Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Stock Plunged -14.79% So Far In 2022, What Analysts Expect Next? – Marketing Sentinel
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Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Stock Plunged -14.79% So Far In 2022, What Analysts Expect Next?

In last trading session, Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) saw 0.74 million shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 1.44. Company’s recent per share price level of $249.50 trading at -$5.42 or -2.13% at ring of the bell on the day assigns it a market valuation of $31.85B. That closing price of EFX’s stock is at a discount of -20.28% from its 52-week high price of $300.11 and is indicating a premium of 35.12% from its 52-week low price of $161.87. Taking a look at company’s average trading volume for last 10-days demonstrates a volume of 0.85 million shares which gives us an average trading volume of 721.57K if we extend that period to 3-months.

For Equifax Inc. (EFX), analysts’ consensus is at an average recommendation of an Overweight while assigning it a mean rating of 2.20. Splitting up the data highlights that, out of 20 analysts covering the stock, 0 rated the stock as a Sell while 2 recommended an Overweight rating for the stock. 6 suggested the stock as a Hold whereas 12 see the stock as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) advised it as an Underweight. The company is expected to be making an EPS of $1.8 in the current quarter.

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Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) trade information

Upright in the red during last session for losing -2.13%, in the last five days EFX remained trading in the red while hitting it’s week-highest on Wednesday, 01/12/22 when the stock touched $249.50 price level, adding 6.72% to its value on the day. Equifax Inc.’s shares saw a change of -14.79% in year-to-date performance and have moved -6.71% in past 5-day. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) showed a performance of -14.41% in past 30-days. Number of shares sold short was 1.85 million shares which calculate 2.59 days to cover the short interests.

Wall Street analysts have assigned a consensus price target of $310.81 to the stock, which implies a rise of 19.73% to its current value. Analysts have been projecting $245.00 as a low price target for the stock while placing it at a high target of $390.00. It follows that stock’s current price would drop -56.31% in reaching the projected high whereas dropping to the targeted low would mean a gain of 1.8% for stock’s current value.

Equifax Inc. (EFX) estimates and forecasts

Statistics highlight that Equifax Inc. is scoring comparatively lower than the scores of other players of the relevant industry. The company added 0.31% of value to its shares in past 6 months, showing an annual growth rate of 9.18% while that of industry is 21.40. Apart from that, the company came raising its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2022. The company is estimating its revenue growth to decrease by -10.00% in the current quarter and calculating 7.60% increase in the next quarter. This year revenue growth is estimated to rise 19.20% from the last financial year’s standing.

14 industry analysts have given their estimates about the company’s current quarter revenue by setting an average figure of $1.25 billion for the same. And 10 analysts are in estimates of company making revenue of $1.29 billion in the next quarter that will end on Mar 2022. Company posted $1.12 billion and $1.12 billion of sales in current and next quarters respectively a year earlier. Analysts are expecting this quarter sales to grow by 11.60% while estimating it to be 15.80% for the next quarter.

Weighing up company’s earnings over the past 5-year and in the next 5-year periods, we find the company posting an annual earnings growth rate of 3.60% during past 5 years. In 2022, company’s earnings growth rate is likely to be around 228.40% while estimates for its earnings growth in next 5 years are of 13.60%.

EFX Dividends

Equifax Inc. is more likely to be releasing its next quarterly report between February 08 and February 14 and investors are confident in the company announcing better current-quarter dividends despite the fact that it has been facing issues arising out of mounting debt. With an annual yield of 0.63%, the share has a forward dividend of 1.56 which implies that company’s dividend yield remained growing in trailing twelve months while having a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.08%.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX)’s Major holders

Insiders are in possession of 0.41% of company’s total shares while institution are holding 93.04 percent of that, with stock having share float percentage of 93.42%. Investors also watch the number of corporate investors in a company very closely, which is 93.04% institutions for Equifax Inc. that are currently holding shares of the company. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) is the top institutional holder at EFX for having 12.81 million shares of worth $3.25 billion. And as of Sep 29, 2021, it was holding 10.50% of the company’s outstanding shares.

The second largest institutional holder is Massachusetts Financial Services Co., which was holding about 10.67 million shares on Sep 29, 2021. The number of shares represents firm’s hold over 8.75% of outstanding shares, having a total worth of $2.71 billion.

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On the other hand, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and MFS Series Trust I-MFS Value Fund are the top two Mutual Funds which own company’s shares. As of Sep 29, 2021, the former fund manager was holding 3.44 million shares of worth $872.27 million or 2.82% of the total outstanding shares. The later fund manager was in possession of 3.13 million shares on Aug 30, 2021, making its stake of worth around $852.45 million in the company or a holder of 2.57% of company’s stock.

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