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Is Equifax Inc.(NYSE: EFX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/27/1986. Equifax Inc. is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Equifax Inc., is 686.38, and so far today it has a volume of 106205. Performance year to date since the 3/27/1986 is 21.51%.

To help you determine whether Equifax Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 36.62 and forward P/E is 23.14. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Equifax Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.13. P/S ratio is 5.82 and the P/B ratio is 6.43. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 164.88 and 37.79 respectively.

At the current price Equifax Inc. is trading at, 135.29 (0.56% today), Equifax Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.98%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 32.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.67, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.68% after growing 19.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.20%, and 11.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 118.63, and the number of shares float is 117.97. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 90.70%. The float short is 2.75%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.73. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.70%, and also a return on investment of 14.10%.

The ability for Equifax Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.4, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.76 and total debt/equity is 1.23. In terms of margins, Equifax Inc. has a gross margin of 66.20%, with its operating margin at 26.10%, and Equifax Inc. has a profit margin of 16.20%.

The 52 week high is 0.04%, with 50.03% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.49% and the 200 day simple moving average is 20.36%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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