Dividend Growth of Equifax, Inc.(EFX)

Equifax(EFX) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.01% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1.32. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.33. Equifax has a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.3% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1.32. Equifax(EFX) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 9, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.39. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $1.56. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.2%. Equifax(EFX) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.24 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.26. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Equifax(EFX) is at the rate of 15.4% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.96. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.1% or 0.13 points. After the session commenced at $130.1, the stock reached the higher end at $130.65 while it hit a low of $128.78. With the volume soaring to 674,906 shares, the last trade was called at $129.93. The company has a 52-week high of $136.97. The company has a market cap of $15,579 million and there are 119,900,000 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $97.605. Shares of Equifax Inc. rose by 1.4% in the last five trading days and 8.04% for the last 4 weeks. Equifax Inc. is up 10.27% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 9.9%.

Currently the company Insiders own 2.01% of Equifax, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -7.6% . Institutional Investors own 86.41% of Equifax, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -8.25%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 30, 2016, Rodolfo O Ploder (Pres-Wkf Sols) sold 3,341 shares at 119.74 per share price.On Nov 16, 2016, G. Thomas Hough (director) purchased 1,000 shares at 113.91 per share price.On Nov 8, 2016, J Dann Adams (Pres-Gbl Cons Sols) sold 434 shares at 125.00 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Feb 10, 2017 to Buy, Raises Price Target to $ 144 from a previous price target of $131 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Feb 10, 2017 to Overweight, Raises Price Target to $ 150 from a previous price target of $140 .Equifax was Downgraded by Goldman to Sell on Jan 20, 2017. Equifax was Downgraded by Morgan Stanley to Equal-Weight on Jan 18, 2017. Equifax was Upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Dec 5, 2016 to Outperform, Lowers Price Target to $ 130 from a previous price target of $135 .

Equifax Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Oct 26, 2016. The company reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.08. Analyst had a consensus of $1.36. The company had revenue of $804.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $801.30 million. The companys revenue was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.14 EPS.

Equifax is one of the leaders in facilitating and securing commerce by bringing buyers and sellers together world-wide through information, transaction processing and Internet businesses. Global operations include consumer and commercial credit information services, credit card marketing and processing services, check guarantee and authorization, software, modeling, database management, marketing solutions, analytics, direct to consumer services, and Internet identity verification and digital certificate services.

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