Equities research analysts expect Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to post $1.35 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Seven analysts have made estimates for Equifax’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.38 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.33. Equifax posted earnings of $1.42 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 4.9%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, February 14th.
On average, analysts expect that Equifax will report full-year earnings of $5.92 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.90 to $5.95. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $5.87 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.33 to $6.15. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Equifax.
EFX has been the topic of several recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on Equifax from $113.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Equifax in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $116.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Equifax from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Equifax from $112.00 to $119.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered Equifax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $149.00 to $115.00 in a report on Monday, November 13th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.07.
Shares of Equifax (NYSE EFX) opened at $117.46 on Tuesday. Equifax has a fifty-two week low of $89.59 and a fifty-two week high of $147.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $14,100.00, a P/E ratio of 26.57, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64.
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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