Iron Financial Lowered Cme Group (CME) Stake by $1.75 Million as Market Value Rose; Equifax (EFX) Shareholder Comgest Global Investors Sas Boosted Position by $494,000

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Comgest Global Investors Sas increased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 10.5% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Comgest Global Investors Sas bought 3,800 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 40,000 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.22 million, up from 36,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Comgest Global Investors Sas who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.65B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $96.65. About 632,250 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.74% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.74% the S&P500. Some Historical EFX News: 28/03/2018 – Equifax names Warburg Pincus executive Mark Begor as CEO; 02/04/2018 – Fair Isaac Corp.: Resignation Result of Begor’s Appointment as CEO of Equifax Inc; 24/05/2018 – Equifax at Non-Deal Roadshow Hosted By SunTrust Today; 10/04/2018 – AmeriSave Leverages The Work NumberĀ® to Help Accelerate Mortgage Loan Originations, Enhance Consumer Experience; 12/03/2018 – Six months after the Equifax data breach, consumers are doing little to protect themselves from scammers; 05/03/2018 MFS Growth Fund Adds Vertex, Exits Equifax, Cuts Broadcom; 22/03/2018 – Survey: Americans Spent $1.4B on Credit Freeze Fees in Wake of Equifax Breach; 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; 28/03/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – BEGOR JOINS EQUIFAX FROM WARBURG PINCUS; 14/03/2018 – SEC: EX-EQUIFAX EXECUTIVE JUN YING CHARGED WITH INSIDER TRADING

Iron Financial Llc decreased its stake in Cme Group Inc (CME) by 9.49% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Iron Financial Llc sold 10,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.33% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 98,186 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $16.71M, down from 108,486 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Iron Financial Llc who had been investing in Cme Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $64.60B market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $180.55. About 1.33 million shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 28.18% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.18% the S&P500. Some Historical CME News: 14/05/2018 – Traders are now assigning a 51 percent chance of a fourth interest rate hike in December, according to the CME; 17/04/2018 – CME lumber futures final vol/open int for April 16; 06/03/2018 – LIVESTOCK-Supply buildup fears undercut CME live cattle futures; 15/03/2018 – Michael Spencer’s Nex Group confirms CME preliminary bid approach; 03/04/2018 – MOODY’S PLACES NEX GROUP’S RATINGS UNDER REVIEW FOR UPGRADE; 30/05/2018 – CME Group Reached All-Time Daily Volume Record of 51.9 M Contracts Traded on May 29; 09/03/2018 – CME LIVE CATTLE NEARBY MONTHS 0#LC: CLIMB MORE THAN 1 PERCENT ON SHORT-COVERING, FUTURE’S DISCOUNTS TO THIS WEEK’S CASH PRICES -TRADE; 05/03/2018 – LIVESTOCK-Pork demand, wintry weather boosts CME hog futures; 18/05/2018 – CME Deal Gets 99.98% of Proxy Votes From NEX Group Shareholders; 05/04/2018 – CME Group takes heat over large, private grain trades

More news for Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “Equifax (EFX) Canada Reports Acquisition of JLR Inc. – StreetInsider.com” on December 17, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) – Equifax Q3 Earnings Preview – Benzinga” and published on October 24, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 20 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Equifax Inc had 78 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 25 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 24 by Robert W. Baird. Morgan Stanley downgraded Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Wednesday, January 18 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 8. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of EFX in report on Friday, April 29 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, March 30. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 27. Barclays Capital maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Friday, October 26. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $105 target.

Comgest Global Investors Sas, which manages about $4.46 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc by 2,797 shares to 38,384 shares, valued at $46.33M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in China Biologic Prods Hldgs I by 222,626 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 21,026 shares, and cut its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 24 investors sold EFX shares while 134 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 101.90 million shares or 2.93% less from 104.97 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Three Bays Limited Partnership invested 5.81% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). The Ohio-based Victory Management has invested 0.01% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). 3,710 were reported by Bryn Mawr. Johnson Investment Counsel invested in 0% or 1,604 shares. 19,076 are held by Us National Bank De. Cleararc Cap owns 3,129 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Finemark State Bank & holds 1,600 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Quantitative Investment Management Ltd Liability invested in 0.11% or 23,600 shares. First Ltd Partnership holds 34,233 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Partners owns 88 shares. Aldebaran reported 10,000 shares. The Connecticut-based Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Company has invested 0.21% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Alyeska Investment Grp Limited Partnership reported 50,278 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 1,035 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Columbus Circle Invsts stated it has 300,136 shares or 0.78% of all its holdings.

More notable recent CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “CME March 1st Options Begin Trading – Nasdaq” on January 10, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 11, 2019 – Benzinga” published on January 11, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “CME Group Inc. (CME) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2018 – Nasdaq” on December 26, 2018. More interesting news about CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “4 Finance Stocks That Escaped the Sector Shortfall in 2018 – Nasdaq” published on December 26, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “CME Group Announces 2019 Annual Meeting Date – PRNewswire” with publication date: January 04, 2019.

Iron Financial Llc, which manages about $2.22 billion and $148.99 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc by 320,000 shares to 350,000 shares, valued at $374,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (SHYG) by 189,915 shares in the quarter, for a total of 219,570 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr Ser Tr (SJNK).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.22, from 1.39 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 26 investors sold CME shares while 249 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 234 raised stakes. 272.58 million shares or 1.52% more from 268.50 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Menora Mivtachim Hldgs reported 0.93% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 180,000 shares. Summit Asset Management Llc reported 2,141 shares stake. Whittier Trust Co accumulated 0% or 920 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP stated it has 30,000 shares. Parsons Cap Ri owns 0.2% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 11,374 shares. Washington Tru Bancorporation reported 0.06% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). First Corp In invested in 625 shares. Security National Trust stated it has 196 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo Mn invested in 3.10 million shares. Cognios holds 9,932 shares or 0.69% of its portfolio. Heritage Mngmt Corp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Miller Howard has 434,779 shares. Prudential Fin reported 368,934 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Tudor Investment Corporation Et Al holds 0.26% or 60,065 shares.

Analysts await CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) to report earnings on February, 14 before the open. They expect $1.65 earnings per share, up 47.32% or $0.53 from last year’s $1.12 per share. CME’s profit will be $590.34 million for 27.36 P/E if the $1.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.45 actual earnings per share reported by CME Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.79% EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. CME Group had 76 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 26 by Deutsche Bank. On Tuesday, November 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Berenberg to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by UBS. The company was initiated on Wednesday, December 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 29 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 6 by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, October 7 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Underperform” on Monday, February 8. UBS maintained the shares of CME in report on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, November 16.

Since September 4, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 insider sales for $14.17 million activity. Carey Charles P also sold $959,220 worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) shares. Shares for $1.89 million were sold by DUFFY TERRENCE A on Friday, November 23. Piell Hilda Harris sold $319,025 worth of stock. 2,500 shares were sold by Pietrowicz John W., worth $449,650. Shares for $878,762 were sold by Bernacchi Jeffrey M.. Tobin Jack J also sold $1.37 million worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Wednesday, September 5.

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