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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Equifax Inc., EFX

Equifax Inc., EFX is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Credit Services in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Equifax Inc., EFX  has a market cap of 15989.45. Since its IPO date on the 3/27/1986, Equifax Inc., EFX performance year to date is 19.38%. Today Equifax Inc., EFX has gained 0.23%, with a current price of 131.85.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 91.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 31.80%. Return of assets are at 8.30%, with return on investment at 14.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Equifax Inc., EFX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.98. While Total debt/equity is 1.16. With a profit margin of 16.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 65.50%, and operating margin of 26.20%. Equifax Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Equifax Inc., EFX has seen a EPS growth of 19.30%. A performance for the year of 35.86%. The 52-week high is -3.49%, and the 52-week low is 44.96%. The average volume for Equifax Inc., EFX is 515700.

With a target price of 12.32, can Equifax Inc., EFX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Equifax Inc., EFX. Equifax Inc. has a P/E of 34.37 and a forward P/E of 22.12. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.86. Equifax Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.56 and 6.18 respectively. For P/cash, Equifax Inc. has a value of 165.18, while it is 38.92 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 131.85, Equifax Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.00%. We see a return on equity of 19.30%.

Looking more long-term Equifax Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.80% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 19.30% for this year and for the last five years a 13.80% growth has been seen.

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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