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How has Equifax Inc.:(NYSE:EFX) performed recently?

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 15775.85. It is in the Credit Services industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 36.33, a forward P/E of 22.9 and EPS of 3.67. At a stock price of 132.98 (-0.38%) it has a dividend yield of 0.99%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 13.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 19.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 11.71% and more long-term 11.70% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 7.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 11.70%.

For performance, Equifax Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.99%. For the last month performance for Equifax Inc. is 9.43%. While the last quarter is 11.24% and half year, 31.94%. Finally for the year, performance is 32.08%.

The 52-week high for Equifax Inc., is at -2.91%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 47.47%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.16% and 17.09% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.44%, and for the month it is 1.30%. Equifax Inc., has a target price of 135.62.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.76, and for total debt/equity Equifax Inc. has 1.23. The gross margin is 66.20%, while operating margin is 26.10%, the profit margin is 16.20%. The current ratio is 0.4 and the quick ratio is 0.4.

Insider ownership is at 0.60%, with instituitional ownership at 91.10%. Equifax Inc. has a payout ratio of 32.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 118.18. The shares float is 118.15, with the float short at 2.75%, with short ratio coming to 4.75.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Equifax Inc., get 8.70%, with its returns on investment at 14.10%. Return on equity is 19.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 135.62, reached soon?

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