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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX)?

The company in question is, Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) currently with a stock price of 131.55 (-0.50% today). The market cap for Equifax Inc. is 15953.07, and is in the sector Financial, and Credit Services industry. The target price for Equifax Inc. is 12.32. Currently Equifax Inc. is trading with a P/E of 34.29, and a forward P/E of 22.07. Average volume for Equifax Inc. is 606.23 and so far today it is 414400.

Performance in the last year for Equifax Inc. has been 37.06%. For EPS growth, Equifax Inc. has seen a growth of 19.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.80%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 13.80% over the last five years and could be 12.00% for the next five years. Equifax Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 19.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 17.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.79%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.69%.

Since the IPO date for Equifax Inc. on the 3/27/1986, Equifax Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 19.11%. With Equifax Inc. trading at 131.55, the dividend yield is 1.00%, and the EPS is 3.84.

So could Equifax Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 34.29. The PEG is 2.86, P/S is 5.55 and the P/B is at 6.17. The P/cash is 164.8, with P/free cash flow at 38.83.

Equifax Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.98, and total debt/equity at 1.16.

In terms of margins, Equifax Inc. has a gross margin of 65.50%, an operating margin of 26.20% and a profit margin of 16.10%.Payout ratio for Equifax Inc. is 31.80%. Return on assets come to 8.30% with return on investment coming to 14.10%.

Insider ownership for Equifax Inc., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 91.20%. Outstanding shares are at 121.27. While shares float is 118.49. The float short is currently 1.78%, and short ratio is 3.47.

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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