Analysts See $0.35 EPS for VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY); Equifax (EFX) Has 1.04 Sentiment

December 7, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company has market cap of $13.89 billion. The firm

operates through four divisions: U.S. It has a 24.51 P/E ratio. Information Solutions , International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions.

Analysts expect VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) to report $0.35 EPS on December, 12 after the close.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 66.67% from last quarter’s $0.21 EPS. PAY’s profit would be $39.27 million giving it 12.46 P/E if the $0.35 EPS is correct. After having $0.28 EPS previously, VeriFone Systems, Inc.’s analysts see 25.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $17.45. About 712,838 shares traded. VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) has declined 31.93% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.63% the S&P500.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. provides payments and commerce solutions at the point of sale worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.96 billion. It offers countertop solutions that accept payment options, such as contactless, NFC, mobile wallets, and EMV; PIN pads that support credit and debit card, EBT, EMV, and other PIN transactions; and multimedia consumer facing POS devices. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides portable payment devices, including small, portable, and handheld devices that enable merchants to accept electronic payments wherever wireless connectivity is available; and mobile solutions that attach to and interface with iOS, Android, or Windows smartphones and tablets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 1.05 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 30 investors sold VeriFone Systems, Inc. shares while 71 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 117.62 million shares or 2.67% more from 114.56 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fifth Third State Bank stated it has 0% in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY). Private Harbour Inv Mngmt Counsel Ltd Liability invested in 1.4% or 94,345 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Limited Company invested 0.03% of its portfolio in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas accumulated 0% or 68,267 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset Mngmt Inc reported 4.21 million shares. Menta Capital Limited Liability Corp stated it has 58,570 shares. Credit Agricole S A holds 0% or 12,261 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has 0.01% invested in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY). The California-based California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY). Meeder Asset Mgmt Incorporated reported 0.08% in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY). 7,599 were accumulated by Employees Retirement System Of Ohio. Eagle Boston Mgmt Inc holds 0.85% of its portfolio in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) for 434,437 shares. Tower Research Capital Ltd (Trc) owns 2,041 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Advisory Ntwk Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY). 4,765 were accumulated by Us Comml Bank De.

Among 31 analysts covering Verifone Systems Inc. (NYSE:PAY), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Verifone Systems Inc. has $44 highest and $15 lowest target. $24.43’s average target is 40.00% above currents $17.45 stock price. Verifone Systems Inc. had 73 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, June 8. The stock of VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 9 by Standpoint Research. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, September 2. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 11 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Hold” on Friday, September 8. Imperial Capital maintained it with “In-Line” rating and $19 target in Tuesday, June 13 report. The stock of VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 7 by Piper Jaffray. Northcoast downgraded the shares of PAY in report on Wednesday, September 6 to “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse maintained VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) on Wednesday, June 8 with “Neutral” rating. On Friday, September 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Equifax’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Equifax, 4 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $130.0 while the high is $150.0. The stock’s average target of $142.50 is 23.17% above today’s ($115.69) share price. EFX was included in 6 notes of analysts from October 28, 2016. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, December 5. On Friday, February 10 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. On Friday, January 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 10 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, January 18 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets.

The stock increased 1.14% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $115.69. About 1.42 million shares traded. Equifax Inc. (EFX) has risen 11.28% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500.

Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc Ga Adv holds 21.78% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. for 230,194 shares. Ibis Capital Partners Llp owns 113,392 shares or 12.37% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc Id has 3.05% invested in the company for 199,005 shares. The United Kingdom-based Findlay Park Partners Llp has invested 2.61% in the stock. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1.68 million shares.

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