Equifax Inc. (EFX) Forms $125.11 Double Top; DWS Strategic Income Trust (KST)’s Sentiment Is 1.67

July 1, 2018 - By John Hoffman

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Equifax Inc. (EFX) formed double top with $128.86 target or 3.00% above today’s $125.11 share price. Equifax Inc. (EFX) has $15.05 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.83% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $125.11. About 1.41M shares traded or 43.15% up from the average. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.98% since July 1, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.55% the S&P500. Some Historical EFX News: 18/04/2018 – Egan-Jones Proxy Services Recommends ‘Withhold’ Vote for Majority of Equifax Board; 25/05/2018 – Equifax to Attend the Cowen 46th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in New York City; 14/03/2018 – blacq: Exclusive: U.S. consumer protection official puts Equifax probe on ice – sources WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mi; 10/05/2018 – TucsonNewsNow: BREAKING: Equifax now admits passport info was among stolen data in huge breach; 14/03/2018 – EQUIFAX SAYS IT IS COOPERATING WITH U.S. SEC, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OVER INSIDER TRADING INVESTIGATION; 25/04/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – QTRLY ADJUSTED EPS EXCLUDES CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT RELATED COSTS; 22/03/2018 – SEC: Former Equifax Executive Charged with Insider Trading – March 22, 2018; 07/05/2018 – EQUIFAX SAYS REPORT IDENTIFIES NO ADDITIONAL AFFECTED CONSUMERS; 11/04/2018 – A New Challenger to Equifax’s Employee Verification Service; 11/05/2018 – U.S. credit reporting industry lawyer may head FTC bureau

DWS Strategic Income Trust (KST) investors sentiment is 1.67 in Q1 2018. It’s the same as in 2017Q4. The ratio is the same, as only 10 investment professionals started new or increased stock positions, while 6 sold and reduced their stock positions in DWS Strategic Income Trust. The investment professionals in our database now have: 1.83 million shares, up from 1.74 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment professionals holding DWS Strategic Income Trust in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 0 Reduced: 6 Increased: 5 New Position: 5.

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 -0.29% below currents $125.11 stock price. Equifax had 12 analyst reports since January 8, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given on Wednesday, January 24. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, March 2 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, March 2. Cowen & Co maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Friday, March 9. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $135.0 target. Bank of America initiated the shares of EFX in report on Tuesday, April 10 with “Sell” rating. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, March 5 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, March 5. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, April 27 by Morgan Stanley. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $125.0 target in Friday, January 12 report.

Since May 25, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 0 sales for $1.00 million activity. Shares for $1.00 million were bought by Begor Mark W on Friday, May 25.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.54 earnings per share, 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 earnings per share reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.69% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.01, from 0.86 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 39 investors sold Equifax Inc. 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. 1,835 were accumulated by Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt. Pecaut & Com has 0.42% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Aristotle Ltd Liability Company accumulated 500 shares. Utah Retirement holds 0.06% or 22,126 shares. Putnam Limited Liability Company invested in 1,804 shares or 0% of the stock. Doheny Asset Management Ca invested 0.15% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Artisan Partners Ltd Partnership invested in 0.04% or 158,051 shares. 64,600 were reported by Archon Prtnrs Ltd Com. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan invested in 15,000 shares. Wealthtrust owns 378 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 0.01% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Meristem Limited Liability Partnership owns 2,876 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Private Tru Com Na has 0.06% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Ameritas Investment Prtn holds 0.01% or 2,483 shares in its portfolio. Salem Invest Counselors has invested 0.01% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX).

Bulldog Investors Llc holds 0.8% of its portfolio in Deutsche Strategic Income Trust for 239,751 shares. Shaker Financial Services Llc owns 43,074 shares or 0.26% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Saba Capital Management L.P. has 0.17% invested in the company for 256,525 shares. The Colorado-based Icon Advisers Inc Co has invested 0.13% in the stock. Yakira Capital Management Inc., a Connecticut-based fund reported 24,280 shares.

The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.0198 during the last trading session, reaching $12.2402. About 836 shares traded. Deutsche Strategic Income Trust (KST) has risen 0.01% since July 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.56% the S&P500.

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