Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) had its price objective hoisted by Royal Bank Of Canada from $113.00 to $114.00 in a research report released on Monday morning, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has a sector perform rating on the credit services provider’s stock.
A number of other research analysts also recently commented on EFX. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Equifax from a buy rating to a hold rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $149.00 to $115.00 in a report on Monday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a buy rating and issued a $110.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on Equifax in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a neutral rating and a $116.00 price target on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a buy rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Evercore ISI restated an outperform rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $128.07.
Equifax (NYSE EFX) traded up $0.90 on Monday, hitting $110.21. The stock had a trading volume of 867,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,628,372. Equifax has a fifty-two week low of $89.59 and a fifty-two week high of $147.02. The stock has a market cap of $13,230.00, a P/E ratio of 18.25, a P/E/G ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.04. Equifax had a return on equity of 24.45% and a net margin of 16.18%. The business had revenue of $834.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $847.28 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.44 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Equifax will post 5.93 EPS for the current year.
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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.42%. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.21%.
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in EFX. Bank of Montreal Can grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 22.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 72,450 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $9,956,000 after purchasing an additional 13,108 shares during the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 512.7% in the 2nd quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 19,571 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $2,689,000 after purchasing an additional 16,377 shares during the last quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Equifax in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $783,000. Ardevora Asset Management LLP grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 10.3% in the 2nd quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP now owns 274,900 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $37,777,000 after purchasing an additional 25,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Equifax by 3.4% in the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 4,705 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $647,000 after purchasing an additional 156 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 87.25% of the company’s stock.
Equifax Inc is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates in four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Global Consumer Solutions. Its products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from various sources, including credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payments, employment, income, demographic and marketing data.
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