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Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

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$143.11 USD

143.11
293,520

-0.82 (-0.57%)

Updated Oct 14, 2019 03:57 PM ET

After-Market: $143.40 +0.29 (0.20%) 4:10 PM ET

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Strong Sell
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Company Summary

Equifax Inc. is a global data, analytics and technology company. The company provides information solutions and human resources business-process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. Its services are based on comprehensive databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous sources including credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payments, employment, income, demographic and marketing data.

It has a large and diversified group of clients, including financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals.

Currently, Equifax operates in four global regions: North America (U.S. and Canada), Asia ...

General Information

Equifax, Inc.

1550 PEACHTREE STREET N.W.

ATLANTA, GA 30309

Phone: 404-885-8000

Fax: 404-888-8682

Web: http://www.equifax.com

Email: trevor.burns@equifax.com

Industry Financial Transaction Services
Sector Business Services
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 9/30/2019
Next EPS Date 10/23/2019

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 1.44
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 5.59
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 8.60
Next EPS Report Date 10/23/2019

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 143.93
52 Week High 148.30
52 Week Low 88.68
Beta 1.22
20 Day Moving Average 788,236.38
Target Price Consensus 135.08

EFX

% Price Change
4 Week 1.40
12 Week 3.37
YTD 54.55
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 2.74
12 Week 4.23
YTD 29.65
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 120.88
Market Capitalization (millions) 17,398.83
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 12/18/1995
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 1.08%
Annual Dividend $1.56
Payout Ratio 0.29
Change in Payout Ratio 0.02
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 8/22/2019 / $0.39

Fundamental Ratios

P/E
P/E (F1) 25.74
Trailing 12 Months 26.70
PEG Ratio 2.98
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year -10.26%
vs. Previous Quarter 16.67%
   
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 0.35%
vs. Previous Quarter 4.01%
   
Price Ratios
Price/Book 6.72
Price/Cash Flow 17.05
Price / Sales 5.12
ROE
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 22.63
3/31/19 21.95
ROA
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 9.02
3/31/19 9.38
Current Ratio
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 0.54
3/31/19 0.57
Quick Ratio
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 0.54
3/31/19 0.57
Operating Margin
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 19.32
3/31/19 19.88
Net Margin
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 -12.52
3/31/19 -10.23
Pre-Tax Margin
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 -14.43
3/31/19 -12.07
Book Value
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 21.41
3/31/19 21.63
Inventory Turnover
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 NA
3/31/19 NA
Debt-to-Equity
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 1.09
3/31/19 1.02
Debt to Capital
9/30/19 NA
6/30/19 52.26
3/31/19 50.44