18,448 shs for 0.01% of their capital. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of EFX in report on Wednesday, September 21 with "Overweight" rating. Poplar Forest Cap Llc has 9,150 shares. Vanguard Gru stated it has 613.68M shares. Strs Ohio accumulated 8,313 shares. Loews Corp has 0.32% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 40,000 shs stake.

Among 29 analysts covering Ross Stores Inc. The profit will be $165.60M for EFX if $1.37 EPS becomes true. After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.59% negative EPS growth. Therefore 55% are positive. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has "Sell" rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, April 10. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, August 31 by Evercore. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". (NYSE:KMI) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, October 22 by Barclays Capital.

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers.The firm is worth $14.18 billion. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, April 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. (NYSE:EFX). Butensky And Cohen Security holds 10,590 shares or 1.03% of its portfolio. Therefore 50% are positive. Equifax had 19 analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 14.

Analysts expect Equifax Inc. Robert W. Baird restated a "buy" rating and set a $137.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. (NYSE:EFX) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Friday, July 24 report.

Analysts await Equifax Inc.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. On Monday, March 5 the firm earned "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo. OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its position in shares of Equifax by 74.7% during the 4th quarter. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on April, 19. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $135.0 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.51, from 0.92 in 2017Q3.

In other Equifax news, insider Rodolfo O. Ploder sold 3,341 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 29th. 125 grew stakes while 58 funds acquired stakes.

Analysts expect that Equifax (NYSE:EFX) will report sales of $854.02 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st.

Among 20 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Deutsche Bank maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 141,448 shares. Us Bancorporation De reported 12,614 shares. Fmr Lc holds 0.01% or 881,731 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:EFX) for 64,131 shs. Corp owned approximately 0.18% of Equifax worth $25,774,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Iridian Asset Limited Liability Com Ct reported 0.88% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). 18,556 were reported by Jane Street Gp Limited Liability. Wellington Shields Ltd Liability holds 0.12% or 6,613 shares.

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