Ritchie Bros Auction (RBA) Shareholder Primecap Management Company Has Lowered Holding by $61.49 Million; Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Decreased Equifax (EFX) Stake by $980,200 as Share Price Declined

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Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 4.61% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc sold 7,540 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 155,889 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $20.35 million, down from 163,429 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.65 billion 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: 14/03/2018 – U.S. authorities charge former Equifax executive over insider trading -SEC; 07/05/2018 – EQUIFAX SAYS 146.6M CONSUMER NAMES STOLEN IN 2017 INCIDENT; 25/04/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – DURING QUARTER, INVESTED “SIGNIFICANTLY” IN DATA SECURITY AND IT INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCEMENTS; 03/05/2018 – Equifax Directors Win Re-Election, Despite Concerns About Breach; 16/03/2018 – Warren slams Equifax over insider-trading scandal; 11/05/2018 – U.S. credit reporting industry lawyer may head FTC bureau; 02/05/2018 – Equifax at Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference May 16; 15/05/2018 – Independent Franchise Partners Buys 3.2% Position in Equifax; 15/03/2018 – DOJ Bring Charges Against Former Equifax CIO (Audio); 28/03/2018 – Equifax names former GE executive Mark Begor as CEO

Primecap Management Company decreased its stake in Ritchie Bros Auction (RBA) by 33.43% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Primecap Management Company sold 1.71M shares as the company’s stock declined 11.42% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.40M shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $122.86M, down from 5.11M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Primecap Management Company who had been investing in Ritchie Bros Auction for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.78 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $34.8. About 637,227 shares traded or 54.91% up from the average. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA) has risen 19.46% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.46% the S&P500. Some Historical RBA News: 17/05/2018 – PRESS RELEASE – RITCHIE BROS. SELLS US$44+ MILLION OF EQUIPMENT IN FORT WORTH, TX AUCTION; 17/05/2018 – Ritchie Bros. sells US$44+ million of equipment in Fort Worth, TX auction; 12/03/2018 – Rene Ritchie: Like Netflix for magazines but, more importantly, quality coverage from generally trusted sources made more; 08/04/2018 – RPT-DEUTSCHE BANK DBKGn.DE DEPUTY CO-CEO SCHENCK CLOSE TO LEAVING BANK, INVESTMENT BANK TO BE LED BY GARTH RITCHIE; 22/05/2018 – Ritchie Bros. sells €35+ million of equipment in Moerdijk, NLD auction; 10/05/2018 – Ritchie Bros 1Q Rev $260.2M; 05/04/2018 – Ritchie Serves on Management Board, Oversees Global Markets; 30/05/2018 – Ritchie Bros.’ Nashville auction features late-model equipment from close to 100 owners; 08/04/2018 – DB’S RITCHIE IS SAID TO TAKE OVER INVESTMENT BANKING: HB; 08/04/2018 – DEUTSCHE BANK SAYS GARTH RITCHIE AND KARL VON ROHR BECOME PRESIDENTS –JOHN CRYAN AND MARCUS SCHENCK TO LEAVE THE BANK

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.

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $1.32 earnings per share, down 5.04% or $0.07 from last year’s $1.39 per share. EFX’s profit will be $159.16 million for 18.30 P/E if the $1.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.41 actual earnings per share reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.38% negative EPS growth.

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. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of EFX in report on Friday, September 22 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, February 10. Morgan Stanley maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Friday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, September 13. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by William Blair given on Friday, April 8. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, March 23. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Cowen & Co. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of EFX in report on Wednesday, December 19 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It is positive, 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. Washington Trust Bank & Trust has 0.02% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Systems has invested 0.02% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). The New York-based Gotham Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). 330 were reported by Sun Life Financial. Samlyn Capital Ltd has invested 1.5% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Crawford Counsel Incorporated, a Georgia-based fund reported 33,131 shares. Moreover, Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability Company has 0.02% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Millennium Ltd holds 0.01% or 90,386 shares in its portfolio. Adage Gp Lc stated it has 351,900 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board holds 0.05% or 152,304 shares in its portfolio. Johnson Finance holds 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 12 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd reported 1,466 shares. Ubs Oconnor Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Pecaut And reported 4,700 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX).

Analysts await Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA) to report earnings on February, 25. They expect $0.36 earnings per share, up 38.46% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.26 per share. RBA’s profit will be $39.11M for 24.17 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual earnings per share reported by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated had 43 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Underperform” on Thursday, February 1. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA) on Friday, October 16 to “” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA) on Monday, September 11 with “Buy” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated the shares of RBA in report on Friday, May 27 with “Sector Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, August 31. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $30.0 target in Friday, November 10 report. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral” on Thursday, October 1. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 10. On Wednesday, February 28 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”.

Primecap Management Company, which manages about $87.86 billion and $148.14B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pfenex Inc (NYSEMKT:PFNX) by 104,500 shares to 3.41 million shares, valued at $17.44M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Irobot Corp (NASDAQ:IRBT) by 300,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 4.16M shares, and has risen its stake in Orasure Technologies (NASDAQ:OSUR).

More notable recent Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. (RBA) CEO Ravi Saligram on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on November 09, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “‘Mini-Crat’ Profile Of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: Great Company, But Hold Off For Now – Seeking Alpha” published on February 02, 2018, Stockhouse.com published: “Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton equipment sales up 15 percent for 2018 – Stockhouse” on December 14, 2018. More interesting news about Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” published on May 11, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ (RBA) CEO Ravi Saligram on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: August 12, 2018.

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