Equifax stock: buy or sell?
April 2nd, 2020
Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers.
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Currently, Equifax stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Equifax stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for EFX stock for the last month.
Equifax stock analysis
After sliding a spooky -5.27% yesterday, Equifax closed today at $109.25 and plummed a godawful -3.72%.
After sliding a spooky -5.27% yesterday, Equifax closed today at $109.25 and plummed a godawful -3.72%. Since last Mar/12 when EFX stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-36.23 per share (-24.90%). Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on January, EFX price slid a -29.03%. On February, EFX hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
After boosting an exceptional 11.63% in a week last week, Equifax closed this week at $109.25 and plunged a chilling -8.62%.
Not so far away is the last all-time high Equifax marked by mid February, but since then it dropped a 33.52%. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up late May 2019, EFX price slid a -8.78%.
Equifax stock price history
Equifax IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, EFX stock grew a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after EFX's IPO a $1,000 in Equifax stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Equifax stock historical price chart
EFX stock reached all-time highs on February with a price of $164.34.
Equifax stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' EFX stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not found any price target for Equifax stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per Share, Equifax presented its financial report, posting a slightly fine climb for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Analyst were expecting $1.32 per share, but Equifax posted $1.38.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a slightly fine gain of 1.48% to $3,412.10 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, by contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) eased a -8.68% to 8.79%.
|2013||$2,300 M||-||$333 M14.5%||-|
|2014||$2,436 M||5.93%||$367 M15.1%||10.20%|
|2015||$2,664 M||9.33%||$429 M16.1%||16.79%|
|2016||$3,145 M||18.07%||$489 M15.5%||13.91%|
|2017||$3,362 M||6.91%||$587 M17.5%||20.15%|
|2018||$3,412 M||1.48%||$300 M8.8%||-48.95%|
Quarterly financial resultsEquifax reported $835.30 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 0.13% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $25.60 million with a profit margin of 3.06%. Profit margin declined a -1.54% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 4.60%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Equifax sales marked a tight movement and remained steady a -0.37%.
|2017-Q1||$832 M||-||$153 M18.4%||-|
|2017-Q2||$857 M||2.94%||$165 M19.3%||7.89%|
|2017-Q3||$835 M||-2.56%||$96 M11.5%||-41.78%|
|2017-Q4||$838 M||0.43%||$172 M20.6%||78.92%|
|2018-Q1||$866 M||3.26%||$91 M10.5%||-47.24%|
|2018-Q2||$877 M||1.29%||$145 M16.5%||59.30%|
|2018-Q3||$834 M||-4.87%||$38 M4.6%||-73.48%|
|2018-Q4||$835 M||0.13%||$26 M3.1%||-33.33%|
Equifax ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Equifax, 0.39% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for EFX stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$13.2 B|
|Total shares||121.2 M|
|Float shares||120.8 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||95.9%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.4%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Thursday, April 2nd, 2020|
|Day range||$107.04 - $114.24|
|Average true range||$10.59|
|50d mov avg||$143.16|
|100d mov avg||$141.83|
|200d mov avg||$140.33|
Equifax performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We compared Equifax against in the following table:
Equifax competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Equifax competitor. This doesn't mean Equifax does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest Equifax stock news
- InvestorPlaceWith the Bad News Behind Equifax, EFX Stock Is Becoming a Buy AgainAugust 2, 2019
- InvestorPlaceEquifax Earnings: EFX Stock Edges Largely Unmoved as EPS Top GuidanceJuly 24, 2019
- InvestorPlaceEquifax Data Breach Settlement: What to Know About the PayoutJuly 22, 2019
- InvestorPlaceEquifax Stock Investors Are Still Paying For 2017 Data BreachMarch 29, 2019
- InvestorPlace3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Equifax, Mattel and Kimberly ClarkFebruary 22, 2019