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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 627.07, and so far today it has a volume of 507500. Performance year to date since the 3/27/1986 is 20.51%.

To help you determine whether Equifax Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.69 and forward P/E is 22.33. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Equifax Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.89. P/S ratio is 5.52 and the P/B ratio is 6.24. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 163.89 and 38.62 respectively.

At the current price Equifax Inc. is trading at, 133.09 (0.90% today), Equifax Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.99%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 31.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.84, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.80% after growing 19.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.70%, and 19.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 119.2, and the number of shares float is 118.48. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 91.20%. The float short is 1.97%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.72. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.30%, and also a return on investment of 14.10%.

The ability for Equifax Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.98 and total debt/equity is 1.16. In terms of margins, Equifax Inc. has a gross margin of 65.50%, with its operating margin at 26.20%, and Equifax Inc. has a profit margin of 16.10%.

The 52 week high is -2.59%, with 46.33% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.65% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.27%.

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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