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NYSE:EFX

Equifax - EFX Stock Forecast, Price & News

$214.02
-1.97 (-0.91%)
(As of 08/17/2022 05:18 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$211.91
$215.03
50-Day Range
$170.35
$222.33
52-Week Range
$169.25
$300.11
Volume
618,827 shs
Average Volume
998,174 shs
Market Capitalization
$26.20 billion
P/E Ratio
35.20
Dividend Yield
0.72%
Price Target
$245.13

Equifax MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.53 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.5% Upside
$245.13 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.67% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.59
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.07mentions of Equifax in the last 14 days
Based on 13 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
12.65%
From $7.67 to $8.64 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.78 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

35th out of 344 stocks

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies, Mercantile Reporting Agencies, Industry

3rd out of 6 stocks

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About Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Stock

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process automation outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company operates through three segments: Workforce Solutions, U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), and International. The Workforce Solutions segment offers employment, income, criminal history, and social security number verification services, as well as payroll-based transaction, employment tax management, and identity theft protection products. The USIS segment provides 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 services; financial marketing services; identity management services; credit monitoring products; and online information, decisioning technology solutions, as well as portfolio management, mortgage reporting, and consumer credit information services. The International segment offers 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 other services to support debt collections and recovery management. The company serves customers in financial services, mortgage, employers, consumer, commercial, telecommunication, retail, automotive, utility, brokerage, healthcare, and insurance industries, as well as state, federal, and local governments. It operates in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, the Republic of Ireland, Russia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of research firms have commented on EFX. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on shares of Equifax from $254.00 to $223.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reduced their price objective on shares of Equifax from $300.00 to $244.00 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Truist Financial reduced their price objective on shares of Equifax from $250.00 to $230.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Equifax from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and set a $230.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reduced their price objective on shares of Equifax from $225.00 to $223.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, Equifax currently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $245.13.

Equifax Stock Performance

EFX Stock traded down $2.54 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $213.45. The company had a trading volume of 5,882 shares, compared to its average volume of 689,311. The firm has a market cap of $26.13 billion, a PE ratio of 35.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 1.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a current ratio of 0.51. Equifax has a 12 month low of $169.25 and a 12 month high of $300.11. The stock's fifty day moving average price is $194.50 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $209.53.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 20th. The credit services provider reported $2.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.03 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $1.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.32 billion. Equifax had a net margin of 14.54% and a return on equity of 26.69%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.98 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Equifax will post 7.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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EFX Stock News Headlines

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Downgraded by Morgan Stanley to Equal Weight
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Cut to Neutral at Atlantic Securities
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Cut to "Sell" at StockNews.com
Analyst Ratings for Equifax - Benzinga
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Upgraded at StockNews.com
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EFX Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
5/24/2022
Dividend Payable
6/15/2022
Last Earnings
7/20/2022
Today
8/17/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/19/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-Industry
Research & Consulting Services
CUSIP
29442910
Employees
12,700
Year Founded
1899

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$245.13
High Stock Price Forecast
$290.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$200.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+14.5%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.53
Research Coverage
17 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$744.20 million
Pretax Margin
18.86%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.92 billion
Cash Flow
$11.43 per share
Book Value
$31.22 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
120,478,000
Market Cap
$26.20 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.49

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EFX Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Equifax stock right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Equifax in the last twelve months. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" EFX shares.
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What is Equifax's stock price forecast for 2022?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Equifax's shares. Their EFX share price forecasts range from $200.00 to $290.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $245.13 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have EFX shares performed in 2022?

Equifax's stock was trading at $292.79 at the beginning of the year. Since then, EFX stock has decreased by 26.2% and is now trading at $215.99.
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Are investors shorting Equifax?

Equifax saw a decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,040,000 shares, a decline of 7.3% from the July 15th total of 2,200,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 817,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.5 days.
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When is Equifax's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 19th 2022.
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How were Equifax's earnings last quarter?

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 20th. The credit services provider reported $2.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.03 by $0.06. The credit services provider earned $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.32 billion. Equifax had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 26.69% and a net margin of 14.54%. The company's revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.98 EPS.
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How often does Equifax pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Equifax?

Equifax declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 5th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 25th will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share on Wednesday, June 15th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 24th.
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Is Equifax a good dividend stock?

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.71%. The dividend payout ratio is 25.66%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, EFX will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.06% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for EFX.

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

Equifax issued an update on its third quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.60-$1.70 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $1.88. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.21 billion-$1.23 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.24 billion.

What is Mark Begor's approval rating as Equifax's CEO?

228 employees have rated Equifax Chief Executive Officer Mark Begor on Glassdoor.com. Mark Begor has an approval rating of 73% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Equifax own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Equifax investors own include Hawkins (HWKN), Micron Technology (MU), Mastercard (MA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Procter & Gamble (PG), Bank of America (BAC) and Starbucks (SBUX).

What is Equifax's stock symbol?

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

Who are Equifax's major shareholders?

Equifax's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (10.25%), State Street Corp (3.80%), FMR LLC (3.80%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (3.40%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.12%) and Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC (1.97%). Insiders that own company stock include Bryson R Koehler, J Dann Adams, John J Kelley III, John T Hartman, John W Gamble, Jr, Mark W Begor, Prasanna Dhore and Sid Singh.
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How do I buy shares of Equifax?

Shares of EFX stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Equifax's stock price today?

One share of EFX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $215.99.

How much money does Equifax make?

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has a market capitalization of $26.44 billion and generates $4.92 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $744.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.08 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Equifax have?

The company employs 12,700 workers across the globe.

Does Equifax have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Equifax: ASNEF/Equifax Servicios de Informacion Sobre Solvencia y Credito S.L., AccountScore, AccountScore Holdings Limited, AccountScore Limited, AccountScore US Corporation, Anakam, Anakam Inc., Anakam Information Solutions LLC, Ansonia Credit Data, Ansonia Credit Data Inc., Apac BizInfo Pte Limited, Appriss Insights, Appriss Insights LLC, Austin Consolidated Holdings Inc., Austin-Tetra, Barnett Associates Operations LLC, Bureau of Credit Histories Equifax Limited Liability Company, CDB Infotek, Compliance Data Center LLC, Computer Ventures Inc., Consents Online Limited, Corporate Services LLC, Credinformacoes Informaçoes de Credito Lda, Creditworks Australia Pty Ltd, Crime Finders LLC, Data-Crédito, DataVision Resources, DataVision Resources LLC, DataX, DataX Ltd., Datalicious Pty Ltd, Datum, EDX Australia Pty Limited, EFX de Costa Rica S.A., Efficient Hire, Equiecua Analytics Services of Risk S.A., Equifax (NZ) Holdings Pty Ltd, Equifax APAC Holdings Limited, Equifax Acquisition Holdings LLC, Equifax Americas S.C.S., Equifax Analytics FZE, Equifax Analytics Private Limited, Equifax Argentina S.A., Equifax Australasia Credit Ratings Pty Limited, Equifax Australasia Group Services Pty Limited, Equifax Australasia HR Solutions Pty Limited, Equifax Australasia Workforce Solutions Pty Limited, Equifax Australia CDR Pty Limited, Equifax Australia Commercial Services and Solutions Pty Limited, Equifax Australia Decision Solutions Pty Limited, Equifax Australia Group Pty Limited, Equifax Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, Equifax Australia Information Services and Solutions Pty Limited, Equifax Australia Marketing Services Pty Limited, Equifax Australia Personal Solutions Pty Limited, Equifax Australia Pty Ltd, Equifax Cambodia Holdings Pte Limited, Equifax Canada Co., Equifax Canadian Holdings II Co., Equifax Centroámerica S.A. de C.V., Equifax Commercial Services Limited, Equifax Consumer Services LLC, Equifax Credit Information Services Private Limited, Equifax Data Services LLC, Equifax EUA Limited, Equifax Ecuador C.A. Buró de Información Crediticia, Equifax Enterprise Services LLC, Equifax Europe LLC, Equifax Fraude S.L., Equifax Funding LLC, Equifax Holdings (NZ) Limited, Equifax Honduras Central de Riesgo Privada S.A., Equifax Iberica S.L., Equifax Information Services LLC, Equifax Information Services of Puerto Rico LLC, Equifax Information Technology LLC, Equifax International Treasury Services Unlimited Company, Equifax Limited, Equifax Luxembourg (No. 10) S.àr.l., Equifax Luxembourg (No. 3) S.àr.l., Equifax New Zealand Holdings Limited, Equifax New Zealand Information Services and Solutions Limited, Equifax Paraguay S.A., Equifax Peru S.A., Equifax Pty Limited, Equifax South America LLC, Equifax Spain Holdings S.àr.l., Equifax Special Services LLC, Equifax Technology (Ireland) Limited, Equifax Technology Solutions LLC, Equifax UK AH Limited, Equifax Uruguay S.A., Equifax do Brasil Ltda., Forseva LLC, GetCreditScore Pty Ltd, Grupo Inffinix S.A. de C.V., HD Information LLC, HIREtech, HealthCare Impact Associates, HealthCare Impact Associates II LLC, HealthCare Impact Associates L.L.C., ID Rehab Holdings Inc., ID Watchdog, IDR Processing LLC, IXI, IXI Corporation, Identity Rehab Corporation, IdentityProtection.com, Inffinix Software, Inffinix Software Comercio Servicios Importação e Expostação Ltda., Inffinix Software S.A. de C.V., Innovative Enterprises LLC, Integrated Debt Services Ltd., IntelliReal, IntelliReal LLC, Inversiones Equifax Chile Limitada, JLR Inc., Knowledge Works Inc., Kount, Kount Inc., Mapcity Peru S.A.C., Mapcity.com Chile S.A., Net Profit Inc., Nevalon Technologies LLC, Paradigm National Consultants LLC, PayNet Inc., Paynet, Pioneer Holdings Limited, Plantation RE Holdings LLC, Rapid Reporting, Rapid Reporting Verification Company LLC, ReachTEL Pty Ltd, Redbird Insurance LLC, Secure Sentinel Australia Pty Limited, Securitec Screening Solutions LLC, Servicios Equifax Chile Limitada, T1 Ventures LLC, TALX Corporation, TALX UCM Services Inc., TDX Group Limited, TDX Indigo Iberia SL, Teletrack, Teletrack LLC, The Prospect Shop Pty Ltd, TrustedID Inc., Typhoon Data LC, VA (NZ) Holdings Limited, VA Australia Finance Pty Limited, Veda Advantage, Verdad Informatica de Costa Rica S.A., Worxtime LLC, ZIP ID Pty Ltd, eThority LLC, ethority, and i2Verify.
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When was Equifax founded?

Equifax was founded in 1899.

How can I contact Equifax?

Equifax's mailing address is 1550 PEACHTREE STREET N.W., ATLANTA GA, 30309. The official website for the company is www.equifax.com. The credit services provider can be reached via phone at (404) 885-8000, via email at trevor.burns@equifax.com, or via fax at 404-888-8682.

This page (NYSE:EFX) was last updated on 8/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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