Equifax Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (NYSE:EFX)
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the company, Analyst Ratings News reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $74.67.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) traded down 0.33% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $72.62. The stock had a trading volume of 108,789 shares. Equifax has a one year low of $58.75 and a one year high of $73.39. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $71.44 and a 200-day moving average of $70.07. The company has a market cap of $8.862 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.14.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, April 23rd. The company reported $0.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $584.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $586.65 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.87 earnings per share. Equifax’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Equifax will post $3.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on EFX shares. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Monday. They now have a $76.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Friday, April 25th. They now have a $77.00 price target on the stock.
Equifax Inc is a provider of information solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company’s clients and customers include financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals.
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