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

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$97.18 +0.06 (+0.06 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$97.18
Today's Range$96.0001 - $97.25
52-Week Range$90.54 - $138.69
Volume936,749 shs
Average Volume1.33 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.71 billion
P/E Ratio16.28
Dividend Yield1.61%
Beta1.11
Equifax 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
Current SymbolNYSE:EFX
Previous Symbol
CUSIP29442910
Phone404-885-8000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.81
Current Ratio1.19
Quick Ratio1.19

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio16.28
Forward P/E Ratio16.96
P/E Growth2.35

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.36 billion
Price / Sales3.48
Cash Flow$8.4652 per share
Price / Cash Flow11.48
Book Value$26.97 per share
Price / Book3.60

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.97
Net Income$587.30 million
Net Margins13.07%
Return on Equity21.48%
Return on Assets9.81%

Miscellaneous

Employees10,300
Outstanding Shares120,570,000
Market Cap$11.71 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 Friday, November 9th. Investors of record on Friday, November 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 21st. View Equifax's Dividend History.

How were Equifax's earnings last quarter?

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The credit services provider reported $1.41 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.01. The credit services provider had revenue of $834.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $857.51 million. Equifax had a return on equity of 21.48% and a net margin of 13.07%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.53 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, March 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Equifax.

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

Equifax updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.70-5.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.85. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.412-3.427 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.47 billion.Equifax also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $5.70-5.75 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for EFX?

12 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Equifax's shares. Their predictions range from $105.00 to $150.00. On average, they anticipate Equifax's stock price to reach $125.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 29.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Equifax.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Equifax?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Equifax in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Equifax.

Has Equifax been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about EFX stock have been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Equifax earned a news impact score of -3.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the credit services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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. Mark W. Begor, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Andy S. Bodea, Chief Global Operations Officer

Who are Equifax's major shareholders?

Equifax's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc (10.13%), BlackRock Inc. (7.76%), Capital International Investors (5.37%), Independent Franchise Partners LLP (3.39%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.29%) and Capital Research Global Investors (2.46%). Company insiders that own Equifax stock include John W Gamble Jr, Joseph Michael Loughran III, 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Manning & Napier Group LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd, BlackRock Inc. and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. 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 Senator Investment Group LP, Capital World Investors, FMR LLC, Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., William Blair Investment Management LLC, Columbus Circle Investors and Capital International Investors. 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 $97.18.

How big of a company is Equifax?

Equifax has a market capitalization of $11.71 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.

What is Equifax's official website?

The official website for Equifax is http://www.equifax.com.

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:  444 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  399 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  843
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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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