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Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 16033.11. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Equifax Inc. is 132.35 (with a change from open of -0.49%), this in conjunction with a target price of 12.32. Volume today has so far reached 100443, with an average volume of about 624.3. The GAP for this stock, is 0.60%.

The P/E ratio is 34.47, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.18. The current EPS for Equifax Inc., is 3.84, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 19.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 19.71%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Equifax Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.80% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.00%. Quarter over quarter is 17.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 19.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 13.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is 91.20%. Shares outstanding is 121.27, while shares float is at a value of 118.49. Float short for Equifax Inc. is 1.78% and the short ratio is 3.37.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.98, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.16. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 65.50% and their operating margin is 26.20%. The profit margin is 16.10%.

Equifax Inc. has seen returns on assets of 8.30%, and on investment, 14.10%. Return on equity is 19.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.87. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.58, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.2 and Price/cash is 165.63, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 39.03.

The simple moving averages are -0.18% and 12.37% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.13% and the 52 week low is 45.51%.

Equifax Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.00%, with a current price of 132.35. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 31.80%. This is in an industry, Credit Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Equifax Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Credit Services industry means that Equifax Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.85%, with performance for the month coming to 0.94%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 8.07%, and for the half year the performance is 35.90%. Volatility for this week is 1.81% and for the month this is 1.15%.

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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