Shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $127.58.

EFX has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Equifax from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Royal Bank of Canada cut Equifax from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $109.40 to $113.00 in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co set a $127.00 price objective on Equifax and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Evercore ISI reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $110.00 price objective on shares of Equifax in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $137.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th.

Shares of Equifax (NYSE EFX) traded up $0.47 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $125.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,326,441 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,239,421. The firm has a market cap of $15,010.00, a PE ratio of 28.28, a PEG ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.67. Equifax has a 52-week low of $89.59 and a 52-week high of $147.02.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $834.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $847.28 million. Equifax had a return on equity of 24.45% and a net margin of 16.18%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.44 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Equifax will post 5.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. bought a new stake in Equifax during the 4th quarter worth $101,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its position in Equifax by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 781 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 37 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC grew its position in Equifax by 9,722.2% during the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 884 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $121,000 after acquiring an additional 875 shares during the last quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth $130,000. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Equifax during the 3rd quarter worth $134,000. Institutional investors own 95.09% 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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