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

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$100.92 +1.29 (+1.29 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$100.92
Today's Range$99.50 - $101.53
52-Week Range$90.54 - $138.69
Volume1.62 million shs
Average Volume2.02 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.78 billion
P/E Ratio16.90
Dividend Yield1.60%
Beta1.12
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 Ratio16.90
Forward P/E Ratio17.61
P/E Growth2.37

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.36 billion
Price / Sales3.62
Cash Flow$8.7377 per share
Price / Cash11.55
Book Value$26.88 per share
Price / Book3.75

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$11.78 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. Shareholders 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 dividend yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 21st. View Equifax's Dividend History.

How were Equifax's earnings last quarter?

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The credit services provider reported $1.41 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.42 by $0.01. The credit services provider earned $834.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $857.51 million. Equifax had a net margin of 13.07% and a return on equity of 21.48%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.53 earnings per share. 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 issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.70-5.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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?

11 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Equifax's stock. Their forecasts range from $105.00 to $150.00. On average, they anticipate Equifax's stock price to reach $128.4444 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 27.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Equifax.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Equifax?

11 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 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Equifax.

Has Equifax been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about EFX stock have trended very positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Equifax earned a news impact score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the credit services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 62)
  • Mr. Mark W. Begor, CEO & Director (Age 60)

Who are Equifax's major shareholders?

Equifax's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.76%), Capital International Investors (5.37%), Independent Franchise Partners LLP (3.39%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.29%), Capital Research Global Investors (2.46%) and Cantillon Capital Management LLC (2.00%). 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, BlackRock Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA and Janus Henderson Group PLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Equifax.

Which institutional investors are buying Equifax stock?

EFX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Senator Investment Group LP, Capital World Investors, FMR LLC, Cantillon Capital Management LLC, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Columbus Circle Investors, Capital International Investors and York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC. 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 $100.92.

How big of a company is Equifax?

Equifax has a market capitalization of $11.78 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:  438 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  395 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  833
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 11/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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