How have Equifax Inc. (EFX)’s performance and profitability changed over the time?

A share price of Equifax Inc. [EFX] is currently trading at $221.98, down -0.07%. It is a good measure of the stock’s recent performance to check whether the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The EFX shares have gain 2.73% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 12.67%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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From an analyst’s perspective:

Equifax Inc. [NYSE: EFX] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on January 06, 2023, when Exane BNP Paribas initiated its Underperform rating and assigned the stock a price target of $150. Previously, Atlantic Equities upgraded its rating to Overweight on November 15, 2022, and kept the price target unchanged to $230. On October 21, 2022, downgrade downgraded it’s rating to Sector Perform and revised its price target to $158 on the stock. Jefferies downgraded its rating to a Hold and decreased its price target to $161 on October 19, 2022. Morgan Stanley downgraded its rating to a Equal-Weight but $230 remained the price target by the analyst firm on August 16, 2022. Atlantic Equities downgraded its rating to Neutral for this stock on August 15, 2022, and upped its price target to $225. In a note dated July 13, 2022, Wells Fargo initiated an Equal Weight rating and iterated a target price of $200 on this stock.

Equifax Inc. experienced fluctuations in its stock price throughout the past year between $145.98 and $245.27. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $207.84 within the next 12 months. Equifax Inc. [NYSE: EFX] shares were valued at $221.98 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential drop of -6.37% based on the average EFX price forecast.

Analyzing the EFX fundamentals

During the last quarter, Equifax Inc. [NYSE:EFX] saw sales of 1.24 billion, an improvement of 1.70%. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +50.01% with Operating Margin at +23.29%, Pretax Margin comes in at +19.28%, and Net Margin reading is +15.11%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 218.74 points at the first support level, and at 215.49 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 225.34, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 228.69.

Equifax Inc. [EFX] reported earnings per share of $1.73 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 9/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $1.62/share, meaning a difference of $0.11 and a surprise factor of 6.80%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 6/29/2022 were $2.09 per share as compared to estimates of $2 per share, a difference of $0.09 representing a surprise of 4.50%.

Ratios To Look Out For

A current ratio of 0.60 is a noteworthy aspect of Equifax Inc. [NYSE:EFX]. Further, the Quick Ratio stands at 0.49, while the Cash Ratio is 0.10. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 7.35, the price to book ratio is 9.97 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 38.59.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading, which has resulted in 0 insider purchases of 0 shares and 35 insider sales of 41,224 shares in the past three months, is now the topic of our analysis. Recent insider trading involved Griggs James M, SVP & Corp Controller, that happened on Nov 14 when 300.0 shares were sold. EVP, President International, Nelson Lisa M completed a deal on Nov 03 to sell 100.0 shares. Meanwhile, EVP, President International Nelson Lisa M sold 684.0 shares on Oct 26.