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Equifax Inc, American Eagle Outfitters, Kroger Co - AFTER HOURS

We look at what stocks were hot and which were not after hours in New York..

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Equifax has seen its shares severely pummelled recently

With shares set for a higher open on Wall Street, we see what moved the dial in New York after the bell yesterday.

Credit agency Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) saw shared fall 1.7% to $111.20 after hours, having fallen over 85% in the regular session.

The credit score checking specialist suffered a huge data breach earlier with 143mln accounts being hacked -  Then three executives sold shares shortly after the company became aware of the incident but before it went public.

Yesterday, the US Senate Finance Committee sent a letter to chief executive Richard Smith seeking additional information about who knew what and when.

Nearly half of Americans were breached and personally identifying information like social security numbers, credit scores, and sometimes bank account details were stolen, reportedly.

Elsewhere, after hours,  shares in clothes seller American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) slumped 3%  after the Pennsylvania-based retailer declared a quarterly dividend 12.5 cents a share, the same amount it has declared since May, 2013.

Grocer  Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) shares added 0.84% after-hours, having initially gone lower after some brokers got the red pen out.

BMO Capital slashed the target price to $20 per share from $24 per share.

Elsewhere, US house Jefferies pulled it back to $19 per share from $24 per share, while JPMorgan dropped its estimate on the stock to $21 per share from $24 per share. Kroger reported earnings for its second quarter last week.

 

Quick facts: Equifax

Price: 165.25 USD

NYSE:EFX
Market: NYSE
Market Cap: $20.1 billion
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