Whetstone Capital Advisors LLC Has Decreased Its Equifax INC (EFX) Position by $4.50 Million; Market Valuation Rose

July 27, 2018 - By Catherine Diaz

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. 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. California State Teachers Retirement holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 193,167 shares. Peapack Gladstone Corp holds 2,350 shares. Montag A And holds 81,109 shares or 0.98% of its portfolio. Retirement Systems Of Alabama holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 107,507 shares. Massachusetts-based Winslow Evans And Crocker has invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Carnegie Asset Lc holds 2,251 shares. Harding Loevner Lp has invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Silvercrest Asset Gru Ltd Llc holds 0% or 3,269 shares. Lifeplan Group Incorporated owns 6 shares. Westpac Corporation invested in 7,689 shares or 0% of the stock. Voya Invest Ltd accumulated 0.02% or 72,743 shares. Plante Moran Finance Advsrs Lc invested in 0.01% or 232 shares. Optimum Invest Advsrs accumulated 100 shares. Cibc World Mkts Corporation stated it has 0.02% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Barrett Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.03% or 3,800 shares.

Since May 25, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $1.00 million activity.

Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 64.06% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc sold 38,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.15% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 21,600 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.55 million, down from 60,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.84 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.48% or $4.45 during the last trading session, reaching $123.25. About 2.98 million shares traded or 206.20% up from the average. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.98% since July 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.55% the S&P500.

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Equifax Q2 Earnings Preview” on July 25, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Equifax: A Put Buyer Was Charged With Insider Trading Last Week – But Recent Trading Suggests A Reason To Be …” published on July 02, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Credit fatigue may finally be settling in for Canadian consumers” on June 28, 2018. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Former Equifax manager charged with insider trading by SEC” published on June 28, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax announces senior leadership changes” with publication date: July 20, 2018.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Equifax (NYSE:EFX), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Equifax has $135.0 highest and $11500 lowest target. $122.57’s average target is -0.55% below currents $123.25 stock price. Equifax had 10 analyst reports since January 31, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, April 27 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 31 with “Equal-Weight”. As per Wednesday, March 7, the company rating was maintained by Stephens. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, March 9 report. Bank of America initiated it with “Sell” rating and $11500 target in Tuesday, April 10 report. Cowen & Co maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, March 2 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $117 target in Thursday, July 26 report. The company was maintained on Monday, March 5 by Wells Fargo. Barclays Capital maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Monday, March 5. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $120 target. As per Friday, March 2, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

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