EFX - Equifax Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
137.30
-1.94 (-1.39%)
At close: 4:01PM EDT
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Previous Close139.24
Open140.52
Bid136.00 x 800
Ask137.80 x 800
Day's Range137.26 - 140.52
52 Week Range88.68 - 140.52
Volume505,348
Avg. Volume807,279
Market Cap16.589B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.43
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-2.88
Earnings DateJul 23, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.56 (1.12%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-23
1y Target Est127.50
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  • Equifax Nears $700 Million Settlement of Probes Into Data Breach
    Bloomberg4 hours ago

    Equifax Nears $700 Million Settlement of Probes Into Data Breach

    (Bloomberg) -- Equifax Inc. is poised to reach a roughly $700 million deal to settle investigations into its massive data breach, in line with what the credit-reporting company previously set aside for the incident, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.The agreement with authorities including the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general may be announced as soon as Monday, the person said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential talks. Spokesmen for the company and FTC declined to comment. The deal would also resolve a complaint from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dow Jones said in a report earlier on Friday.The agreement resolves almost two years of investigations into the massive breach that compromised some of the most sensitive information of about half the U.S. population. Disclosed in September 2017, it sparked outcries on Capitol Hill and among consumer advocates for more oversight of the three big credit-rating companies: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian Plc. At the time, Equifax’s stock lost more than a third of its value within days.Chief Executive Officer Mark Begor told analysts in May that a first-quarter charge of $690 million was tied to “outstanding litigation and potential fines” from the incident.Meanwhile, lawmakers have failed to act since the hack. At a hearing in February, Democrats and Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee criticized the industry, as Chairwoman Maxine Waters promised to tighten regulation.\--With assistance from Matthew Leising.To contact the reporter on this story: David McLaughlin in Washington at dmclaughlin9@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sara Forden at sforden@bloomberg.net, ;Michael J. Moore at mmoore55@bloomberg.net, Dan Reichl, David ScheerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S. data breach probes - WSJ
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S. data breach probes - WSJ

    Equifax will pay the amount to settle with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and most state attorneys general, the Journal reported. Equifax said it had no comment on the WSJ report.

  • Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S. data breach probes: WSJ
    Reuters5 hours ago

    Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S. data breach probes: WSJ

    Equifax will pay the amount to settle with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and most state attorneys general, the Journal reported. Equifax said it had no comment on the WSJ report.

  • TheStreet.com8 hours ago

    [video]Equifax Nearing $700 Million Settlement of 2017 Data Hack: Report

    Deal would resolve most federal and state claims over exposure of 150 million Social Security numbers.

  • PR Newswire2 days ago

    Equifax responds to the needs of real estate agents with Lead Accelerator™

    ATLANTA, July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Association of Realtors, seven in ten home buyers select the first real estate agent that connects with them. To help real estate agents quickly and intelligently connect with potential buyers, Equifax, a global data, analytics and technology company, today introduces Lead Accelerator™, a new solution designed specifically to help agents become the first contact for prospective home buyers.

  • GlobeNewswire2 days ago

    Equifax Canada Partners with Skills4Good

    Equifax Canada is pleased to partner with Skills4Good (formerly B3 Canada) to provide emerging leaders from Equifax with an experiential leadership opportunity for professional growth through community building. “This is a unique opportunity for us to develop our talented employees while giving back to the communities in which we live and work,” said Lisa Nelson, President of Equifax Canada. “Skills4Good is thrilled to have Equifax Canada as a new client partner,” said Josephine Victoria Yam, CEO & Co-Founder of Skills4Good.

  • Facebook Crypto Plan Draws Fresh Fury From House Democrats
    Bloomberg3 days ago

    Facebook Crypto Plan Draws Fresh Fury From House Democrats

    (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. took a beating for a second straight day over its controversial cryptocurrency plans as Democratic lawmakers argued the proposal posed vast privacy and national security risks.At a Wednesday hearing before the House Financial Services Committee, Chairwoman Maxine Waters compared Facebook to Wells Fargo & Co. and Equifax Inc., two scandal ridden companies that have come under scrutiny for harming consumers. If Facebook issues its Libra token, she added, the company will “wield immense power that could disrupt” governments and central banks.California’s Waters and other committee Democrats have crafted legislation to bar the company from proceeding with the coin until it can be properly vetted. In his testimony, Facebook executive David Marcus reiterated that the company won’t go ahead ahead with the cryptocurrency until regulators and governments across the world are satisfied. Democrats, however, were unmoved.Still, Marcus found more friends in the House than he did Tuesday in front of the Senate Banking Committee, giving some hope that Facebook could weather the political storm it unleashed a few weeks ago when it announced its Libra plans. One Republican on the financial services panel called the digital money idea brilliant, while others said they worried their Democratic colleagues were trying to stifle progress and thwart vital financial technology.“Washington must go beyond the hype and ensure that it’s not the place where innovation goes to die,” said Representative Patrick McHenry, the panel’s highest-ranking Republican. While saying he was appropriately skeptical of Facebook’s proposal, North Carolina’s McHenry urged lawmakers to move beyond making the company a political whipping boy.@RepMaxineWaters says of Facebook, and its plan to launch Libra Watch LIVE https://t.co/fdm5CaESeG— Beth Ponsot (@bponsot) July 17, 2019 “Change is here. Digital currencies exist,” he said. “And Facebook’s entry in this new world is just confirmation.”Read More: Big Tech Is Taking a Bipartisan Beating All Over WashingtonIt hasn’t been an easy few weeks for Facebook and its cryptocurrency project. Ahead of its Capitol Hill grillings, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to lambaste Libra, while Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that the company would have a tough time satisfying a slew of regulatory issues.A parade of senators from both parties criticized Facebook at Tuesday’s Senate Banking hearing, saying the company can’t be trusted to handle consumers’ financial transactions. Much of the day focused on Facebook’s missteps involving privacy breaches and allowing Russian propaganda designed to influence the 2016 presidential election on its platform.Despite the outcry, it would be difficult for Congress to block Facebook’s plans. U.S. lawmakers haven’t passed any significant laws on cryptocurrencies, and no federal agency has established itself as the primary overseer for virtual coins. At least half a dozen regulators including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and parts of the Treasury Department have claimed some turf.Read More: Why Everybody (Almost) Hates Facebook’s Digital CoinIn his House testimony Wednesday, Marcus again said the company knew it was only “at the beginning of this journey” and was eager to get input from governments, central banks and others across the globe. The digital money operations are being headquartered in Switzerland.“We expect the review of Libra to be among the most extensive ever,” he said. “We are fully committed to working with regulators here and around the world.”But his refusal to agree to the moratorium proposed by Democrats, or even a pilot program that would test how Libra functions before a full-scale launch, enraged Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat whose constituency includes many Wall Street bankers. “You’ve breached the trust of users over and over again,” she said, adding that lawmakers should consider halting the project.Under questioning, Marcus alluded to the regulatory gray area that its digital coin could occupy.He told the panel that Facebook doesn’t consider the token to be a security or an exchange-traded fund, meaning it would not be regulated by the SEC. And though he said Libra may be seen as a commodity under current law, its oversight is still an open question. “We believe it is a payment tool,” Marcus said.Read More: Facebook Spurs Washington to Confront Its Crypto DitheringFacebook is currently talking to the Swiss financial regulator as well as the Group of Seven about what rules might apply, he added. Among the issues that are being addressed: privacy concerns, money laundering, terrorism finance and any potential impact on sovereign currencies.Marcus also sought to downplay Facebook’s leading role in the project, noting that it would be just one of dozens of corporations involved. However, he acknowledged that thus far the social media giant was the only company to have spent money or developed the technology for the project.Republicans on the panel generally argued that it was premature for Congress, or regulatory agencies, to clamp down on Libra. The government, they noted, shouldn’t get in the way of private sector progress.“This is absolutely brilliant,” Representative Sean Duffy, a Wisconsin Republican, told Marcus. “I was shocked at how bright it was.”(Adds details on hearing throughout.)To contact the reporters on this story: Ben Bain in Washington at bbain2@bloomberg.net;Robert Schmidt in Washington at rschmidt5@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jesse Westbrook at jwestbrook1@bloomberg.net, Molly SchuetzFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Earnings Preview: Equifax (EFX) Q2 Earnings Expected to Decline
    Zacks3 days ago

    Earnings Preview: Equifax (EFX) Q2 Earnings Expected to Decline

    Equifax (EFX) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • Markit4 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Equifax Inc.

    Equifax Inc NYSE:EFXView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low and declining Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for EFX with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. Additionally, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on July 9. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding EFX are favorable, with net inflows of $9.97 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. 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 swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. EFX credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.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.

  • Atlanta has firm foothold on fintech: 'Biggest of the big are here'
    American City Business Journals22 days ago

    Atlanta has firm foothold on fintech: 'Biggest of the big are here'

    Helping the fintech sector thrive in Atlanta is TTV Capital, a venture capital firm that has focused on fintech investing since the early 2000s and has backed 53 companies.

  • Former Equifax exec sentenced to 4 months in prison for insider trading related to data breach
    MarketWatch23 days ago

    Former Equifax exec sentenced to 4 months in prison for insider trading related to data breach

    A former Equifax executive who sold stock a week and a half before the company announced a massive data breach was sentenced Thursday to serve four months in federal prison for insider trading.

  • Startups have these four key advantages over larger competitors
    MarketWatch23 days ago

    Startups have these four key advantages over larger competitors

    Amid the wave of U.S. initial public offerings this year, it occurred to me that companies going public leave one world and enter another. Startups come out of nowhere and burn down entire established industries, in part because they are small and scrappy enough that they can take the risk of ignoring rules — long-held conventions, business etiquette, dress code, branding and sometimes even the letter of the law — that their big-company competitors simply cannot.

  • Are Equifax Inc.'s (NYSE:EFX) Interest Costs Too High?
    Simply Wall St.24 days ago

    Are Equifax Inc.'s (NYSE:EFX) Interest Costs Too High?

    Investors pursuing a solid, dependable stock investment can often be led to Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), a large-cap worth...

  • Despite consumer demand, auto dealers struggle to provide complete digital solutions
    PR Newswire25 days ago

    Despite consumer demand, auto dealers struggle to provide complete digital solutions

    ATLANTA, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new automotive survey from Equifax finds that dealers understand digital retail solutions, but may struggle in providing such solutions to customers. According to dealers, 45 percent said it still takes between one-and-a-half and two hours, while 31 percent said it takes between two and two-and-a-half hours to complete a deal. While 84 percent of dealers said they offer appointment setting online, only 27 percent said they can facilitate the entire deal online.

  • Equifax (EFX) Partners FinTech Sandbox for Data & Analytics
    Zacks26 days ago

    Equifax (EFX) Partners FinTech Sandbox for Data & Analytics

    Through the collaboration, Equifax (EFX) will help startups access its consumer and commercial data, and develop new products.

  • Women's Leadership: Learn to adapt when every job requires tech
    American City Business Journals28 days ago

    Women's Leadership: Learn to adapt when every job requires tech

    Today, everyone’s job description includes the use of some form of technology. If you aren’t keeping up with the changes, you may be working your way out of a job.

  • PR Newswirelast month

    Equifax, GIACT Systems® Enter Strategic Alliance

    ATLANTA , June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GIACT Systems ® , a leader in helping companies positively identify and authenticate customers, and Equifax, a global data, analytics, and technology company, today ...

  • PR Newswirelast month

    Equifax collaborates with FinTech Sandbox to help startups access data

    ATLANTA, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc., a global data, analytics and technology company, today announced a joint collaboration with FinTech Sandbox to help drive global FinTech innovation. Startups can now leverage various forms of consumer and commercial data from Equifax in an effort to help these new businesses develop products for the benefit of the industry and consumers. Nonprofit FinTech Sandbox promotes innovation in the financial sector by making data and infrastructure available to well-qualified FinTech startups.

  • A Comparative Look At Employment History Can Net A Nearly 50% Improvement In New Hire Retention Rates
    PR Newswirelast month

    A Comparative Look At Employment History Can Net A Nearly 50% Improvement In New Hire Retention Rates

    New Analysis from Equifax Workforce Solutions data shows that verifying employment history can yield up to 45% higher retention rates than employers who don't pre-screen. The Equifax analysis, conducted by the Workforce Solutions business unit, revealed that for some employers, verifying employment history could lift one-year retention rates as much as 45 percent higher on average than their peers that don't.

  • After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren't properly verifying identities
    TechCrunchlast month

    After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren't properly verifying identities

    A federal watchdog says the government should stop relying on the creditagencies to verify the identifies of those using government services