|Bid||145.08 x 800|
|Ask||145.22 x 900|
|Day's Range||144.05 - 146.13|
|52 Week Range||88.68 - 148.59|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.38|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Oct 23, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.56 (1.08%)|
|1y Target Est||142.94|
A class action lawsuit filed in January 2019 claims Equifax used "admin" as both password and username for a portal with sensitive information.
Equifax (EFX) third-quarter 2019 revenues are likely to have benefited from strength across each of its segments - USIS, International, Global Consumer Solutions and Workforce Solutions.
Equifax (EFX) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
ATLANTA , Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) will release its financial results for the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, 2019 in a news release to be issued on Oct. 23 after market ...
Equifax (EFX) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.
The Association of Corporate Counsel last year heralded the start of the "Age of the Chief Legal Officer."
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Equifax® Canada Co. and M3 Group, today announced the first-ever partnership of its kind in Canada designed to drive faster mortgage credit decisions for consumers by automating employment and income verification. The enhanced partnership builds on Equifax and M3’s efforts to accelerate the “speed to yes” for mortgage brokers and consumers by transforming the way employment and income is verified by lenders. The integration of Equifax’s Verification Exchange™ database within M3’s industry-leading MortgageBOSS platform will accelerate the process for lenders and provide quicker and easier access to products for consumers.
The move is an attempt by Equifax (EFX) to strengthen and expand its offerings by utilizing its strong position in data analytics, credit, identity and income verification.
ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax (EFX) and the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity are convening global experts to discuss cybersecurity at the company's headquarters. The focus of the two-day workshop is for leading academics, government and law enforcement officials, public sector representatives, and security professionals to explore how Artificial Intelligence has the potential to change the dynamics of cybersecurity in the near future. This workshop is part of the Future Series: Cybercrime 2025 project, and it is the first of a series of workshops being organized by the Centre for Cybersecurity and its partners.
Relationship Designed to Improve Speed to Market for Banks, Specialty Financing Firms and FinTech Startups PLEASANT GROVE, Utah and ATLANTA , Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alchemy Technology Inc. and ...
New, Enhanced Version of AD&Co Credit Model to Leverage Trended Credit Data from Equifax NEW YORK and ATLANTA , Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc . (AD&Co) and Equifax Inc. (NYSE: ...
ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (EFX) and Urjanet today announced a global partnership that empowers consumers and businesses to share their payment data from thousands of utility, telecom and cable providers worldwide for a more complete picture of individual payment history, easier identity verification and the potential for better access to credit. This partnership builds on Equifax's leadership in alternative data, using the Urjanet Utility Data Platform to incorporate consumer-permissioned data into the Equifax differentiated data approach.
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2019 -- Equifax® Canada’s report on Canadian consumer credit in Q2 shows some cooling after a very active Q1 performance. Total debt per consumer rose by 1.9.
IBM is out with its newest mainframe - z15. Yahoo Finance sat down with Tom Rosamilia, the Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Chairman of IBM North America to hear how it'll change the industry.
[Editor's note: "9 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Every Investor" was previously published in July 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.]No matter where we are in the economic cycle, it's always good to remind ourselves of what worked and what didn't. In 2017, Wall Street forecast a rough yea,r but quite the opposite happened. Benchmark indices hit all-time records, while investors ended up being upbeat about most sectors.In 2018, the long-running bull market took a breather as investors switched from risk-on to risk-off.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis year so far has only been a little forgiving and that might not last, which is why I recommend that investors get selective. Fortunately, with dividend stocks, investors don't have to feel pressured to always pick winners. * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now Although picking high-flying growth companies is a sexier endeavor, they aren't always the smartest stocks to buy. With passive-income yielding firms, you get the potential to make capital gains and obtain residual payouts to bolster your position. During a down period, dividends can also help you ride out the storm.But don't mistake benefiting from these yields as "boring" strategies. As with any asset class, you can dial up the risk for the chance of greater rewards.. No one knows your investment style better than you!The following ideas are broken down into three sections: stable, mid-level and high-yield (speculative). Each section has something to offer, depending on how much risk you're willing to take. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)Current Dividend Yield: 2.9%If you love stable dividend stocks, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is one of the best dividend stocks to buy. It is the powerhouse brand of powerhouse brands. Better yet, JNJ is levered toward the ultimate in non-cyclical industries: healthcare. Selling consumer-level products, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, JNJ is one of the most respected companies in the world.Source: Shutterstock Currently, Johnson & Johnson's dividend yield is 2.9%. But what people may not immediately appreciate is that JNJ can also surprise people in the capital markets. For instance, since mid-2015, shares are up nearly 40%.Critically for conservative investors, JNJ rarely loses. Between 1970 to the end of 2018, annual returns average almost 15%. Moreover, JNJ only hit red ink 14 times, meaning that 72% of the time, you can expect shares to win.In our business, that's as close to a sure thing as you're gonna get! Wells Fargo (WFC)Current Dividend Yield: 4.22%I'll admit that I wasn't thrilled about putting Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) into my dividend stocks to buy list. You'll recall that WFC was embroiled in a major controversy that shocked the entire financial and business community. Essentially, the banking giant admitted to creating more than two million fake accounts to meet ambitious sales targets.Source: Shutterstock It made me sick and I'm not the only one. But eventually, people get over this stuff, perhaps resigned to the fact that the major conglomerates always win. I even made the argument that Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) -- yes, that Equifax -- would be forgiven. * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now As cynical as it may sound, what good will being angry do for any of us? Today Equifax is just around a few percent off its pre-scandal highs, and Wells Fargo is now above its pre-scandal highs.It stinks that the ultra-rich get away with bloody murder. From a financial perspective, though, WFC is an opportunity. It's slowly making recovery inroads. Most important, WFC spits out the biggest dividend yield among the "big four" at more than 4%. That may be the price of forgiveness! Exxon Mobil (XOM)Current Dividend Yield: 4.84%Again, on the surface level, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) is a strange name to put on a "best dividend stocks" list. Energy is hardly the most consistent sector. More to the point, XOM has been on the wrong end of a market shake-up. Since the oil collapse of 2014, XOM has at best been treading water against prior highs.Source: Shutterstock But the flip side to this bearish argument is that in practical ways, energy is the most consistent sector possible. When people hit the switch, they expect the lights to turn on. Similarly, when they go to the gasoline station, they expect to fill their tanks. Without XOM and its ilk, none of these things would occur. A societal breakdown could commence.In all seriousness, investors should be encouraged by Exxon Mobil's response to the oil market downturn. They and the remaining survivors have revamped their operations and rid themselves of unproductive assets. Today, XOM and the oil community are leaner, meaner, and better prepared for whatever lies ahead.In other words, XOM has proven its resilience, adding another 5.5% since the beginning of the year. As a conservative investor, you can buy that 4.8% yield with confidence. Duke Energy (DUK)Current Dividend Yield: 4%If you're a real numbers person, you'll want to pay attention to Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK). Based on a quantitative model that our own Louis Navellier developed, DUK is one of the best dividend stocks to buy. Mixing in commonly-used metrics (ie. earnings momentum) as well propriety methods, DUK appears primed for a stellar new year.Source: Shutterstock I prefer to keep it simple if there's no real need to complicate things. Here's what I'm looking at: Since the tech bubble and the 2008 financial crisis, DUK has steadily rewarded investors with few hiccups. This year, DUK is set to return more than 13% if its yield and price stay at their current levels for the rest of 2019.All indications suggest that Duke Energy can keep the good times flowing into next year. As it stands, the company is the seventh-largest electric utility company in the U.S. Furthermore, management has retired many of its coal power plants, focusing instead on natural gas and cleaner energy sources. * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now Currently, DUK stock yields 4%. Although slightly riskier than your conservative dividend play, Duke Energy has the right balance between stability and income. AT&T (T)Current Dividend Yield: 5.3%I have to say that AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) disappointed me this year in the capital markets. Typically, AT&T is like clockwork, more often than not, you know what you're getting. This year was the anomaly.Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrT stock dropped like a rock last year but managed to recover its losses and then some, adding nearly 36% so far this year.Keep in mind that between 1984 through 2016, AT&T's annual returns average more than 13%. During this time, T stock has only lost eight times out of 33. AT&T has been a winner almost 75% of the time.Like the aforementioned JNJ, at this rate, T stock is practically a sure thing. The only difference is the reward. AT&T offers a whopping 5.3% dividend yield! Welltower Inc (WELL)Current Dividend Yield: 3.97%It's always a little amusing to see a generation come of age. The news flash that everyone else knows instinctively is that time stops for no one; "youth is wasted on the young."Source: sima dimitric via FlickrWith that harsh reality in mind, I bring to you Welltower (NYSE:WELL). WELL stock is a real estate investment trust specializing in senior care and facilities. Even if you're one of the young millennials who see no use for Welltower, you still might put your parents into one of their centers. * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now Joking aside, I can think of no other business where revenues are virtually guaranteed, save for a funeral home. Although Welltower's market performance has been a little choppy, in the long haul, Welltower has been a steady investment.Of course, we can't forget the dividend yields, which for WELL stands at nearly 4%. Blackstone Group (BX)Current Dividend Yield: 4.1%Moving on to the speculative side of dividend stocks, we have Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX). If you were to simply assess BX based on this year's performance alone, Blackstone wouldn't seem at all risky. In 2019, BX has gained 69% (excluding dividends) making it a solid performer.Source: Shutterstock Typically, strong capital returns and high yields don't go together. With a dividend yield of 4%, Blackstone's passive income is right around the same as an average mutual fund. So what gives?Let's just say that BX will probably never make the list of best "feel good" stocks. The financial firm has been involved in a number of controversies, ranging from scandalous real-estate practices to shadow banking. It's really one of those profit-at-all-costs kind of companies. But hey, who said Wall Street was a friendly place? Kimco Realty Corp (KIM)Current Dividend Yield: 5.55%I will tell you straight up that anything involving brick-and-mortar retail is a risky game. Earlier this year, I cautioned my readers about investing in retail REITs. With overall declining foot-traffic, the physical retail space doesn't have the appeal it once did. Of course, the most important factor is e-commerce. Why sit in traffic and wait in lines when you can shop conveniently at Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN)?Source: Shutterstock The flip side to this argument is that there are some retail sectors that Amazon has trouble ousting. For instance, most people find it more convenient to size their clothing at a physical apparel shop than guessing online.In addition, some store brands offer better pricing or a better experience than Amazon. Think Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Costco (NASDAQ:COST) and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY). * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now A retail REIT that focuses on strong brands just might have a chance, hence Kimco (NYSE:KIM). KIM features multiple properties running highly demanded store brands. Moreover, a good chunk of their properties are located in lucrative markets.Will it be enough to overcome the risk to the entire sector? I'm not so sure, which helps explain Kimco's 5.55% dividend yield. If you're a believer, KIM stock gives you a solid opportunity. Sotherly Hotels Inc (SOHO)Current Dividend Yield: 7.77%Thanks to the abundance of consumer-level technologies, traditional industries face obsolescence. A decade ago, if you needed to go to the airport, you essentially had to call a cab. Now, with ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft, you can request a similar service conveniently through your smartphone.Source: Anders Jilden via UnsplashA similar upheaval may occur in the hotel industry, thanks to apps like Airbnb. To survive in this rough-and-tumble sector, you need a fresh approach. Sotherly Hotels (NASDAQ:SOHO) just might have the magic formula. Centered largely in the southern region of the U.S., SOHO provides an authentic, unique experience for its guests.Apparently, most millennials want brands to be more authentic, and that fits SOHO to a T. Visit any of their locations, and you feel like a welcomed member of a community, not some room number. Plus, former NFL star Herschel Walker sits on the board of directors. That's just downright awesome!But will any of this matter for investors? Again, it's a tough call given so many changes in the hospitality and services sector. Still, with a 7.77% dividend yield, SOHO is worth a second look.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Battered Tech Stocks to Buy Now * 7 Strong-Buy Stocks Hedge Funds Are Buying Now * The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy The post 9 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Every Investor appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The $700 million settlement they’re owed comes with some strings attached, a settlement administrator said this month. The settlement, unveiled in July, offers the 147 million consumers affected by the massive 2017 breach a choice between 10 years of free credit monitoring or $125 in cash.
According to a recent Equifax survey on mortgage fraud, nearly 23 per cent of millennials believe it’s acceptable to inflate your annual income when applying for a mortgage. This is nearly double the percentage of the general population (12 per cent) that was asked the same question. Mortgage fraud is defined as when someone – you, a mortgage broker or agent, a real estate agent or a lawyer – misrepresents, lies or exaggerates information to obtain a mortgage that would not have been granted if the truth had been told.
“Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy. “He hurt a lot of people,” Wyden told Portland’s Willamette Weekly newspaper in an interview published last week. Wyden introduced a bill in 2018 that would give the Federal Trade Commission expanded powers to punish companies that violate consumers’ data privacy, including steep fines and potential prison time for executives.
Now, one of the startups that's building tools to help consumers better cope with that is announcing a round of funding and plans for an IPO -- signs of the demand for its services, and its success to date. Credit Sesame -- which lets consumers check their credit scores and evaluate options to rebalance existing debts and loans to improve that score and thus their overall "financial health," in the words of CEO and founder Adrian Nazari -- has raised $43 million. With the company already profitable and growing revenues 90% each year for the last five, Nazari said that this round is likely to be the last round the company raises before it goes public.