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Shares of Equifax (NYSE:EFX) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the company, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $75.14.

Shares of Equifax (NYSE:EFX) opened at 78.47 on Monday. Equifax has a 1-year low of $58.75 and a 1-year high of $78.74. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $75.34 and its 200-day moving average is $71.53. The company has a market cap of $9.556 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.04.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last announced its earnings results 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. On average, analysts predict that Equifax will post $3.87 earnings per share 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 1.27%. The ex-dividend date 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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