Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) shares traded -3.59% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $99.28. The stock exchanged hands 1.21 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 1.4 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $11.99 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $120.14 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 14 opinions.
Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) high price target of $137 and with a conservative view have low price target of $105.
Wells Fargo “Maintained” Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) in a research note issued to investors on 10/26/18 to Outperform with price target of $137.
Additionally on 10/26/18 Barclays “Maintained” Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) to Equal-Weight setting price target at $105 and on 10/25/18 Morgan Stanley “Maintained” the stock to Equal-Weight at $115. Furthermore on 10/23/18 Bank of America “Reinstates” the stock to Underperform at $123.
On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 35.56 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 2.99, Consequently Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 3.16%, 2.32% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.11.
In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.3. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.
According to analysts Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $1.31 and can go high up to $1.34. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $1.32 derived from a total of 15 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $1.39 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.
Previously Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) reported $1.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.42 by $-0.01. The company posted an earnings surprise of -0.7%.
Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $840.5 Million according to 12 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $843.24 Million in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $835.6 Million. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $3.42 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $3.41 Billion and high estimates of $3.42 Billion according to 16 number of analysts.
Currently Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.3%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 91.7%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded 0%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded -1.68%.
Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $3.42 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 3.51. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $26.43 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 3.76, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $2.1, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 47.3. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 14.41 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 30.26.