Equifax (EFX) Holder Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Decreased Its Position by $758,295; Richard C Young & Company Increases Position in Lowes Cos (LOW)

November 15, 2017 - By Neil V. Hobbs

Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 2.35% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc sold 5,535 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 230,194 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $31.63 million, down from 235,729 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.08 billion market cap company. The stock declined 0.34% or $0.37 reaching $108.94 per share. About 56,506 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 11.28% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500.

Richard C Young & Company increased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 77.43% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Richard C Young & Company bought 36,923 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 84,611 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $6.56M, up from 47,688 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Richard C Young & Company who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $65.74B market cap company. The stock declined 0.37% or $0.29 reaching $78.94 on the news. About 531,763 shares traded. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Equifax Inc had 53 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Monday, October 23. RBC Capital Markets maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Friday, March 31. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $144 target. As per Wednesday, March 30, the company rating was initiated by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, December 5. The firm has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, January 20. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 7. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, October 23. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since May 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.91 million activity.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.43 EPS, up 0.70% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.42 per share. EFX’s profit will be $171.69M for 19.05 P/E if the $1.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.53 actual EPS reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.54% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “Equifax wipes away breach charges to claim an earnings beat” on November 10, 2017, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Equifax names lawyer ‘chief transformation officer'” published on November 14, 2017, Reuters.com published: “Equifax, reeling from breach, to release earnings Thursday” on November 08, 2017. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “Equifax, reeling from hack, still has no earnings report date” published on October 25, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com‘s news article titled: “How Much Will Equifax Pay?” with publication date: November 14, 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 28 investors sold EFX shares while 181 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 105.18 million shares or 0.34% more from 104.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Homrich & Berg owns 6,159 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Redwood Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Capstone Asset Mngmt reported 10,742 shares. Ipswich Management Comm owns 2,069 shares. Pettee Investors has invested 0.91% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Moreover, Legal General Grp Inc Public Ltd has 0.06% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Eulav Asset Management, New York-based fund reported 20,500 shares. Royal Commercial Bank Of Scotland Grp Inc Public Ltd reported 28,691 shares or 0.91% of all its holdings. 2,963 are held by Cleararc Capital. Zeke Capital Ltd holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 1,600 shares. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada holds 0.05% or 738,322 shares. Sun Life accumulated 884 shares. 178,153 were accumulated by State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement. Creative Planning accumulated 5,756 shares. Univest Of Pennsylvania stated it has 0.58% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX).

Among 27 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 61 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 31 by PiperJaffray. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, November 17 by Telsey Advisory Group. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 19 report. The stock of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by Longbow on Friday, August 14. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Cleveland given on Thursday, October 6. As per Thursday, August 24, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, August 20. The stock of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, August 19.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 79 investors sold LOW shares while 402 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 606.01 million shares or 2.56% less from 621.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams has 9,976 shares. Private Trust Com Na invested in 0.77% or 45,464 shares. Beech Hill Advsr accumulated 39,095 shares. Livingston Gru Asset (Operating As Southport Capital Management) holds 0.17% or 5,057 shares in its portfolio. Prudential Inc reported 0.14% stake. Victory Capital Mgmt owns 0.05% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 278,735 shares. Smith Chas P And Assoc Pa Cpas holds 0.11% or 10,166 shares. Duncker Streett & reported 16,633 shares. Moreover, Virtus Invest Advisers has 0.42% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Regent Inv Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1.1% or 40,137 shares. Old Mutual Glob Investors (Uk) has invested 0% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Washington Financial Bank reported 1,257 shares. Kdi Capital Prtnrs Limited Com holds 2.75% of its portfolio in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 104,051 shares. Icm Asset Mgmt Inc Wa has 153,770 shares for 14.94% of their portfolio. Moreover, First Citizens Bancshares Trust Com has 0.11% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 11,000 shares.

More important recent Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Third Quarter 2017 Earnings …” on November 14, 2017, also Forbes.com published article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Clorox, Fastenal and Lowe’s Companies”, Fool.com published: “Stock matchup: Wal-Mart and Lowe’s” on November 10, 2017. More interesting news about Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 24, 2017” with publication date: October 23, 2017.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $2.77 million activity. Another trade for 23,023 shares valued at $1.83M was made by Ramsay Paul D on Tuesday, May 30.

Richard C Young & Company, which manages about $977.77 million and $510.59 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bp Plc (NYSE:BP) by 20,047 shares to 50,060 shares, valued at $1.74M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in First Intst Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) by 105,097 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 39,032 shares, and cut its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM).

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