Equifax Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (NYSE:EFX)
Shares of Equifax (NYSE:EFX) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $74.67.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Equifax in a research note on Monday, July 7th. 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 (NYSE:EFX) opened at 73.33 on Tuesday. Equifax has a 52 week low of $58.75 and a 52 week high of $73.66. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $71.84 and its 200-day moving average is $70.1. The company has a market cap of $8.948 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.33.
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. On average, analysts predict that Equifax will post $3.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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