Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 7th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.39 per share by the credit services provider on Friday, December 13th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.17%.
Shares of EFX stock traded down $1.65 during trading on Thursday, hitting $133.53. The company had a trading volume of 22,226 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,005,008. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a current ratio of 0.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.81 and a beta of 1.21. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $139.96 and its 200 day moving average price is $135.34. Equifax has a one year low of $88.68 and a one year high of $148.59.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 23rd. The credit services provider reported $1.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.04. Equifax had a negative net margin of 11.13% and a positive return on equity of 24.39%. The firm had revenue of $875.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $870.17 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.41 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts anticipate that Equifax will post 5.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Equifax news, insider J Dann Adams sold 9,392 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $134.72, for a total value of $1,265,290.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.86% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Several research firms have weighed in on EFX. TD Securities raised shares of Equifax to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 4th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of Equifax from $150.00 to $157.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 25th. William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Equifax in a research report on Friday, October 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird raised their target price on shares of Equifax from $129.00 to $153.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $133.00.
Equifax Company Profile
Equifax Inc provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions. The USIS segment offers consumer and commercial information services, such as credit information and credit scoring, credit modeling and portfolio analytics, locate, fraud detection and prevention, identity verification, and other consulting; mortgage loan origination information; financial marketing; and identity management services.
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