Equifax Sets New 52-Week High at $78.14 (EFX)
Equifax (NYSE:EFX)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday , Analyst Ratings.Net reports. The stock traded as high as $78.14 and last traded at $77.07, with a volume of 333,723 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $77.30.
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, August 5th. 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 investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Equifax currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $75.14.
The stock’s 50-day moving average is $74.53 and its 200-day moving average is $71.22. The company has a market cap of $9.389 billion and a P/E ratio of 28.57.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 in the previous year, the company posted $0.92 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Equifax will post $3.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 20th.
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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