Equifax Inc. (EFX) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $125.83.

A number of brokerages recently commented on EFX. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Equifax in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $116.00 price objective on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of Equifax to $126.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Barclays cut shares of Equifax from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $115.00 to $128.00 in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $149.00 to $115.00 in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Equifax from $112.00 to $119.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st.

Equifax (EFX) traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $114.38. 325,063 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,253,474. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,472.91, a P/E ratio of 25.84, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 0.67. Equifax has a 1-year low of $89.59 and a 1-year high of $147.02.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. acquired a new position in Equifax during the 4th quarter valued at about $101,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Equifax during the 3rd quarter valued at about $130,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Equifax during the 3rd quarter valued at about $134,000. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Finally, Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Equifax in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Institutional investors own 94.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Equifax

Equifax Inc is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates in four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Global Consumer Solutions. Its products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from various sources, including credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payments, employment, income, demographic and marketing data.

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