Tracking Shares of Equifax Inc (EFX) — Technical Focus

The 14-day RSI is now sitting at 17.52, the 7-day is at 12.60, and the 3-day is spotted at 11.26 for Equifax Inc (EFX). (NYSE:EFX) in a research note published on Friday.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on EFX shares. Finally, RBC Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $144.00 price target on shares of Equifax in a report on Friday, February 10th. Morgan Stanley dropped the price objective on stocks of Equifax from $144.00 to $140.00 and fixed an “equal weight” recommendation on the share in a study report on early Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Argus initiated coverage on shares of Equifax in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $147.50. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. Using the CCI as a leading indicator, technical analysts may use a +100 reading as an overbought signal and a -100 reading as an oversold indicator, suggesting a trend reversal. The firm now has a $174.00 target price on the credit services provider’s stock.

Equifax, (NYSE EFX) started trading at 113.12 on early Tue. Equifax, has a 52 week low of $110.87 and a 52 week high of $147.02. Using a bigger time frame to assess the moving average such as the 200-day, may help block out the noise and chaos that is often caused by daily price fluctuations.

The firm has a market cap of $13.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.96 and a beta of 0.93.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.05. Return on equity (ROE) is 20.30%. The firm had revenue of $856.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $860.48 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.43 earnings per share.

Equifax Inc. (EFX) held 139.41 million outstanding shares now.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wed, Aug 23rd. Equifax’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 32.75%. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 241 holders increased their positions by a total of 8.33 million shares, 261 holders decreased the positions by a total of 6.2 million shares, and 119 holders held their positions. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.70, for a total value of $250,458.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 42,723 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,238,412.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Joseph Michael Loughran III sold 4,000 shares of Equifax stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

In other news, insider Rodolfo O. Ploder sold 1,719 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. Patters in insider activity can help analysts formulate an outlook for a stock.

How has the stock performed recently? Sun Life Financial INC raised its position in shares of Equifax by 9,722.2% in the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 437,845 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $60,169,000 after buying an additional 13,500 shares during the period. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its position in shares of Equifax by 9.4% in the first quarter. The investment company owned 4,539 stocks of the credit services provider’s shares after unloading 19,699 shares through out the quarter. Finally, Vector Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Equifax during the third quarter worth $201,000. Vanguard Group has an ownership of 11,433,584 stocks of the credit services provider’s shares valued at $1,563,429,000 following acquiring an extra 373,774 shares through out the quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP has an ownership of 5,351,242 stocks of the credit services provider’s shares valued at $731,730,000 following acquiring an extra 134,056 shares through out the quarter.

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