Equifax stock: buy or sell?

EFX stock price: $109.25 -3.72% At close on April 2nd, 2020

Updated on:
April 2nd, 2020

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After sliding a spooky -5.27% yesterday, Equifax closed today at $109.25 and plummed a godawful -3.72%. On March/24 EFX boosted an astounding 7.95%. Thursday was the 3rd red session in a row, sliding in full a -10.75%.

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers.

Should I buy Equifax stock?

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Currently, Equifax stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean EFX will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

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

Daily outlook

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.

EFX stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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%.

EFX stock chart (weekly)

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 target

Nobody 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.
EFX earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a1.26n/a
2017-Q2-n/a1.36n/a
2017-Q32017-11-091.491.532.7%
2017-Q42018-03-011.351.393.0%
2018-Q12018-04-251.371.434.4%
2018-Q22018-07-251.541.561.3%
2018-Q32018-10-241.421.41-0.7%
2018-Q42019-02-201.321.384.5%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared 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%.

EFX annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$2,300 M-$333 M14.5%-
2014$2,436 M5.93%$367 M15.1%10.20%
2015$2,664 M9.33%$429 M16.1%16.79%
2016$3,145 M18.07%$489 M15.5%13.91%
2017$3,362 M6.91%$587 M17.5%20.15%
2018$3,412 M1.48%$300 M8.8%-48.95%

Quarterly financial results

Equifax 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%.
EFX quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$832 M-$153 M18.4%-
2017-Q2$857 M2.94%$165 M19.3%7.89%
2017-Q3$835 M-2.56%$96 M11.5%-41.78%
2017-Q4$838 M0.43%$172 M20.6%78.92%
2018-Q1$866 M3.26%$91 M10.5%-47.24%
2018-Q2$877 M1.29%$145 M16.5%59.30%
2018-Q3$834 M-4.87%$38 M4.6%-73.48%
2018-Q4$835 M0.13%$26 M3.1%-33.33%

Equifax ownership

When 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:

EFX
Market cap$13.2 B
Total shares121.2 M
Float shares120.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)95.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Equifax summary

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Open$112.04
Close$109.25
Day range$107.04 - $114.24
Previous close$113.47
Session gain-3.72%
Average true range$10.59
50d mov avg$143.16
100d mov avg$141.83
200d mov avg$140.33
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern

Equifax performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We compared Equifax against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
EFXEquifax-23.33%-20.43%-10.74%

Equifax competitors

Unfortunately, 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.

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