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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 15281.51. Since its IPO date on the 3/27/1986, Equifax Inc., EFX performance year to date is 16.03%. Today Equifax Inc., EFX has gained 0.31%, with a current price of 128.87.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 90.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 32.10%. Return of assets are at 8.70%, 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 0.76. While Total debt/equity is 1.23. With a profit margin of 16.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 66.20%, and operating margin of 26.10%. Equifax Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.4, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Equifax Inc., EFX has seen a EPS growth of 19.30%. A performance for the year of 32.29%. The 52-week high is -0.31%, and the 52-week low is 42.91%. The average volume for Equifax Inc., EFX is 329443.

With a target price of 130.69, can Equifax Inc., EFX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Equifax Inc., EFX. Equifax Inc. has a P/E of 34.97 and a forward P/E of 22.1. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.99. Equifax Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.58 and 6.14 respectively. For P/cash, Equifax Inc. has a value of 157.87, while it is 36.18 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 128.87, Equifax Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.03%. 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 11.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.68% 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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