Equifax (EFX) : The consensus on Equifax (EFX) based on 10 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 1.65, which is interpreted as a Buy recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 3 which endorses a Hold on the stock. However, 6 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 1 analyst believes that the stock is a Buy, which can produce decent returns in the future. 3 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating.
Equifax (EFX) stock is expected to deviate a maximum of $8.67 from the average target price of $141.89 for the short term period. 9 Street Experts have initiated coverage on the stock with the most promising target being $155 and the most muted being $126.
Also, In the latest statement by the brokerage house, Jefferies maintains its outlook on Equifax (NYSE:EFX). The current rating of the shares is Hold, according to the research report released by the firm. The brokerage firm raises the price target from $128 per share to $131 per share. The rating by the firm was issued on August 4, 2016.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX): After opening at $131.86, the stock dipped to an intraday low of $131.22 on Thursday. However, the bulls stepped in to buy at lower levels and pushed the stock higher. The stock touched an intraday high of $134.71 and the buying power remained strong till the end. The stock closed at $134.35 for the day, a gain of 1.86% for the day session. The total traded volume was 732,905. The stocks close on the previous trading day was $131.9.
Equifax Inc. is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Companys products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous types of credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payment, employment, income, public record, demographic and marketing data. It provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. In addition, it is also a provider of payroll-related and human resource management business process outsourcing services in the United States of America. The Companys clients include financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals. The Company has four operating segments, which include U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and North America Personal Solutions.