Equifax Inc. (EFX): Multiple analysts giving recommendations

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Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -1.72% or -$2.94 shares. The trading starts at $172.84 and closed at $170.84 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $167.32 and day high was $173.275 on Friday, June 19. After the session, the Industrials sector daily volume shifted to 0.93 million while its average volume is 1.05M. In other hand, the EFX market cap reached to $20.74B. While, its current target price is $167.90 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -0.05% and up 12.30% for month. Its quarterly performance was 58.92% above, while its half year performance is up 21.98%. EFX yearly performance stood at positive 24.39% and rise 19.83% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Equifax Inc. is 2.50.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. EFX EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.21. EPS for this year is -233.60%, while for the next year its value is 5.72. Sales growth for the current quarter is 151.99 while its EPS Q/Q reached 119.90%. It has an EPS of -25.50% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 0.50%.

Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. are the top three holders in Equifax Inc. (EFX) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc has 13.78 million shares which valued 1.65 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 13.43 million shares which valued at 1.6 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. has a total of 10.58 million shares which valued at 1.26 billion. In the end, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. have 8.71% shares outstanding of Equifax Inc. (EFX) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.40% and institutional holding shifted to 97.40%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 2.21. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 17 analysts estimated an average EPS of 1.27, while 1.4 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for EFX published in the report was 0.85-1.38 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 1.4 which is equal to 1.4 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for EFX rise 17.54% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 13.12% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 1.78%. The moving average value for Equifax Inc. (EFX) is 144.48 and 157.85 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in EFX stock. On May 11, KELLEY JOHN J III, Chief Legal Officer, sold 12,500 trading shares at the cost of $148.32, which valued at 1.85 million. On Feb 21, Hartman John T., Pres-International, sold 366 shares at the cost of $160.22, with total shares of 20,279. On Feb 19, Hartman John T., Pres-International, sold 2,175 shares at the cost of 161.58. After this transaction, Hartman John T. total shares reached to 19,078 which valued at 0.35 million.