Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX)

Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates

Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a buy rating and issued a $149.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, September 8th.

September 15 investment analysts at Morgan Stanley kept the stock rating at "Equal-Weight" but moved down the price target from $140.00 to $127.00. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a buy rating on shares of Equifax in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $151.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

Among 15 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, September 8. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $137.93.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) stock has moved in a downward direction this week, causing concern for some investors. Equifax has a one year low of $89.59 and a one year high of $147.02. (NYSE:EFX) shares are trading -33.03% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -29.66% away from the 200 day simple moving average.

Equifax, Inc. now has a P/E ratio of 20.03 and the market value is 11.38B.

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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.05. Equifax Inc had 37 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The business had revenue of $856.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $860.48 million. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $1.51 with next year's EPS projected to be $6.55. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter previous year. In the last earnings report the EPS was $4.72 and is estimated to be $6.06 for the current year with 120,372,000 shares presently outstanding. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of global trademark & copyright law. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th were paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. This dividend represents a yield of $1.58. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 1st. Equifax's payout ratio is now 32.75%. This is not a recommendation to buy or sell Equifax Inc. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.60, for a total value of $946,400.00.

Chief information officer David Webb joined the company from Silicon Valley Bank parent SVB Financial Grouop (SIVB). The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. The insider GAMBLE JOHN W JR sold 14,000 shares worth $1.91 million.

Since May 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.91 million activity. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.02% of the company's stock. Navellier Associates Inc owns 0.04% invested in Equifax Inc. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its stake in shares of Equifax by 393.7% in the fourth quarter. MA now owns 5,997,177 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $820,055,000 after purchasing an additional 212,392 shares during the period. Intact Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Equifax during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $366,000. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 745 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 64 shares in the last quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Equifax by 99.4% in the first quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 744 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 143 shares in the last quarter. Jefferies initiated the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, May 9 report.

Equifax Inc., launched on December 20, 1913, is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers.

Shares of credit reporting agency Equifax (NYSE:EFX) have fallen more than 35% since the company announced a massive cyber-security breach that likely impacted all US adults, however the lack of transparency in the wake of the incident has done little to increase consumer or investor confidence in the company. 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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