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EFX

Equifax

$94.32

-2.34 (-2.42%)

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Equifax put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Equifax with 11,107 puts trading, or 8x expected. Most active are Oct-17 60 puts and Sep-17 90 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 4,600 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 2.42, while ATM IV is up nearly 7 points on the day. Earnings are expected on October 25th.

EFX Equifax
$94.32

-2.34 (-2.42%)

09/14/17
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09/14/17
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Equifax price target lowered to $127, bear case to $50 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Toni Kaplan updated his Equifax estimates following the data breach but notes many of risks are difficult to quantify. Kaplan lowered his bear case for Equifax to $50 and cut his price target to $127 from $140, driven by increased expenses from the breach along with an approximate 50% reduction in DTC related revenues. The analyst rates Equifax an Equal Weight.
09/15/17
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SunTrust lowers Equifax, TransUnion price targets but advises buying stocks
SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey cut his price target on Equifax (EFX) to $110 from $155 and lowered his price target on TransUnion (TRU) to $48 from $54. As reasons for the reductions, he cited increased competition from free credit monitoring programs and the risk of share loss in the wake of the Equifax data breach. However, he believes that both stocks reflect an "overstated" risk of negative legislative and/or regulatory changes. Jeffrey does not expect governments to create "barriers to complete and comprehensive data access," since, according to the analyst, lenders and many service providers rely on the data generated by the credit bureaus. He recommends buying both stocks.
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09/15/17
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Equifax downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
Argus analyst Jasper Hellweg downgraded Equifax to Hold following news of a major hack on the company's data that could have lasting effects. Hellweg does not believe the company has handled the aftermath of the breach very well and notes more than two dozen class-action lawsuits have been filed against Equifax and members of Congress have called for additional regulation of the credit reporting industry.
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Target $115
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Equifax price target lowered to $115 from $141 at Baird
Baird analyst Jeffrey Mueler lowered his price target on Equifax to $115 from $141 as he reduced his Global Consumer revenue estimate while assuming tougher U.S. B2B new sales and cross-sales and some volume share loss. He is also assuming increased expenses and removing share repurchases from his estimates. Mueler maintained his Outperform rating on Equifax shares.

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