Equifax Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.25 (EFX)
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 8th, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.25 per share on Monday, September 15th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.32%.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on EFX shares. Analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their price target on shares of Equifax from $67.00 to $68.00 in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Equifax from $78.00 to $80.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 22nd. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $75.14.
Shares of Equifax (NYSE:EFX) traded up 1.61% on Friday, hitting $75.61. The stock had a trading volume of 295,974 shares. Equifax has a 1-year low of $58.75 and a 1-year high of $77.74. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $73.93 and its 200-day moving average is $71.02. The company has a market cap of $9.208 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.50.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $613.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $616.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.92 earnings per share. Equifax’s revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Equifax will post $3.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Equifax news, Insider Alejandro Gonzalez sold 23,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.98, for a total value of $1,809,030.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
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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