EFX - Equifax Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-1.14 (-0.83%)
At close: 4:01PM EST
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Previous Close137.66
Bid136.60 x 800
Ask144.44 x 900
Day's Range136.41 - 137.75
52 Week Range88.68 - 148.59
Avg. Volume798,673
Market Cap17B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.20
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-3.17
Earnings DateFeb 18, 2020 - Feb 24, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield1.56 (1.13%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-11-21
1y Target Est146.00
  • How to Prevent a Data Breach

    How to Prevent a Data Breach

    Oct.30 -- Equifax Chief Information Security Officer Jamil Farshchi, CrowdStrike Co-Founder and CEO George Kurtz and Shevirah Founder and Chief Technology Officer Georgia Weidman sit down with Bloomberg’s William Turton at Sooner Than You Think in Brooklyn.

  • PR Newswire

    Lendmark Financial Services Signs On To Use Equifax Solutions For More Customer Centricity

    In less than two years since launching Ignite as a one-stop data and analytics solutions suite, Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) has witnessed institutions – from subprime lenders to retailers – improve outcomes with powerful business results. Long-time customer, Lendmark Financial Services, a consumer finance company specializing in providing a variety of personal loans, automobile loans, and retail merchant finance services, now uses Equifax Ignite® and InterConnect® solutions to better qualify and deliver meaningful customer offers, more accurately assess risk, and serve their customers in a more efficient way.

  • Equifax nears 'historic' data breach settlement that could cost up to $3.5B
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    Equifax nears 'historic' data breach settlement that could cost up to $3.5B

    The proposed settlement will cost the Atlanta-based credit bureau at least $1.38B, exceeding the value of all previous consumer data breach settlements combined, and as much as $3.5B.

  • Were Hedge Funds Right About Dumping Equifax Inc. (EFX)?
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  • Equifax (EFX) Up 0.2% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

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    Equifax (EFX) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • PR Newswire

    Equifax And Neustar Enter Into Agreement To Deliver Superior Segmentation Solutions For The Financial Services Industry

    ATLANTA and STERLING, Va., Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (EFX) and Neustar®, Inc., today announced a strategic agreement designed to deliver superior segmentation solutions to the financial services industry. This new relationship will bring together the unique data assets of both companies for offerings designed to meet the needs of financial services institutions. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA) have caused many financial services companies to eliminate protected class variables from all targeted marketing activities.

  • PR Newswire

    Equifax Extends Service Agreement With National Consumer Telecom and Utilities Exchange

    Equifax to Continue Management of NCTUE Database of Alternative Data Sources ATLANTA , Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  Equifax  Inc. (NYSE: EFX) has extended its long-standing relationship with the National ...

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  • Moody's

    Equifax Inc. -- Moody's says Equifax's proposed notes improves liquidity

    Moody's Investors Service said that Equifax Inc.'s plan to use the net proceeds from its proposed senior unsecured notes due 2024 to repay short term loans is a positive development because liquidity improves. For further information, please see the Equifax Inc. page at www.moodys.com. Equifax Inc. provides information solutions, employment and income verifications and human resources business process outsourcing services.

  • PR Newswire

    Equifax Enters Into Credit Bureau-Exclusive Relationship With Envestnet⼁Yodlee To Further Extend Alternative Data Leadership

    ATLANTA and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (EFX) and Envestnet | Yodlee (ENV) today announced a credit bureau-exclusive partnership that enables individuals to share real-time bank account information like balances, deposits and withdrawals to create a more robust personal financial picture. This relationship is an extension of Equifax leadership in alternative data, building on core data assets, recent acquisitions and the utility data partnership announced with Urjanet in September. Access to consumer-permissioned banking information from Envestnet | Yodlee further expands Equifax alternative data assets and empowers people to enhance their credit data as they establish themselves as strong candidates for loans and other services.

  • PR Newswire

    Equifax Board of Directors declares quarterly dividend

    ATLANTA , Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced that the Equifax Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share, payable on December 13, 2019 , to shareholders ...

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  • GlobeNewswire

    Carrie Russell Named President and General Manager of Equifax® Canada

    Equifax announced today that its Canadian business is now under the direction of Carrie Russell. Russell takes on the role of President and General Manager of Equifax Canada, following former President Lisa Nelson’s move to manage Equifax Australia. Previously, Russell was a senior executive at Canadian and global financial institutions and technology companies.

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  • PR Newswire

    Equifax And FICO Showcase Data Decisions Cloud Product Suite At FICO World 2019

    NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO WORLD 2019 -- Equifax Inc. (EFX) and FICO (FICO) showcased the jointly developed Data Decisions Cloud suite today at FICO® World 2019 in New York. The full suite demonstrated at the event included the cloud-based Data Decisions Connected Platform™ and two solutions that combine Equifax differentiated data and analytics management with FICO digital decisioning capabilities.

  • GlobeNewswire

    More Canadians Planning to Spend Less this Holiday Season

    In advance of Black Friday more than half of Canadians (55 per cent) say they will be spending less on holiday gifts this year, according to a recent survey* by Equifax Canada. This comes following Equifax Canada’s Q2 Consumer Credit Trends Report, which showed total debt per consumer rose by +1.9 per cent at the end of the second quarter in 2019. According to the survey, women were more likely to say they would be spending significantly less at 61 per cent versus 48 per cent of men.

  • PR Newswire

    Equifax Announces New Senior Leader For Global Consumer Business

    ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (EFX) has named Beverly Anderson president of Global Consumer Services (GCS), replacing Dann Adams who has announced his retirement. Anderson, an established financial services leader, is joining Equifax from Wells Fargo where she served as Executive Vice President, Cards and Retail Services.

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  • Did Equifax's (NYSE:EFX) Share Price Deserve to Gain 80%?
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  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of EFX earnings conference call or presentation 24-Oct-19 12:30pm GMT

    Q3 2019 Equifax Inc Earnings Call

  • PR Newswire

    Equifax Launches Multi-Dimensional Fraud Prevention Solution

    New Luminate™ Platform Combines Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics and Intelligent Orchestration to Help Mitigate Fraud ATLANTA , Oct. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax (NYSE: EFX) continues its industry ...

  • Bloomberg

    Do You Really Want the Government to Score Your Credit?

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The companies that gather information on U.S. consumers’ creditworthiness haven’t exactly covered themselves in glory of late. After losing the personal data of millions of Americans who never chose to do business with them, committing innumerable life-complicating errors and exploiting consumers’ fear of identity theft, they find themselves among the country’s most disliked enterprises.So it’s understandable that some people (most notably, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders) are pushing for a radical response: Nationalize the business.Bad idea.Credit reporting has a crucial role. It allows consumers to quickly and easily access a broad range of services, including bank accounts, loans and mobile-phone service. The trouble is, the credit bureaus get most of their revenue from businesses looking to assess potential customers, not from the people whose data they collect and sell. This gives them too little incentive to serve the latter — for example, by investing in the staff and systems needed to quickly resolve disputes or protect personal data.The 2017 data breach at Equifax Inc., which exposed the personal information of more than 145 million people, illustrates the problem perfectly. The company responded with a dysfunctional website and an offer of “free” credit monitoring, useful mainly for learning after the fact that one’s identity has been stolen. The industry sought to turn consumers’ fears into a profit opportunity, charging an estimated $1.4 billion for security “freezes” — which prevent new accounts from being opened in a person’s name — before Congress stepped in to make the freezes free. Undaunted, the companies then sought to steer consumers into paid services such as credit “locks,” which are similar to freezes but provide less legal protection.Policy makers do need to intervene. This year’s Equifax settlement, which included only meager compensation (more credit monitoring!) and limited reform, certainly doesn’t suffice. Then why not simply shut down the private credit-reporting industry and replace it with a government-run credit registry, housed in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?A certain kind of government registry might in fact be useful. In Europe, they’re common — but they typically work alongside the private credit-reporting companies, monitoring banks and consumer finances for excessive leverage or dangerous concentrations of debt. In the U.S., a properly designed registry could play a similar role, and possibly create some salutary competitive pressure — for example, by offering an alternative to consumers who can’t get the private credit bureaus to correct their files.But simply nationalizing the whole business isn’t the answer. Yes, the bureaus strive mainly to serve the businesses that are their primary customers. But those very efforts — for example, developing better models to assess creditworthiness and finding ways to produce credit scores for as many people as possible — can promote the financial inclusion that the bureaus’ critics advocate. As anyone who has ever interacted with the Internal Revenue Service knows, the government is unlikely to be better when it comes to customer service. Ditto data security — the IRS has been hacked, too.A better approach, then, would be to fix the private industry’s incentives. Here’s how:Require the credit bureaus to get consumers’ permission before disseminating their data. In effect, the security freeze would become the default option, offering people a chance to check and correct their information, and giving the companies a reason to actually help them. Make the bureaus more responsible for the accuracy of the information they sell. All too often, they merely refer consumers with disputes to the companies from which they collect payment data. Instead, they should help bear the burden of getting it right. Consumers should be able to appeal their decisions, and if the bureaus can’t vouch for their findings, they should take them down. Set higher technical requirements for data accuracy, privacy and security. In the realm of security, for example, both the government and nonprofit organizations have established standards that regulators could use to assess quality and compliance. Empower consumers to obtain injunctive relief when suing the credit bureaus. This would allow courts to compel the companies and their data furnishers to fix their bad information, rather than merely imposing financial penalties.Legislators have drafted bills that would make many of these changes. If the credit-reporting bureaus want to head off the threat of nationalization, they should welcome such reasonable reforms and get on with regaining the trust of the people whose data they manage.\--Editors: Mark Whitehouse, Clive Crook.To contact the senior editor responsible for Bloomberg Opinion’s editorials: David Shipley at davidshipley@bloomberg.net, .Editorials are written by the Bloomberg Opinion editorial board.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Stock Market News for Oct 24, 2019

    Stock Market News for Oct 24, 2019

    U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday despite weak earnings results declared by some corporate behemoths.