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Aviva Plc Has Boosted By $37.22 Million Its Equifax (EFX) Position; MetLife, Inc. (MET) Had 8 Bulls

Aviva Plc increased Equifax Inc (EFX) stake by 367.07% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Aviva Plc acquired 271,660 shares as Equifax Inc (EFX)’s stock rose 4.79%. The Aviva Plc holds 345,668 shares with $47.49 million value, up from 74,008 last quarter. Equifax Inc now has $14.13 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $117.64. About 449,499 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 11.28% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. MetLife had 45 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, November 11, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. FBR Capital maintained the shares of MET in report on Monday, August 29 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 5. As per Monday, October 9, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, November 28. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 19. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MET in report on Wednesday, June 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan given on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 14 by Macquarie Research. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. See MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) latest ratings:

13/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $56 New Target: $57 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
06/11/2017 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Buy Old Target: $55 New Target: $60 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $55 New Target: $56 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Buy New Target: $61 Initiates Coverage On
10/10/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
09/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $54 New Target: $55 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0 Maintain

Aviva Plc decreased Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (Prn) stake by 5.00M shares to 20.00M valued at $23.15M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Accenture Plc Ireland (NYSE:ACN) stake by 8,517 shares and now owns 406,110 shares. Ishares Tr (EIDO) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It dropped, 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. Dearborn Partners Limited Liability stated it has 101,846 shares. Geode Capital Management Limited Liability holds 0.06% or 1.15M shares. 36,265 were reported by Los Angeles Capital Mngmt & Equity Research Incorporated. California State Teachers Retirement Systems accumulated 221,230 shares. Colony Limited Liability Corp has 103,386 shares. Monetary Grp has 12,290 shares for 0.69% of their portfolio. Buffington Mohr Mcneal owns 13,925 shares or 0.76% of their US portfolio. Cwm Ltd Liability holds 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) or 9 shares. Montag A & Assoc has 1.53% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Macquarie Grp Incorporated Ltd reported 85,560 shares. Standard Life Invs Ltd holds 0.41% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 877,362 shares. Iberiabank reported 9,427 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 15,471 shares stake. Moreover, Park National Oh has 0.02% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Benjamin F Edwards & invested in 0.11% or 6,330 shares.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.78 million activity. Ploder Rodolfo O also sold $250,458 worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Wednesday, August 2. GAMBLE JOHN W JR also sold $946,374 worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) shares. Loughran Joseph Michael III sold $584,099 worth of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Tuesday, August 1.

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. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of EFX in report on Friday, September 15 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 8 by Evercore. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of EFX in report on Friday, January 20 to “Sell” rating. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Cowen & Co maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Friday, March 31. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $144 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, March 30. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 13 by Stifel Nicolaus.

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The company has market cap of $56.11 billion. It operates in six divisions: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; MetLife Holdings; and Brighthouse Financial. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers life, dental, group short- and long-term disability, individual disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and critical illness insurance products; vision, and accident and health coverages, as well as prepaid legal plans; administrative services-only and private floating rate funding agreements; and account guaranteed, separate account guaranteed, and trust guaranteed interest contracts.

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