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FICO

Fair Isaac

$190.50

4.47 (2.40%)

, TRU

TransUnion

$63.76

-0.085 (-0.13%)

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Barclays upgrades Fair Isaac to Overweight following recent pullback

Barclays analyst Manav Patnaik upgraded Fair Isaac (FICO) to Overweight from Equal Weight and raised his price target for the shares to $225 from $200. The analyst says his constructive view on the stock comes on the back of the recent pullback as well as his appreciation of the company's evolution as a Software name. Patnaik prefers shares of Fair Isaac and TransUnion (TRU) over Equifax (EFX) and Dun & Bradstreet (DNB).

FICO

Fair Isaac

$190.50

4.47 (2.40%)

TRU

TransUnion

$63.76

-0.085 (-0.13%)

EFX

Equifax

$102.71

-3.05 (-2.88%)

DNB

Dun & Bradstreet

$143.45

-0.02 (-0.01%)

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FICO Fair Isaac
$190.50

4.47 (2.40%)

11/30/18
LEHM
11/30/18
UPGRADE
Target $225
LEHM
Overweight
Fair Isaac upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Manav Patnaik upgraded Fair Isaac to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $225 from $200.
11/02/18
WELS
11/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $250
WELS
Outperform
Fair Isaac 2019 guidance is conservative, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst William Warmington believes Fair Isaac's 2019 guidance is conservative based on its track record of outperforming its outlook, potential "special pricing increases" in the Scores business and "strong" momentum in cloud-based bookings. He maintains an Outperform rating on the shares with a $250 price target following the company's Q4 results.
TRU TransUnion
$63.76

-0.085 (-0.13%)

10/24/18
BARD
10/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $81
BARD
Outperform
TransUnion weakness a buying opportunity, says Baird
Baird analyst Jeffrey Meuler said he likes TransUnion shares a lot following their recent pullback. He said organic growth remains strong and broad-based, and the Q3 underlying margin performance was very strong. Meuler reiterated his Outperform rating and $81 price target on TransUnion shares.
10/24/18
10/24/18
UPGRADE
Target $82

Overweight
TransUnion upgraded to Overweight following pullback at Atlantic Equities
As previously reported, Atlantic Equities analyst Kunaal Malde upgraded TransUnion to Overweight from Neutral, noting that the stock has fallen 15% from its highs despite no real change to the company's outlook. The company's issues with certain clients, particularly in healthcare, that lead to a moderation in organic growth look transitory, Malde said. Noting that credit remains healthy, the analyst said he continues to estimate mid-teens EPS growth over the medium term. Malde keeps an $82 price target on TransUnion shares.
10/24/18
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10/24/18
UPGRADE
ATLE
Overweight
TransUnion upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
10/23/18
BOFA
10/23/18
INITIATION
Target $84
BOFA
Buy
TransUnion reinstated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Gary Bisbee reinstated coverage on TransUnion with a Buy and $84 price target saying he expects broad-based product momentum to continue. The analyst expects above average market-growth and to use the recent pullback as a buying opportunity. Bisbee named TransUnion a best idea in the Business and Information Services sector.
EFX Equifax
$102.71

-3.05 (-2.88%)

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06/25/18
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
Equifax 'Most Improved' at Annual Growth conference, says William Blair
Following the firm's 38th Annual Growth Stock Conference, William Blair analyst Timothy McHugh added Equifax to his "Weekly Top Five" list, telling investors that the stock could be awarded "Most Improved" from the conference as investors walked away "with hope and even confidence" that things are turning around. According to McHugh, Equifax management stated that they are "out of the penalty box" with a majority of their customers, adding that new CEO Mark Begor is being "very aggressive" with personal outreach to these clients and believes the company is willing to be aggressive with pricing if need be. Further, McHugh, has an Outperform rating on Equifax shares, believes it is looking less likely that the company will shut down its U.S. direct-to-consumer business abruptly.
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BOFA
10/23/18
INITIATION
Target $123
BOFA
Underperform
Equifax reinstated with an Underperform at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Gary Bisbee reinstated coverage on Equifax with an Underperform and $123 price target telling investors the company will eventually work through data breach issues and a rebound in shares will take time. Bisbee also said costs to remediate the system are building and expects the company will be among the slowest profit growers in the group.
10/26/18
WELS
10/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $137
WELS
Outperform
Equifax selloff creates attractive risk/reward, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst William Warmington believes the post-earnings selloff yesterday in shares of Equifax creates an attractive risk/reward profile. The analyst lowered his price target for the stock to $137 from $145 and keeps an Outperform rating on the name. Equifax's issues are related to the macro environment and deal delays in Financial Marketing Solutions, not competitive issues, Warmington tells investors in a post-earnings research note titled "Deja Vu All Over Again. . ." The stock is at a level not seen since September 2017 immediately following the data breach, but offers a more attractive risk/reward for long-term investors than last September, the analyst claims. He believes concerns are market share loss are overblown and that Equifax's IT transformation is a "major plus."
DNB Dun & Bradstreet
$143.45

-0.02 (-0.01%)

11/20/18
LEHM
11/20/18
NO CHANGE
Target $56
LEHM
Overweight
Black Knight investment in D&B raises some questions, says Barclays
Black Knight's (BKI) first investor day was overshadowed by its surprise investment in Dun & Bradstreet (DNB), Barclays analyst Mark DeVries tells investors in a research note. The investment raises some questions since there are no obvious synergies between the two companies, DeVries contends. As such, he shares the market's concerns about the benefits of the investment to Black Knight shareholders. Nonetheless, he keeps an Overweight rating on Black Knight shares with a $56 price target.
11/09/18
PIPR
11/09/18
UPGRADE
Target $25
PIPR
Overweight
Cannae Holdings upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Jason Deleeuw upgraded Cannae Holdings (CNNE) to Overweight with an unchanged price target of $25. The stock is trading at a 40% discount versus the analyst's $27.37 one-year economic value estimate for Cannae's current portfolio of investments. Further, Deleeuw believes the company and its investment partners will drive "significant" Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) acquisition cost and revenue synergies. He thinks yesterday's selloff has brought an attractive entry point for Cannae Holdings shares.
08/29/18
PIPR
08/29/18
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Piper calls IHS Markit, S&P Global top picks in Information Services
Piper Jaffray analyst Peter Appert calls IHS Markit (IHS) and S&P Global (SPGI) his top picks in the Information Services sector. Dun & Bradstreet's (DNB) pending sale to a private equity group and Nielsen's (NLSN) strategic review refocuses investor attention on M&A activity in the sector, Appert tells investors in a research note. He says that while "rich" transaction values provide an "intriguing valuation backstop for the group," he continues to focus on operating fundamentals as the key driver of stock performance.
08/10/18
LEHM
08/10/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $145
LEHM
Equal Weight
Dun & Bradstreet downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Manav Patnaik downgraded Dun & Bradstreet to Equal Weight while raising his price target for the shares to $145 from $140. The analyst cut his rating after the company agreed to be acquired by an investor group for $145 per share in cash.

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Waste Connections

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Clean Harbors

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Covanta

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AES Corp.

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