First Citizens Bank & Trust Co Has Cut Holding in Suntrust Bks (STI) as Stock Rose; Independent Franchise Partners Llp Lifted Its Position in Equifax (EFX) as Valuation Rose

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Independent Franchise Partners Llp increased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 4.2% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Independent Franchise Partners Llp bought 171,723 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 4.26M shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $396.87M, up from 4.09M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Independent Franchise Partners Llp who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.40B market cap company. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $111.02. About 884,799 shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 1.15% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.52% the S&P500. Some Historical EFX News: 28/03/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – BEGOR WILL SUCCEED PAULINO DO REGO BARROS, JR; 02/04/2018 – Equifax revealed last year that a massive hacking exposed the personal data of nearly 150 million consumers; 21/03/2018 – Equifax: Selander Makes Board 12 Directors; 23/05/2018 – Equifax: Private Label Credit Card Delinquency Rates Up 57 Basis Points, Highest Since 2011; 14/03/2018 – EFX: Former Equifax Executive Charged With Insider Trading; 02/04/2018 – Fair Isaac Corp.: Resignation Result of Begor’s Appointment as CEO of Equifax Inc; 05/03/2018 – Equifax Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 26/04/2018 – Success of Neustar International Security Council Spurs North American Expansion; 14/03/2018 – U.S. charges former Equifax executive with insider trading; 25/04/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – QTRLY ADJUSTED EPS EXCLUDES CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT RELATED COSTS

First Citizens Bank & Trust Co decreased its stake in Suntrust Bks Inc (STI) by 21.59% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co sold 11,375 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.96% with the market. The hedge fund held 41,302 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $2.08 million, down from 52,677 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co who had been investing in Suntrust Bks Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.28 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $63.8. About 4.67 million shares traded. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) has declined 4.15% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.52% the S&P500. Some Historical STI News: 03/04/2018 – Amphenol at Field Trip Hosted By SunTrust Today; 28/05/2018 – Shutterfly Non-Deal Roadshow Scheduled By SunTrust for Jun. 4; 24/04/2018 – SUNTRUST BANKS INC QTRLY NET INTEREST INCOME $1,441 MLN VS $1,366 MLN; 16/05/2018 – Fundation Secures $120 Million Credit Facility from SunTrust Bank; 14/03/2018 – Generac Non-Deal Roadshow Scheduled By SunTrust for Mar. 21; 18/04/2018 – SunTrust Banks Inc expected to post earnings of $1.11 a share – Earnings Preview; 08/05/2018 – Accenture at Non-Deal Roadshow Hosted By SunTrust Today; 20/04/2018 – SUNTRUST BANKS 1Q EPS $1.29, EST. $1.11; 05/04/2018 – Coupa Software at Non-Deal Roadshow Hosted By SunTrust Today; 08/05/2018 – SunTrust Banks Presenting at Conference May 15

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Stock Market News: Buffett Makes a Sale, Equifax Takes Heat on the Hill – Motley Fool” on February 27, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Equifax, Longtime Determine, Inc. Customer, Demonstrates Sourcing Innovation to Florida State University MBAs – GlobeNewswire” published on February 27, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Earnings Scheduled For February 20, 2019 – Benzinga” on February 20, 2019. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Canadian consumer delinquencies starting to rise NYSE:EFX – GlobeNewswire” published on March 05, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within NextEra Energy, Equifax, Accenture, STORE Capital, SMART Global, and Cavco Industries — Discovering Underlying Factors of Influence – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: March 01, 2019.

Independent Franchise Partners Llp, which manages about $13.30B and $8.15B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) by 2.59 million shares to 5.08 million shares, valued at $338.89 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Twenty First Centy Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 4.25M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 24.71M shares, and cut its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (NYSE:ACN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.54, from 1.24 in 2018Q3. It turned negative, as 71 investors sold EFX shares while 149 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 111.39 million shares or 9.32% more from 101.90 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. 232 are held by Plante Moran Advsr Limited Liability Corporation. 310,000 are owned by Ubs Oconnor Ltd Limited Liability Company. Telemus Capital Ltd Llc reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Moreover, Royal London Asset Management Ltd has 0.04% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Ameritas Inv Prtn Incorporated, a Nebraska-based fund reported 2,125 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0.05% stake. Moreover, Whittier Tru Com Of Nevada has 0% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 35 shares. 6,539 were reported by Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale. Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 0.01% or 25,899 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Butensky And Cohen Security has 1.07% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Rbo And Limited Liability Com invested in 1.72% or 70,118 shares. Spinnaker, a Maine-based fund reported 4,840 shares. Old Natl Savings Bank In has 43,933 shares. The New York-based D E Shaw And has invested 0.02% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Burgundy Asset Management Limited, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 190,333 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.37, from 1.23 in 2018Q3. It dived, as 74 investors sold STI shares while 269 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 205 raised stakes. 322.58 million shares or 9.49% less from 356.40 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Profund Advisors Ltd Company holds 0.03% or 10,701 shares in its portfolio. First Hawaiian Natl Bank holds 0.1% or 31,884 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Prospector Ptnrs Limited Liability has 1.66% invested in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) for 211,500 shares. Ssi Invest accumulated 6,751 shares or 0.03% of the stock. First Manhattan accumulated 12,956 shares or 0% of the stock. Rampart Investment Management Limited Liability Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 4,431 shares. Kwmg Ltd accumulated 55 shares. Mufg Americas Hldgs reported 0% of its portfolio in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI). Fulton State Bank Na reported 0.06% stake. Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership stated it has 0.3% of its portfolio in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI). Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.05% in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI). Trustmark Retail Bank Tru Department has 48,240 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt And Equity Research accumulated 175,385 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Massachusetts Fincl Ma accumulated 1.87M shares. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca invested in 0.1% or 24,425 shares.

More notable recent SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Orlando’s largest architecture firm to move into new downtown SunTrust (NYSE: STI) Plaza – Orlando Business Journal – Orlando Business Journal” on March 04, 2019, also Twst.com with their article: “Queens Oak Advisors See Upside in Selected Stocks: Get Their New Top Picks – The Wall Street Transcript” published on March 14, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “BB&T And SunTrust – Merger On – Seeking Alpha” on February 18, 2019. More interesting news about SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For March 11, 2019 – Benzinga” published on March 11, 2019 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “3 Reasons JP Morgan Is a Solid Blue-Chip Play – Investorplace.com” with publication date: March 15, 2019.

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