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As Equifax (EFX) Share Price Declined, Holder Columbus Hill Capital Management LP Has Lowered Its Holding by $19.79 Million; Manchester United Plc (MANU) Market Valuation Declined While Lindsell Train LTD Has Increased Its Position

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Kevin D. Eng decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 50.03% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp sold 169,177 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.76% with the market. The hedge fund run by Kevin D. Eng held 169,000 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $19.93M, down from 338,177 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.01 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.55% or $1.78 during the last trading session, reaching $116.49. About 504,816 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 14.11% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.66% the S&P500.

Lindsell Train Ltd increased its stake in Manchester United Plc (MANU) by 3.6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lindsell Train Ltd bought 269,188 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 7.74 million shares of the services-misc. amusement & recreation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $153.19 million, up from 7.47 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lindsell Train Ltd who had been investing in Manchester United Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.47B market cap company. The stock increased 1.93% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $21.1. About 28,972 shares traded. Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU) has risen 15.69% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.14% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Equifax Inc had 66 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by Evercore on Friday, September 8. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $121.0 target in Thursday, November 9 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, February 10. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 24 by Robert W. Baird. Morgan Stanley maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, September 15 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Sell” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, April 10. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 7 report. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Barclays Capital.

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 $185.24M for 18.91 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 0.86 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.71 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 59 investors sold EFX shares while 154 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. 105.48 million shares or 2.69% less from 108.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pinnacle Finance Prtnrs Inc invested in 1,708 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas, a Texas-based fund reported 32,887 shares. Us Comml Bank De has 0.01% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Keybank Natl Association Oh holds 3,678 shares. The Maryland-based Brown Capital Lc has invested 0.01% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability owns 1.22 million shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Commonwealth Bank & Trust Of Australia holds 168 shares. Millennium Mngmt Limited reported 0.05% stake. Veritable Lp reported 2,124 shares. Jfs Wealth Advisors Lc holds 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) or 17 shares. Platinum Investment Mgmt Limited stated it has 697,703 shares or 2.18% of all its holdings. 6.06M were accumulated by Massachusetts Fincl Ma. Hm Payson And Communications, a Maine-based fund reported 2,216 shares. Huntington National Bank & Trust has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 2,628 shares. Bessemer Incorporated stated it has 501 shares.

Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp, which manages about $1.68 billion and $1.56B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) by 739,090 shares to 994,948 shares, valued at $91.01 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Allergan Plc by 16,200 shares in the quarter, for a total of 139,005 shares, and has risen its stake in Servicenow Inc (NYSE:NOW).

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “The Week Ahead: Target, Best Buy Help Close Out Earnings Season” on May 21, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Equifax (EFX) Declares $0.095 Quarterly Dividend; 0.3% Yield” published on May 04, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Equifax excludes media from annual shareholders meeting in Atlanta” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Chili’s reports possible payment data breach” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax’ (EFX) CEO Mark Begor on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: April 26, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.38 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.13, from 1.25 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 5 investors sold MANU shares while 8 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 34.72 million shares or 3.66% more from 33.50 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Lansdowne Partners (Uk) Limited Liability Partnership has 0.9% invested in Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU) for 4.94 million shares. Gsa Capital Prtn Llp reported 10,859 shares. Barclays Pcl reported 5,600 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Atlantic Gru Limited Liability Corporation, Georgia-based fund reported 35 shares. Sandy Spring Bankshares owns 10 shares. The New York-based Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU). Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU). Assetmark stated it has 4 shares. Deutsche Bank Ag reported 77,460 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada reported 1,818 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman Company has invested 0% in Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU). Credit Suisse Ag has 0.01% invested in Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU). Morgan Stanley accumulated 219,544 shares or 0% of the stock. Wells Fargo Mn stated it has 0% in Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU). Roundview Limited Liability Corp has 47,861 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio.

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