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Is Equifax Inc.(NYSE: EFX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/27/1986. Equifax Inc. is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Equifax Inc., is 677.23, and so far today it has a volume of 474300. Performance year to date since the 3/27/1986 is 19.62%.

To help you determine whether Equifax Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 36.05 and forward P/E is 22.78. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Equifax Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.08. P/S ratio is 5.74 and the P/B ratio is 6.33. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 162.55 and 37.25 respectively.

At the current price Equifax Inc. is trading at, 132.45 (0.16% today), Equifax Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.00%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 32.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.67, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.68% after growing 19.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.20%, and 11.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 118.8, and the number of shares float is 117.97. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 90.80%. The float short is 2.46%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.29. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.70%, and also a return on investment of 14.10%.

The ability for Equifax Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.4, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.76 and total debt/equity is 1.23. In terms of margins, Equifax Inc. has a gross margin of 66.20%, with its operating margin at 26.10%, and Equifax Inc. has a profit margin of 16.20%.

The 52 week high is -0.17%, with 46.88% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.87% and the 200 day simple moving average is 19.22%.

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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