|Bid||82.50 x 800|
|Ask||115.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||109.15 - 110.52|
|52 Week Range||88.68 - 138.69|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||29.71|
|Earnings Date||Feb 27, 2019 - Mar 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.56 (1.43%)|
|1y Target Est||115.80|
Credit rating organisations are the unholy trinity — immortal, invisible but not always wise. The average consumer might not have heard of Experian , Equifax and TransUnion , but these companies can see ...
Yelp shares popped after the company released its fourth quarter 2018 earnings that handily beat analyst expectations and announced an expanded share buyback program. The board approved a $500 million share buyback program, which is double its previous authorization. Yelp also announced three new members of its board, effective March 1.
Equifax's data breach on Sept. 7, 2017, stunned markets and American consumers, but the data has disappeared. CNBC talked to intelligence officials, dark web data "hunters" and Equifax to learn where they think it's gone and what it's being used for.
Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio), the co-CEO of Markel Corp., disclosed four new positions in his fourth-quarter 2018 portfolio, which was released last week. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with SHW. Gayner also maintains a margin of safety within the investment portfolio and believes that since a stock is part of a business, it is worth what the present value of future cash flows are.
John D. Rockefeller is reputed to have said, "The only thing that gives me pleasure is to see my dividends coming in." Income investors hopefully lead fuller emotional lives than the richest American who ever lived, but they, like Rockefeller, should understand the long-term power of dividends.Just have a look at the best stocks of the past half-century. In every case but one - which is a very special case, indeed - dividend income was critical to generating superior returns over the long haul.S&P; Dow Jones Indices recently published a list of the 25 stocks in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index that generated the best returns over the past 50 years. By price appreciation alone, many of these stocks delivered underwhelming annualized returns. On a total-return basis (price appreciation plus dividends), however, these stocks blew away the broader market. Over the last 50 years, the S&P; 500 generated an annualized return including dividends of 9.5%. That's peanuts compared to the returns generated by the best stocks of the past half-century.Have a look at the best stocks of the past 50 years and you'll see that unless they're Warren Buffett (hint, hint), long-term investors should probably covet dividends like a Rockefeller. SEE ALSO: 101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is coming to Georgia, making her the first in a growing list of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates likely to campaign in Georgia.
Equifax Inc NYSE:EFXView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is moderate and increasing Bearish sentimentShort interest | NeutralShort interest is moderate for EFX with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. This represents an increase in short interest as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices added to their short positions on January 24. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding EFX totaled $18.41 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Industrials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Cyber Daily: Can You Explain Why It Took So Long to Reveal That Security Problem? Inc. handled the discovery of a bug in its FaceTime app that allows users to spy on each other. Regulators are taking more interest in why some companies reveal cybersecurity problems quickly and others seem to wait.
Why Symantec Stock Rose ~9% on February 1(Continued from Prior Part)Symantec’s third-quarter revenueSymantec (SYMC) topped its revenue estimates in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and grew slightly from the previous year’s quarter. Its revenue
Equifax has hired an executive from Global Payments to fill the role previously occupied by its interim CEO.
ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (EFX), a global information solutions company, announced today that it will provide a free credit report service to consumers employed by the federal government who were impacted by the partial shutdown. The free credit report service, available here, enables consumers to access their Equifax credit report at no charge and is in addition to the free credit report consumers may obtain every 12 months by visiting annualcreditreport.com (ACR.com).
Sid Singh joins Equifax as President of United States Information Solutions replacing Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. ATLANTA , Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) has named Sid Singh president ...
CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 01, 2019 -- Enerflex Ltd. (TSX:EFX) (“Enerflex” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of products and services to the global energy industry, will.
[Editor's Note: The story "9 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Every Investor" was originally published December 2017. It has since been republished and updated to reflect new information. We believe the stock picks in this article are still relevant to dividend-picking strategies today.] No matter where we are in the cycle, it's always good to remind ourselves of what worked and what didn't. In 2017 Wall Street forecasted a rough year but ended with quite the opposite happening. Benchmark indices hit all-time records, while most sectors witnessed tremendous optimism. In 2018, the long-running bull market took a breather as investors switched from risk-on to risk-off. Occasionally, inferior investment strategies are masked by secular bullishness. 2019 may not be as forgiving, which is why I'm recommending investors to get selective. Fortunately, with dividend stocks, you don't have to feel pressured into always picking winners. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips At its core, choosing the right dividend stocks to buy is about options. Although picking high-flying growth companies is a sexier endeavor, it isn't always the smartest. With passive-income yielding firms, you get the potential for making capital gains, and also residual payouts to bolster your position. During a down period, dividends can also help you ride out the storm. But don't mistake these yields as "boring" strategies. Like any investment class, you can dial up the risk for the chance of greater rewards. This is why picking the most appropriate dividends stocks to buy is so important: no one knows your investment style better than you! * 10 High-Yield Monthly Dividend Stocks 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. Source: Shutterstock ### Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Current Dividend Yield: 2.7% If you love stable dividend stocks, you love Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). It is the powerhouse brands of powerhouse brands. Better yet, JNJ is levered toward the ultimate in secular industries: healthcare. Separated among consumer-level products, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, JNJ is one of the most respected companies in the world. Currently, Johnson & Johnson's dividend yield is 2.7%. Considering the strength of its global business, that dividend is rock solid. But what people may not immediately appreciate is that JNJ can also surprise people in the capital markets. For instance, year-to-date, shares are up over 21%. To put that into perspective, the benchmark SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) is just under 18%. Critically for the conservative investor, JNJ rarely loses. Between 1970 to the end of 2016, annual returns average almost 15%. Moreover, JNJ only hit red ink 13 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! Source: Shutterstock ### Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Current Dividend Yield: 3.68% 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. 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've even made the argument that Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) -- yes, that Equifax -- will be forgiven. As cynical as it may sound, what good will being angry do for any of us? It stinks that the ultra-rich get away with bloody murder. From a financial perspective, though, WFC is an opportunity. Despite giving long-term holders seasickness, WFC stayed the course. If the current positive momentum remains, shares will end the year in the black. Wells Fargo isn't going anywhere. * 3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy That Beat Back Inflation Most importantly, WFC spits out the biggest dividend yield among the "big four" at nearly 3.7%. That may be the price of forgiveness! Source: Shutterstock ### Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Current Dividend Yield: 4.53% Again, on the surface level, Exxon Mobil Corporation (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. But the flipside 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. As a conservative investor, you can buy that 4.53% yield with confidence. Source: Shutterstock ### Duke Energy Corp (DUK) Current Dividend Yield: 4.2% If you're a real numbers guy, you'll want to pay attention to Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK). Based on a quantitative model that our own Louis Navellier developed, DUK is one of the best dividend stocks to buy right now. Mixing in commonly-used metrics (ie. earnings momentum) as well propriety methods, DUK appears primed for a stellar new year. 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% should its technical momentum hold. 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, instead focusing on natural gas and cleaner energy sources. * 5 Dividend Stocks to Help You Through the Market's Mayhem Currently, DUK stock yields slightly more than 4%. Although slightly riskier than your conservative dividend play, Duke Energy has the right balance between stability and income. Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr ### AT&T Inc. (T) Current Dividend Yield: 6.82% 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. In the past year, T stock dropped like a rock, currently down 21.6%. Although you have to have a short memory in the investment markets, I took the AT&T's implosion personally. Investment-performance aggregator TipRanks honored me with "top blogger" status and used my bullishness toward T stock in their feature article. Unfortunately, Wall Street had other plans and took my blue-chip baby down. No matter. Keep in mind that between 1984 through 2016, AT&T's annual returns average more than 13%. More importantly, during this time, T stock has only lost eight times out of 33. When this year is over, the statistic will likely be nine times out of 34. Even in that case, AT&T is a winner 73.5% 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 6.82% dividend yield! Source: sima dimitric via Flickr ### Welltower Inc (WELL) Current Dividend Yield: 4.49% I cannot wait for the current batch of young millennials to turn 40. Each generation has its fair share of youthful idiocy; however, I think millennials, particularly those in their mid-twenties, take the cake. The way that so many of them conduct themselves, you'd think that they honestly believe they will never age. The news flash that everyone else knows instinctively is that time stops for no one. With that harsh reality in mind, I bring to you Welltower Inc (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 that sees no use for Welltower, you still might put your parents into one of their centers. 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. In the trailing ten years, shares have gained nearly 48%. * 10 Best Consumer Stocks to Buy in 2019 Of course, we can't forget the dividend yields, which for WELL stands at 4.49%. Source: Shutterstock ### Blackstone Group LP (BX) Current Dividend Yield: 7.17% Moving on to the speculative side of dividend stocks, we have Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX). If you were to simply assess BX based on this year's performance alone, Blackstone wouldn't seem at all risky. On a YTD basis, BX gained nearly 11%, making it a solid performer. Typically, strong capital returns and high yields don't go together. With a dividend yield of 7.2%, 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. For conservative-leaning voters, Blackstone has troubling ties to key Democrats. Additionally, BX is a "make money at any cost" type of organization. Their profiteering activities in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) amid its "Blackfish" controversy is a perfect example. But hey, who said Wall Street was a friendly place? Source: Shutterstock ### Kimco Realty Corp (KIM) Current Dividend Yield: 6.6% 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.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)? The flipside to this argument is that some retail sectors that Amazon has trouble impacting exist. 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 Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) and Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY). A retail REIT that focuses on strong brands just might have a chance, hence Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM). KIM features multiple properties running highly demanded store brands. Moreover, a good chunk of their properties are located in lucrative markets. * 7 Sector ETFs to Buy for 2019 and Beyond Will it be enough to overcome the risk to the entire sector? I'm not so sure, which helps explain Kimco's 6.6% dividend yield. If you're a believer, KIM stock gives you a solid opportunity. Source: Anders Jilden via Unsplash ### Sotherly Hotels Inc (SOHO) Current Dividend Yield: 7.53% 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. A 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 Inc (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 7.53% 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 * 5 Machine-Learning Stocks to Buy for a Smarter Portfolio * 10 Stocks to Sell in February * 10 Triple-A Stocks to Buy in February Compare Brokers The post 9 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Every Investor appeared first on InvestorPlace.
ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study finds that banks can sideline disruption and achieve customer growth with better data utilization. The commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Equifax, aimed to evaluate the fragmenting value chain in the banking industry and to provide guidance for banks on remaining competitive amid growing competition and quickly changing consumer expectations. While roughly one-third of companies are collecting customer data from common engagement channels, such as general transaction history, customer service data, or online banking activity, less than 50 percent of banking providers are actually using this data to better understand customers and create more relevant experiences.
ATLANTA, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Data-driven Marketing (DDM), the marketing data, analytics and technology solutions capability of Equifax Inc. (EFX), today released its initial list of "Trends to Watch in Data-driven Marketing" for 2019. Equifax DDM General Manager Mykolas Rambus provided the outlook coming out of AdExchanger's Industry Preview event in New York City to help business leaders shape their marketing approach and investment decisions.
In late 2017, the credit-reporting company revealed that hackers had stolen the personal data of more than 145 million people — including Social Security numbers, addresses, and in some cases even credit-card details. Authorities have neither sanctioned Equifax nor addressed the deeper industry-wide flaws that the incident exposed. It’s an omission that Congress must correct.
In the last six months of 2018, two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies downloaded a vulnerable version of Apache Struts, the same vulnerable server software that was used by hackers to steal the personal data on close to 150 million consumers, according to data shared by Sonatype, an open-source automation firm. Sonatype wouldn't name the Fortune 100 firms that had downloaded the vulnerable software, nor was it clear what the software was used for. Sonatype's technology monitors millions of open-source commits per day, Sonatype’s chief executive Wayne Jackson told TechCrunch last year.
"This data breach is unprecedented – it affected almost half of the entire American population," notes U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. in his Jan. 28 orders.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (EFX), a global information solutions company, announced today it is joining forces with DealerPolicy to help automotive dealerships enable digital retailing through a more streamlined car buying experience that saves car buyers and automotive retailers time. According to Cox Automotive's 2018 Car Buyer Journey Study, fewer than half of consumers are happy with the average three-hour transaction time at the dealership today.
The study found that universally both franchise and independent dealers want to predict and understand consumer behavior by enabling early engagement online, and leveraging consumer information (trade/buying habits) to help power the consumer purchase. Both dealers and lenders across the credit spectrum want to engage ahead of the showroom through more guided marketing to better match customers with vehicles during the research process, and ensure the right inventory when the customer arrives at the dealership.