Equifax Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (NYSE:EFX)
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the stock, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $75.14.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) opened at 77.25 on Monday. Equifax has a 1-year low of $58.75 and a 1-year high of $78.14. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $74.67 and a 200-day moving average of $71.28. The company has a market cap of $9.407 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.55.
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. Analysts expect that Equifax will post $3.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 20th.
EFX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. 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.
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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