Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 7th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.39 per share by the credit services provider on Friday, December 13th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.16%.
Shares of Equifax stock opened at $133.96 on Friday. The business has a 50 day moving average of $139.67 and a 200 day moving average of $135.42. The company has a quick ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11. The company has a market cap of $16.13 billion, a PE ratio of 23.14, a P/E/G ratio of 2.78 and a beta of 1.21. Equifax has a 52 week low of $88.68 and a 52 week high of $148.59.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 23rd. The credit services provider reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.44 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $875.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $870.17 million. Equifax had a positive return on equity of 24.39% and a negative net margin of 11.13%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.41 earnings per share. On average, research analysts anticipate that Equifax will post 5.58 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on EFX shares. Bank of America increased their price objective on Equifax from $122.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Equifax from $129.00 to $131.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 10th. TD Securities upgraded Equifax to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 4th. Stephens increased their price objective on Equifax from $130.00 to $131.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, July 26th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on Equifax from $150.00 to $157.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Equifax currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $122.82.
Equifax Company Profile
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.
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