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Equifax

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Former Equifax CEO said software took months to patch, Reuters reports

Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith testified that the company was made aware of the security susceptibility in March, but took months to fix it, according to Reuters, citing the testimony. Smith also said the breach occured due to "both human error and technology failures".The vulnerability that compromised the data of over 140M people should have been found through security scans, but was not.Reference Link

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EFX Equifax
$107.63

1.64 (1.55%)

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OPCO
09/18/17
NO CHANGE
Target $45
OPCO
Outperform
Equifax breach could become tailwind for Fortinet, says Oppenheimer
Following a meeting with Fortinet's (FTNT) management, Oppenheimer analyst Shaul Eyal believes the Equifax (EFX) breach could yield an effect akin to the late-2013 Target (TGT) breach, whereby heightened security awareness and an increase in involvement across boards and C-level executives which could convert into increased security budgets. Further, the analyst believes Fortinet is focused on better positioning itself for IT trends, and that its "strong growth" in subscription services remains in-tact and higher-end appliance traction remains a strong-point for its product segment. Eyal reiterates an Outperform rating and $45 price target on Fortinet's shares.
09/19/17
DBAB
09/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $115
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche sees breach costing Equifax 'well below' $1B, calls selloff 'excessive'
Deutsche Bank analyst Kevin McVeigh lowered his price target for Equifax to $115 from $160 saying the shares could volatile around the congressional hearings on October 3. The analyst, however, views the $6.5B, or 35%, equity loss in a week as "excessive." He sees an $85 to $145 52-week trading range for the shares. Equifax closed yesterday up $1.40 to $94.38. Inflection in sentiment typically occurs 60-90 days post a congressional hearing before trading higher, McVeigh tells investors in a research note titled "Charting unchartered territory." He believes the total impact of the breach, not adjusting for insurance or other offsets, should be "well below" $1B. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Equifax shares.
09/22/17
WELS
09/22/17
UPGRADE
Target $127
WELS
Outperform
Equifax upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst William Warmington upgraded Equifax to Outperform following the 31% decline in the shares since the security breach was announced on September 7. The magnitude of the breach has created an "attractive entry point for this high-quality consumer credit franchise," Warmington tells investors in a research note. Despite the negative press, the analyst believes Equifax's core business-to-business segment will be largely unaffected from the breach. He lowered his price target for the shares to $127 from $135. Equifax closed yesterday up $2.25 to $98.25 and is trading up in the premarket another $2.45 to $100.70.
09/29/17
WBLR
09/29/17
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
William Blair, despite estimate cuts, positive on Equifax risk/reward
William Blair analyst Timothy McHugh lowered his estimates for Equifax to account for the data breach. The analyst cut his 2017 earnings per share estimate by 23c to $5.83, 2018 estimate by 83c to $5.91, and 2019 estimate by $1.05 to $6.35. Equifax will exclude some of the short-term items directly associated with the breach from its adjusted earnings, so the estimates do not include those items, McHugh tells investors in a research note. He now assumes organic growth for Equifax of 2% in 2018 and 6% in 2019. The analyst, while admitting the stock's multiple will not return to historical levels "anytime soon," views the company's risk/reward profile as "positive at current levels, particularly for patient investors." He keeps an Outperform rating on Equifax.

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