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How has Equifax Inc.:(NYSE:EFX) performed recently?

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 16471.31. It is in the Credit Services industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 35.02, a forward P/E of 22.54 and EPS of 3.84. At a stock price of 134.35 (1.86%) it has a dividend yield of 0.98%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 13.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 19.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 10.80% and more long-term 12.00% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 7.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 19.60%.

For performance, Equifax Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.25%. For the last month performance for Equifax Inc. is 3.36%. While the last quarter is 10.09% and half year, 21.33%. Finally for the year, performance is 36.90%.

The 52-week high for Equifax Inc., is at -1.66%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 47.71%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.43% and 14.28% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.76%, and for the month it is 1.09%. Equifax Inc., has a target price of 12.72.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.98, and for total debt/equity Equifax Inc. has 1.16. The gross margin is 65.50%, while operating margin is 26.20%, the profit margin is 16.10%. The current ratio is 0.7 and the quick ratio is 0.7.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 91.20%. Equifax Inc. has a payout ratio of 31.80%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 122.6. The shares float is 118.49, with the float short at 1.97%, with short ratio coming to 3.78.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Equifax Inc., get 8.30%, with its returns on investment at 14.10%. Return on equity is 19.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 12.72, reached soon?

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