|Bid||119.3900 x 1300|
|Ask||128.2200 x 800|
|Day's Range||126.2909 - 127.4100|
|52 Week Range||89.5900 - 147.0200|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||29.42|
|Earnings Date||Jul 24, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.56 (1.21%)|
|1y Target Est||128.77|
ATLANTA , July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc, (NYSE: EFX) a global information solutions company, announced today that it has acquired DataX, Ltd, a leading specialty finance credit reporting agency ...
To be sure, carpet bombing works well at certain stages of the stock market’s cycle, particularly when prices are rising strongly and individual stocks’ correlations with the overall market are high. The newsletter at the top of my performance scoreboard for year-to-date performance — The Turnaround Letter, edited by George Putnam — expects the second half of this year to be more of the same. In the latest issue of his newsletter, Putnam forecasted that “2018 will produce about a 6% full-year return while exhibiting higher volatility than in recent years.” That translates into a 1.9% increase in the S&P 500 from current levels.
Nine months after its huge loss of consumer data, Equifax (NYSE:EFX) stock has recovered most of its loss and people have moved on. Since then, Equifax has given compensation to some of the most persistent victims while fighting others in court.
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A cybersecurity ETF has returned 31 percent since the Equifax data breach last year, double the return of the S&P 500. Companies in the fund include Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, FireEye, Juniper Networks, CyberArk Software, Symantec and Cisco. Gartner recently projected cybersecurity spending to climb 7 percent to $93 billion this year compared with $86.4 billion in 2017.
Last year Equifax Inc. discovered that it had suffered a massive data breach, and then waited a month before publicly disclosing that breach. In between the discovery and the disclosure, three senior executives—senior enough that they have to report their stock trading in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings—sold stock, avoiding losses when the stock fell after the disclosure.
If you have any passing interest in bitcoin, you’ll know that the virtual-currency market has seen better days. The original blockchain-reward token fell worryingly below the $6,000 mark recently, setting fears about additional selloffs. That said, I believe the current juncture offers a shrewd opportunity to consider alternative cryptocurrencies to buy.
From time to time Amazon.com Inc. will announce that it is going to start doing a thing, and the stocks of other companies that do the thing will drop on the assumption that Amazon will eat their lunch. Amazon, the reasoning goes, is big and smart and good and efficient at doing things, so it will probably be able to out-compete the incumbents. Also Amazon is strikingly good at training investors to allow it to do things without making money on them, so it can undercut the incumbents’ margins by just doing the thing for free.
A former manager at Equifax Inc. is facing civil and criminal insider-trading charges related to the credit-reporting company’s wide-reaching data breach last year. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu, who was a software engineering manager at Equifax, of trading on nonpublic information he received while creating a website for users affected by the breach. In addition to the civil charges from the SEC, Mr. Bonthu also faces criminal charges from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.
|Initiated||Bank of America: to Underperform||4/10/2018|
|Downgrade||Barclays: Overweight to Equal-Weight||12/14/2017|
|Downgrade||Stifel Nicolaus: Buy to Hold||11/13/2017|
|Initiated||Goldman Sachs: to Neutral||11/8/2017|
|Downgrade||RBC Capital: Outperform to Sector Perform||10/23/2017|
|Upgrade||Wells Fargo: Market Perform to Outperform||9/22/2017|
Industry: Business Services
Full Time Employees: 10,400
Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions. The USIS segment offers consumer and commercial information services, such as credit information and credit scoring, credit modeling and portfolio analytics, locate, fraud detection and prevention, identity verification, and other consulting; mortgage loan origination information; financial marketing; and identity management services. The International segment provides information service products, which include consumer and commercial services, such as credit and financial information, and credit scoring and modeling; and credit and other marketing products and services, as well as offers information, technology, and services to support debt collections and recovery management. The Workforce Solutions segment provides employment, income, and social security number verification services; and payroll-based transaction and employment tax management services. The Global Consumer Solutions segment offers credit information, credit monitoring, and identity theft protection products directly to consumers through the Internet and hard-copy formats. It serves customers in financial service, mortgage, employers, consumer, commercial, telecommunication, retail, automotive, utility, brokerage, healthcare, and insurance industries, as well as state and federal governments. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, the Republic of Ireland, Russia, India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Dubai. Equifax Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.