Hermes Investment Management LTD Has Lowered By $2.00 Million Its Equifax (EFX) Position; Circor International (CIR) Sentiment Is 1.18

December 8, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Hermes Investment Management Ltd decreased Equifax Inc (EFX) stake by 5.97% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Hermes Investment Management Ltd sold 14,629 shares as Equifax Inc (EFX)’s stock rose 4.79%. The Hermes Investment Management Ltd holds 230,430 shares with $31.67M value, down from 245,059 last quarter. Equifax Inc now has $14.03B valuation. The stock increased 0.99% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $116.83. About 1.09M shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 11.28% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500.

CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, makes, and markets engineered products and sub-systems for gas and oil, aerospace, power and process, and industrial solutions markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $767.11 million. It operates through two divisions, Energy and Advanced Flow Solutions. It has a 50.31 P/E ratio. The Energy segment offers a range of flow control solutions and services, including valves, such as engineered trunion and floating ball valves; gate, globe, and check valves; and butterfly valves, as well as delayed coking unheading devices and fluid catalytic converter valves.

Among 17 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Equifax Inc has $174.0 highest and $101 lowest target. $130.57’s average target is 11.76% above currents $116.83 stock price. Equifax Inc had 53 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 10, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, September 21 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, March 31 by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of EFX in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, April 29 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Monday, November 13 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Cowen & Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 28 investors sold EFX shares while 181 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 105.18 million shares or 0.34% more from 104.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The Nevada-based Whittier Trust Of Nevada has invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Colony Ltd Liability holds 1.01% or 103,386 shares. Massachusetts Svcs Ma invested in 5.99M shares or 0.37% of the stock. The Japan-based Daiwa Securities Inc has invested 0.02% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Jupiter Asset Mgmt stated it has 45,000 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.08% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Farmers & Merchants Invs holds 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 39 shares. Moreover, Baldwin Brothers Ma has 0.01% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 500 shares. Ameritas reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). State Of Wisconsin Investment Board reported 0.05% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Girard Partners Ltd stated it has 4,608 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Fiduciary Tru stated it has 34,893 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Elk Creek Prtnrs Ltd Co stated it has 0.03% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Verition Fund Management Ltd accumulated 12,842 shares. Bp Plc, United Kingdom-based fund reported 15,000 shares.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.43 earnings per share, up 0.70% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.42 per share. EFX’s profit will be $171.72 million for 20.42 P/E if the $1.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.53 actual earnings per share reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.54% negative EPS growth.

Hermes Investment Management Ltd increased Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA) stake by 708,922 shares to 3.44 million valued at $484.69 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) stake by 5,503 shares and now owns 38,322 shares. Phoenix New Media Ltd (NYSE:FENG) was raised too.

Quantum Capital Management Llc Nj holds 3.19% of its portfolio in CIRCOR International, Inc. for 176,251 shares. Elk Creek Partners Llc owns 277,626 shares or 1.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Teton Advisors Inc. has 1.06% invested in the company for 181,600 shares. The Connecticut-based Prospector Partners Llc has invested 1.02% in the stock. Lapides Asset Management Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 68,300 shares.

The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $46.49. About 71,641 shares traded. CIRCOR International, Inc. (CIR) has risen 18.27% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.57% the S&P500.

Analysts await CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.48 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.48 per share. CIR’s profit will be $7.92 million for 24.21 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by CIRCOR International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.63% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Circor’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Circor, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. CIR was included in 2 notes of analysts from September 20, 2016. The stock of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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