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Equifax (EFX) Share Value Rose While Columbus Hill Capital Management LP Has Cut Its Position by $1.71 Million; General Elec Co (GE) Shareholder Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management LTD Has Lowered Its Holding by $1.36 Million

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Kevin D. Eng decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 8.62% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp sold 14,576 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.15% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Kevin D. Eng held 154,424 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $18.19 million, down from 169,000 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 $15.05B market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $125.08. About 813,613 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.98% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.55% the S&P500. Some Historical EFX News: 11/04/2018 – A New Challenger to Equifax’s Employee Verification Service; 03/05/2018 – Equifax: Hldr Proposal Regarding Political Contributions Disclosure Did Not Pass; 08/03/2018 – Equifax Could Ironically Gain From Senate Bill Meant to Punish; 21/04/2018 – DJ Equifax Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (EFX); 14/03/2018 – Love it! After $EFX internal investigation CLEARED execs of insider trading ahead of breach announcement, @SEC_Enforcement charges CIO w/ insider trading. Not a coincidence after all; 22/03/2018 – SEC: FORMER EQUIFAX EXECUTIVE CHARGED WITH INSIDER TRADING -; 14/03/2018 – SEC accuses ex-Equifax executive of insider trading; 21/05/2018 – EQUIFAX – JOHN GAMBLE, JEFF DODGE & TREVOR BURNS WILL BE MEETING WITH INVESTORS IN LOS ANGELES ON MAY 24 & IN KANSAS CITY ON MAY 25; 22/05/2018 – Equifax Survey Highlights Biggest Pain Points for Property Managers in Today’s Rental Marketplace; 12/03/2018 – CORRECTION: Total Canadian Consumer Debt Climbs to Over $1.8 Trillion, but Delinquencies and Bankruptcies Edge Down

Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd decreased its stake in General Elec Co (GE) by 88.29% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd sold 104,821 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 13,900 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $187,000, down from 118,721 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in General Elec Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $120.64 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $13.89. About 35.50M shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 46.78% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 59.35% the S&P500. Some Historical GE News: 21/05/2018 – GE, WABTEC LEADERS DISCUSS DEAL IN CONFERENCE CALL; 14/03/2018 – Exclusive – GE EFS said to launch loan portfolio sale; 17/05/2018 – GE, FITTRACE TO OFFER ANALYSIS SOFTWARE FOR SPORTS,FITNESS MKTS; 21/03/2018 – GE asks for final healthcare IT bids; 21/05/2018 – G.E. Spins Off Railroad Business; 28/03/2018 – Equifax names former GE executive Mark Begor as CEO; 09/03/2018 – EXCLUSIVE-GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GE.N EXPLORES SALE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING BUSINESS; 25/04/2018 – BUZZ-General Electric: Shares dropping as Moody’s outlook sours; 02/04/2018 – Veritas Capital to Buy Revenue-Cycle From GE Healthcare for $1.05B Cash; 20/04/2018 – The decline in Apple offset a 4.3 percent gain in General Electric. The industrial giant reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analyst expectations

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. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, October 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, April 10 by Bank of America. William Blair initiated the shares of EFX in report on Friday, April 8 with “Outperform” rating. Morgan Stanley downgraded Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Wednesday, January 18 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of EFX in report on Monday, November 13 to “Hold” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Friday, October 13. On Friday, March 2 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.01, from 0.86 in 2017Q4. It improved, 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. Gsa Cap Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership holds 16,211 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Amp owns 38,241 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Shapiro Limited Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Franklin Incorporated accumulated 735,662 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.06% stake. Northern Tru holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 1.34M shares. Harding Loevner LP has 520 shares. Invesco invested in 0.02% or 516,174 shares. Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited reported 0.01% stake. Fifth Third National Bank holds 239 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pecaut And reported 4,700 shares or 0.42% of all its holdings. Wealthtrust reported 0.02% stake. Brinker Capital Inc has invested 0.06% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Voya Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Company, Georgia-based fund reported 72,743 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker stated it has 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX).

More recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Cox Automotive names former First Data, Equifax exec as Chief Product Officer” on June 11, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “3 Security Stocks in the Spotlight With Fresh Cyber Attacks” on June 12, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Equifax +6% touches four-month high as execs meet with investors” with publication date: June 06, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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 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.

Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp, which manages about $1.68 billion and $2.29 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Allergan Plc by 6,349 shares to 145,354 shares, valued at $24.46M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pg&E Corp (NYSE:PCG) by 169,683 shares in the quarter, for a total of 204,483 shares, and has risen its stake in T Mobile Us Inc (NYSE:TMUS).

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

More notable recent General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “3 Reasons to Avoid General Electric Company Stock” on May 30, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Warren: Your $20/Share GE Lunch Is Served” published on June 13, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “GE moves higher after keeping dividend unchanged” on June 08, 2018. More interesting news about General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “GE Introduces New Femto DLynx IIâ„¢ Buck Converters with Company’s Smallest-to-Date Footprint” published on June 12, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “General Electric’s Brilliant Move” with publication date: May 23, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.55 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.05, from 0.5 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 804 reduced holdings. 124 funds opened positions while 398 raised stakes. 4.54 billion shares or 3.00% less from 4.69 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Hexavest Incorporated has 0.73% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Howard Cap Mngmt holds 0.16% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 82,000 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd has 0.34% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Clear Harbor Asset Management Limited Liability Corp has 0.04% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Palouse Capital Mngmt Inc holds 192,640 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Management holds 0.05% or 16,044 shares in its portfolio. Grassi Management holds 0.05% or 23,500 shares. Moreover, Maryland Capital Management has 0.07% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has 69,220 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Allen Investment Mgmt Llc holds 0.1% or 169,800 shares in its portfolio. Flippin Bruce Porter Inc reported 531,467 shares. Bridgewater Assoc LP invested in 0.19% or 1.47M shares. Leavell Management reported 38,464 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. First Mercantile Tru Communications has invested 0.13% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Community Fin Serv Grp Inc has invested 0.07% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

Among 29 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 9 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. General Electric Company had 104 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, October 14 by UBS. Cowen & Co maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, October 23 report. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Cowen & Co. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, October 9 by J.P. Morgan. S&P Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 17 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $31.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. S&P Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 14 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, February 15 report.

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