Equifax Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

EFX -- USA Stock  

USD 108.13  1.19  1.09%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Equifax is 'Hold'. Macroaxis provides Equifax buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Equifax positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Equifax available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Equifax buy-and-hold prospective. Additionally see Equifax Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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Hype Condition

Current Valuation

Odds of Distress

Analyst Consensus

Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Equifax has a risk adjusted performance of 0.4191, jensen alpha of 0.2907, total risk alpha of 0.2391, sortino ratio of 0.2002 and treynor ratio of (19.57)
Macroaxis provides buy, hold, or sell suggestion on Equifax to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Equifax. Our buy, hold, or sell recommendation engine determines the organization potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Equifax is not overpriced, please confirm all Equifax fundamentals including its Gross Profit, Short Ratio, Current Liabilities, as well as the relationship between Total Debt and Market Capitalization . Given that Equifax has Price to Earning of 29.88X, we urge you verify Equifax market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Equifax Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.30Value At Risk1.35
Potential Upside3.00Standard Deviation1.27
 Return Density 
      Distribution 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Blackrock IncCommon Shares7.7 M716.6 M
Massachusetts Financial Services CoCommon Shares5.9 M550.5 M
Mackenzie Financial CorpCommon Shares2.8 M257.5 M
Cantillon Capital Management LlcCommon Shares2.4 M225.5 M
Uss Investment Management LtdCommon Shares1.5 M139.8 M
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings IncCommon Shares445.7 K41.4 M
Public Employees Retirement Association Of ColoradoCommon Shares378.5 K35.2 M

Equifax Greeks

α
Alpha over DOW
=0.29
β
Beta against DOW=0.01
σ
Overall volatility
=1.14
Ir
Information ratio =0.17

Equifax Volatility Alert

Equifax has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.3 and kurtosis of 1.04. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Equifax to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
    
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Equifax Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsEquifaxPeer Average
Return On Equity14.18% (15.17)%
Return On Asset4.75% (15.64)%
Profit Margin13.07% (5.50)%
Operating Margin24.91% (10.91)%
Current Valuation15.57B152.14B
Shares Outstanding120.58M1.43B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.47% 6.91%
Shares Owned by Institutions91.82% 18.37%
Number of Shares Shorted4.59M3.24M
Price to Earning29.88X40.69X
Price to Book4.16X14.44X
Price to Sales3.88X17.81X
Revenue3.42B9.85B
Gross Profit2.15B21.75B
EBITDA850.7M1.41B
Net Income446.5M517.71M
Cash and Equivalents253.4M3.89B
Cash per Share2.10X5.17X
Total Debt2.63B7.36B
Debt to Equity81.20% 0.72%
Current Ratio1.19X3.30X
Book Value Per Share26.41X13.64X
Cash Flow from Operations375.54M1.25B
Short Ratio4.47X2.09X
Earnings Per Share3.68X2.30X
Price to Earnings To Growth10.92X1.22X
Number of Employees11.2K10.67K
Beta1.480.34
Market Capitalization13.25B29.78B
Total Asset1.51B126.86B
Retained Earnings4.15B38.24B
Working Capital(142.3M)3.58B
Current Asset285.6M36.8B
   Acquisition by James Griggs of 3705 shares of Equifax subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Equifax Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Equifax has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
Over 92.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies

Latest Analysts View

Equifax Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price110.00
Target Mean Price115.80
Recommendation Mean2.30
Target High Price137.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions15
Target Low Price100.00
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