NYSE:EFX - Equifax Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$132.94 -1.38 (-1.03 %)
(As of 09/20/2018 01:07 PM ET)
Previous Close$134.93
Today's Range$132.94 - $134.93
52-Week Range$93.10 - $138.69
Volume16,549 shs
Average Volume675,404 shs
Market Capitalization$16.62 billion
P/E Ratio22.43
Dividend Yield1.13%
Beta0.86
Equifax logoEquifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions. The USIS segment offers consumer and commercial information services, such as credit information and credit scoring, credit modeling and portfolio analytics, locate, fraud detection and prevention, identity verification, and other consulting; mortgage loan origination information; financial marketing; and identity management services. The International segment provides information service products, which include consumer and commercial services, such as credit and financial information, and credit scoring and modeling; and credit and other marketing products and services, as well as offers information, technology, and services to support debt collections and recovery management. The Workforce Solutions segment provides employment, income, and social security number verification services; and payroll-based transaction and employment tax management services. The Global Consumer Solutions segment offers credit information, credit monitoring, and identity theft protection products directly to consumers through the Internet and hard-copy formats. It serves customers in financial service, mortgage, employers, consumer, commercial, telecommunication, retail, automotive, utility, brokerage, healthcare, and insurance industries, as well as state and federal governments. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, the Republic of Ireland, Russia, India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Dubai. Equifax Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services
SectorBusiness Services
SymbolNYSE:EFX
CUSIP29442910
Phone404-885-8000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.80
Current Ratio1.40
Quick Ratio1.40

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio22.43
Forward P/E Ratio22.72
P/E Growth3.15

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.36 billion
Price / Sales4.76
Cash Flow$8.1458 per share
Price / Cash16.32
Book Value$26.97 per share
Price / Book4.93

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.97
Net Income$587.30 million
Net Margins14.76%
Return on Equity22.03%
Return on Assets10.01%

Miscellaneous

Employees10,300
Outstanding Shares120,410,000
Market Cap$16.62 billion

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Equifax's stock symbol?

Equifax trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "EFX."

How often does Equifax pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Equifax?

Equifax announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 24th will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share on Friday, September 14th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 23rd. View Equifax's Dividend History.

How were Equifax's earnings last quarter?

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 25th. The credit services provider reported $1.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.02. The credit services provider had revenue of $876.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $886 million. Equifax had a net margin of 14.76% and a return on equity of 22.03%. The business's revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.60 EPS. View Equifax's Earnings History.

When is Equifax's next earnings date?

Equifax is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Equifax.

What guidance has Equifax issued on next quarter's earnings?

Equifax updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.80-6.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.93. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.43-3.53 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.50 billion.Equifax also updated its Q3 guidance to $1.39-1.44 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for EFX?

13 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Equifax's stock. Their predictions range from $110.00 to $150.00. On average, they expect Equifax's stock price to reach $125.0833 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for Equifax.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Equifax?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Equifax in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Equifax.

Who are some of Equifax's key competitors?

Who are Equifax's key executives?

Equifax's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John W. Gamble Jr., Corp. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. John J. Kelley III, Chief Legal Officer, Corp. VP & Corp. Sec. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Rodolfo O. Ploder, Pres of Workforce Solutions (Age 57)
  • Mr. Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., Pres of United States Information Solutions (Age 61)
  • Mr. Mark W. Begor, CEO & Director (Age 60)

Has Equifax been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about EFX stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Equifax earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Equifax.

Who are Equifax's major shareholders?

Equifax's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.86%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.37%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.54%), Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (1.13%), Northern Trust Corp (1.10%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (0.98%). Company insiders that own Equifax stock include G Thomas Hough, J Dann Adams, John W Gamble Jr, Joseph Michael Loughran III, Mark B Templeton, Mark W Begor and Rodolfo O Ploder. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Equifax.

Which institutional investors are selling Equifax stock?

EFX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including OppenheimerFunds Inc., Aviva PLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Legal & General Group Plc, Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Schroder Investment Management Group. View Insider Buying and Selling for Equifax.

Which institutional investors are buying Equifax stock?

EFX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Senator Investment Group LP, USS Investment Management Ltd, Millennium Management LLC, Investors Asset Management of Georgia Inc. GA ADV, Columbus Circle Investors, Marshall Wace LLP and Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Equifax stock in the last two years include G Thomas Hough, Mark B Templeton and Mark W Begor. View Insider Buying and Selling for Equifax.

How do I buy shares of Equifax?

Shares of EFX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Equifax's stock price today?

One share of EFX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $133.83.

How big of a company is Equifax?

Equifax has a market capitalization of $16.62 billion and generates $3.36 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $587.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.97 on an earnings per share basis. Equifax employs 10,300 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Equifax?

Equifax's mailing address is 1550 PEACHTREE STREET N.W., ATLANTA GA, 30309. The credit services provider can be reached via phone at 404-885-8000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Equifax (NYSE EFX)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  425 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  379 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  804
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Equifax and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe EFX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe EFX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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