MVC Capital, Inc. (MVC) Is At $10.07 Formed Wedge; Scopia Capital Management LP Has Cut Equifax (EFX) Holding

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MVC Capital, Inc. (MVC) formed wedge down with $9.47 target or 6.00% below today’s $10.07 share price. MVC Capital, Inc. (MVC) has $189.52M valuation. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $10.07. About 3,998 shares traded. MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) has risen 12.20% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.65% the S&P500.

Scopia Capital Management Lp decreased Equifax Inc (EFX) stake by 7.63% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Scopia Capital Management Lp sold 39,812 shares as Equifax Inc (EFX)’s stock declined 2.76%. The Scopia Capital Management Lp holds 481,812 shares with $56.82M value, down from 521,624 last quarter. Equifax Inc now has $13.79B valuation. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $114.67. About 634,057 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 14.11% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.66% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.71 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 59 investors sold EFX shares while 154 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. 105.48 million shares or 2.69% less from 108.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, New Mexico-based fund reported 11,555 shares. Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.22 million shares. Artemis Invest Ltd Liability Partnership holds 1.38% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 705,428 shares. Cibc Asset owns 12,038 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. First Republic Mngmt Inc has invested 0.11% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Inc reported 0.06% stake. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Limited accumulated 8,517 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp has invested 0.02% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 65,597 shares. Jane Street Gru Ltd Co reported 18,556 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Shelton Cap Mngmt invested in 0.01% or 1,770 shares. D E Shaw & Co invested in 0.03% or 154,832 shares. Eulav Asset Management accumulated 0.11% or 20,500 shares. 182,261 were accumulated by Ny State Teachers Retirement. Aviva Public Ltd Co invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX).

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.54 earnings per share, down 3.75% or $0.06 from last year’s $1.6 per share. EFX’s profit will be $185.24 million for 18.62 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.43 actual earnings per share reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.69% EPS growth.

Scopia Capital Management Lp increased Johnson Ctls Intl Plc stake by 1.28M shares to 7.92M valued at $301.95 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Vistra Energy Corp stake by 414,353 shares and now owns 6.88 million shares. Plains Gp Hldgs LP was raised too.

More important recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “The Continuing Need For Governance Changes At Equifax” on May 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Equifax’ (EFX) CEO Mark Begor on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript”, Bizjournals.com published: “Chili’s reports possible payment data breach” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Equifax (EFX) Declares $0.095 Quarterly Dividend; 0.3% Yield” with publication date: May 04, 2018.

Among 18 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Equifax Inc had 66 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 23 report. The company was maintained on Friday, April 27 by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. Deutsche Bank upgraded Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, February 12 to “Buy” rating. Bank of America initiated the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, April 10 report. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, March 2. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, August 4. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of EFX in report on Monday, November 13 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, February 10. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, January 12.

Among 2 analysts covering MVC Capital (NYSE:MVC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MVC Capital has $13.5 highest and $12.0 lowest target. $12.25’s average target is 21.65% above currents $10.07 stock price. MVC Capital had 4 analyst reports since October 6, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Maxim Group. Maxim Group maintained the shares of MVC in report on Friday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 11 by Ladenburg. As per Tuesday, October 24, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group.

Since January 19, 2018, it had 9 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $525,167 activity. 2,500 MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) shares with value of $25,325 were bought by TOKARZ MICHAEL T. 1,000 shares were bought by HELLERMAN GERALD, worth $9,979 on Monday, March 26. Holtsberg Warren had bought 1,000 shares worth $10,040 on Tuesday, March 27.

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