Equifax (EFX) has 2,335,790 shares of shorts outstanding as on August 15, 2016, with 4 days left to cover or roll them over. On Jul 29, 2016, the open interest of short positions was 2,534,831 shares. The stock has a decent trading volume of 537,210 shares daily. The marginal decrease in the short positions is by -7.9%, which amounts to -199,041 shares. Short positions are 2% of the available float. The short interest information was released on Wednesday Aug 24th after the market close.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX): The stock opened at $131.35 on Wednesday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $131.80 for the day. The stock traded down to $130.06 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $130.42 with a loss of -0.66% for the day. The stock had closed at $131.29 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 628,956 shares.
In a related news,The director officer (Chairman and CEO) of Equifax Inc, Smith Richard F sold 48,432 shares at $130.75 on August 17, 2016. The Insider selling transaction had a total value worth of $6,332,484. The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.
Equifax Inc. is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Companys products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous types of credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payment, employment, income, public record, demographic and marketing data. It provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. In addition, it is also a provider of payroll-related and human resource management business process outsourcing services in the United States of America. The Companys clients include financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals. The Company has four operating segments, which include U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and North America Personal Solutions.