Equifax (EFX) Holder Whetstone Capital Advisors Has Trimmed Holding; As Colgate (CL) Share Value Declined, Holder Welch Group Boosted Its Stake

June 12, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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David Atterbury decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 64.06% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc sold 38,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.15% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by David Atterbury held 21,600 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.55M, down from 60,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.97B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.64% or $3.38 during the last trading session, reaching $124.44. About 1.88M shares traded or 93.37% up from the average. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.98% since June 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.55% the S&P500. Some Historical EFX News: 28/03/2018 – EQUIFAX’S MARK BEGOR PREVIOUSLY WITH WARBURG PINCUS; 04/04/2018 – Massachusetts may sue Equifax over data breach, judge rules; 28/03/2018 – New York Post: Equifax names Mark Begor as its new CEO; 14/03/2018 – EQUIFAX: YING WAS `SEPARATED’ FROM FIRM FOR VIOLATING POLICIES; 07/05/2018 – EQUIFAX SAYS REPORT IDENTIFIES NO ADDITIONAL AFFECTED CONSUMERS; 03/05/2018 – Equifax Announces Preliminary 2018 Annual Meeting Results; 16/05/2018 – SLAUGHTER CITES SMITH’S CONFLICTS EXTENDING BEYOND EQUIFAX; 14/03/2018 – Ex-Equifax executive charged after hack; 15/05/2018 – Equifax Presenting at Barclays Conference Tomorrow; 09/03/2018 – At least one positive thing could come from the last year’s massive Equifax data breach:

Welch Group Llc increased its stake in Colgate (CL) by 33.96% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Welch Group Llc bought 79,786 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 314,732 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $22.56M, up from 234,946 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Welch Group Llc who had been investing in Colgate for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.61 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $63.75. About 3.22M shares traded. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has declined 15.42% since June 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.99% the S&P500. Some Historical CL News: 22/05/2018 – P&G, Colgate and Clorox were last this cheap on a relative basis to the market seven to nine years ago; 04/05/2018 – Colgate Appoints Henning Jakobsen as Chief Fincl Officer and Dennis Hickey as Vice Chmn; 08/03/2018 – With Venezuelan hyperinflation, multinationals buck price controls; 26/03/2018 – Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright FuturesĀ® Educational Program and The Sloane Stephens Foundation Serve Up Smiles to America’s Youth; 27/04/2018 – Colgate-Palmolive 1Q Gross Margin 60.2%; 27/04/2018 – Colgate’s sales disappoint on tepid Latin America demand; 07/03/2018 – Colgate Recommends Shareholders Reject “Mini-Tender” Offer By Baker Mills LLC; 21/05/2018 – COLGATE-PALMOLIVE (INDIA) LTD COLG.NS – CONSENSUS FORECAST FOR MARCH QTR PROFIT WAS 1.84 BLN RUPEES; 29/05/2018 – Colgate-Palmolive Presenting at Deutsche Bank Conference Jun 12; 08/03/2018 – RPT-With Venezuelan hyperinflation, multinationals buck price controls

Among 27 analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Colgate-Palmolive had 72 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by SunTrust. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BNP Paribas given on Monday, January 18. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, November 15. BNP Paribas downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, July 29 report. On Monday, September 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co on Friday, October 28.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.18, from 0.87 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 71 investors sold CL shares while 487 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 313 raised stakes. 605.00 million shares or 0.22% less from 606.34 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams has 0.43% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). 32,559 were accumulated by Parsec Inc. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp reported 1.67 million shares. First National Bank & Trust Of Omaha reported 16,927 shares. Paragon Cap Limited has 23,171 shares for 0.73% of their portfolio. White Pine Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.16% or 5,910 shares. Amf Pensionsforsakring holds 907,080 shares or 0.68% of its portfolio. Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp accumulated 29,545 shares or 1.46% of the stock. Whittier Tru Of Nevada Inc holds 36,165 shares. Grandfield And Dodd Lc invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Westwood Holdg Grp Inc holds 1.28 million shares. Trexquant LP accumulated 49,156 shares. Somerville Kurt F holds 25,945 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 624,000 shares stake. Leisure Capital invested in 6,408 shares.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 24 insider sales for $42.83 million activity. 5,651 shares valued at $396,561 were sold by HICKEY DENNIS J on Tuesday, February 20. 44,418 shares valued at $3.10 million were sold by MOISON FRANCK J on Friday, February 9. $1.00M worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) was sold by HUSTON JOHN J. $292,026 worth of stock was sold by Skala Justin on Tuesday, February 20. On Tuesday, February 20 the insider Verduin Patricia sold $110,310. HANCOCK ELLEN M also sold $346,581 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) shares.

More recent Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Colgate-Palmolive Offers An Attractive Entry Point” on May 30, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Cisco Is A High Quality Stock – Cramer’s Lightning Round (6/8/18)” on June 11, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Colgate-Palmolive: A Consumer Defensive Heavyweight” with publication date: May 14, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Whetstone Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $149.80 million and $205.57M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alphabet Inc by 2,130 shares to 17,630 shares, valued at $18.19M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE) by 1.14 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.60 million shares, and has risen its stake in Yatra Online Inc.

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Equifax to Present at the William Blair 38th Annual Growth Stock Conference in Chicago” on June 07, 2018, also Gurufocus.com with their article: “Wall Street Opens Higher” published on June 11, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Equifax +6% touches four-month high as execs meet with investors” on June 06, 2018. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Cox Automotive names former First Data, Equifax exec as Chief Product Officer” published on June 11, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “The Continuing Need For Governance Changes At Equifax” with publication date: May 14, 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. Argus Research downgraded the shares of EFX in report on Friday, September 15 to “Hold” rating. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, January 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, January 12 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 8 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Tuesday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of EFX in report on Monday, March 5 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Friday, April 29. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $135 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, November 13 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.01, from 0.86 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 39 investors sold EFX shares while 149 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 102.64 million shares or 2.69% less from 105.48 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Suntrust Banks invested 0.03% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Quinn Opportunity Partners Ltd Liability Co holds 0.03% or 1,890 shares in its portfolio. Capital Fund Mngmt Sa invested 0.05% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 53,186 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Huntington National Bank invested in 2,628 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Eagle Ridge Invest Mgmt, Connecticut-based fund reported 5,156 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Communication The has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Meritage Grp Inc LP holds 907,696 shares or 1.86% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, a New York-based fund reported 54,230 shares. Hsbc Plc owns 75,395 shares. Synovus Fin has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). 22,832 were reported by Jefferies Gp Inc Limited Liability Com. Amundi Pioneer Asset reported 191,558 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Ironwood Investment Counsel Ltd has invested 0.13% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Stevens Cap LP reported 3,819 shares stake.

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