Equifax (NYSE: EFX) Given A ‘Buy’ Rating After Having A Price Objective Of $189.13


Equifax Inc (NYSE: EFX) received a consensus ‘buy’ recommendation from 18 analysts. 6 analysts have given a rating of ‘hold’, 9 issued ‘buy, and 1 assigned ‘strong buy’. They had an average $189.13 price objective for 12 months last year from brokerages.

On Wednesday, the company started from $190.75 in the stock market with the market cap being $23.20B. Their lowest in 12 months is $103.01 while the highest is $196.47. Their current, quick, and leverage ratio is 0.97, 0.97, and 101. Their 50-day rolling average stands at $176.88 while 200 days is at $165.90.

According to the 21st October report, the company had a quarterly EPS earnings of $1.87 that topped the $1.60 consensus estimate by $0.27. Their net margin was 11.29% with 29.20% equity return. Their revenue was $1.07B, surpassing the $1B estimate.

Equifax paid a $0.39/share dividend to the shareholders on 24th November. This indicates an annualized dividend of $1.56 and a 0.82% yield. They had a 27.76% payout ratio.

Undertakings Of EFX Stock

Exane Paribas promoted the rating for Equifax stock to ‘outperform’ from ‘neutral’ and issued a price objective of $190. Stifel Nicolaus increased the rating to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ and gave a price objective of $240. BidaskClub raised the rating to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’.  Atlantic Securities increased the rating to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral’ and assigned a price objective of $228. Wells Fargo&Co lifted the price objective to $230 from $220 and gave a rating of ‘overweight’.

Trust Advisors increased their holdings on EFX stock by almost 90.5% in Q1 and own shares priced at $6,174,000. Rockefeller Cap. Management increased their position by about 23.5% in Q2. Owning $69,000 worth of shares. Blair William&Co lifted their stake by approximately 4.1% in Q2 and now shares worth $1,347,000. Checchi Cap. Advisors bought a new stake in the previous quarter that is priced at $212,000. Dai Ichi CO. Ltd purchased a new position in Q2, owning $249,000 worth of shares. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.04% EFX stock.