|Bid||166.36 x 800|
|Ask||166.27 x 800|
|Day's Range||165.27 - 168.39|
|52 Week Range||103.01 - 196.47|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.34|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||39.20|
|Earnings Date||Apr 19, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.56 (0.94%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb 19, 2021|
|1y Target Est||207.61|
Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Equifax Inc.Global Credit Research - 02 Mar 2021New York, March 02, 2021 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Equifax Inc. and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review discussion held on 24 February 2021 in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. Since 1 January 2019, Moody's practice has been to issue a press release following each periodic review to announce its completion.This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
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Consumers encouraged to check their credit reports to help spot identity theft TORONTO, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stay-at-home orders and quarantine restrictions have caused many Canadians to spend more time online buying groceries, arranging curbside pick-ups and ordering restaurant deliveries. This has caused them to be more attuned and concerned about the threat of fraud and identity theft according to a recent consumer survey conducted by Equifax Canada. About eight-in-ten (78 per cent) surveyed Canadians indicated that they feel vulnerable as a target for fraud online, a six-point increase compared to the same survey in 2020 (72 per cent). More than half (54 per cent) said they also feel vulnerable to fraudsters when they’re ‘on-the-go’ (e.g., using public WiFi, ATMs, etc.), which is an increase of eight points compared to last year (46 per cent). The survey also revealed that women are more likely to express a feeling of vulnerability versus men as a target of fraud on-the-go (57 per cent vs. 50 per cent) and at-home (37 per cent vs. 28 per cent). Likewise, Canadians age 55 and older expressed feeling more vulnerable compared to adults age 55 and younger ‘on-the-go’ (60 per cent vs. 50 per cent) and ‘at-home’ (39 per cent vs. 28 per cent). “Fraudsters and identity thieves are always looking to take advantage of a crisis,” said Julie Kuzmic, Director of Consumer Advocacy, Equifax Canada. “It’s understandable to feel vulnerable given these difficult times, but we must remain vigilant in the fight against fraud and identity theft. Anyone feeling vulnerable to this type of crime can alleviate some anxiety by regularly checking their credit reports online for suspicious activity.” COVID-19 and Fraud Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, eight-in-ten (80 per cent) Canadians say they have embraced at least one of the following practices, such as ordering online, curbside pickup (41 per cent), in-store self check-out (38 per cent), in-store pickup of online orders (38 per cent), and restaurant delivery (35 per cent). With respect to helping prevent fraud or identity theft, 73 per cent of Canadians have made or noticed at least one change due to the pandemic. Changes in activity include: I’m reviewing my credit card/bank statements more closely for signs of fraud34% I’m screening my calls more to avoid calls from fraudsters29% I’m changing my online passwords more frequently24% I have checked my credit report more frequently19% I have checked my credit score more frequently17% I have noticed more suspicious or fraudulent links in my social media feeds15% My company has briefed me on how best to avoid fraud or identity theft5% “Criminals are probing for weaknesses, whether it’s online, by phone or in-person,” added Kuzmic. “It’s encouraging that some people are taking fraud and identity theft more seriously, but we need to do more to educate ourselves to help prevent this sort of crime before it happens. In particular, we continue to be concerned about younger adults, many of whom are still not doing simple things like changing computer passwords or double-checking financial statements.” Millennials at Risk of Identity Theft Based on the survey results, young adults continue to lag in their understanding about the risks of fraud and identity theft: Survey StatementsMillennials (18-34) in AgreementRest of Survey Respondents(35+) in AgreementIf someone committed fraud in my name or with my identity, I would not know what to do to fix it.57 per cent49 per centI’m not a target of fraudsters because I don’t have enough money.30 per cent23 per centIdentity theft happens to other people, it’s not likely to happen to me19 per cent8 per cent However, adults age 35 and older are significantly more likely to have taken one or more of the following actions in an effort to protect their personal data over the past 12 months: Avoided answering calls from unknown numbers46 per cent62 per centDouble-checked credit card or bank statements40 per cent61 per centShredded personal and/or financial documents28 per cent57 per centUpdated my security passwords31 per cent52 per centShared less about myself on social media26 per cent37 per cent The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), the central agency tracking fraud and identity theft, received 101,483 fraud reports involving nearly $160 million in reported losses in 2020. Moreover, 67,294 of the reports were from Canadian consumers and businesses, which reported losses totalling more than $104.2 million. It is estimated that fewer than 5 per cent of victims of fraud file a report with the CAFC. “If you ever become a victim of fraud or identity theft, then you should tell your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers about your experience,” said Jeff Thomson, a senior RCMP intelligence analyst with the CAFC. “We need more people to report fraud. If it happens to you, report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, your financial institutions, credit bureaus and police. By sharing your story, you may prevent someone else from becoming a victim.” Equifax Canada encourages all consumers to check their credit reports at least annually. More tips on ways to help protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft can be found on the company’s website at: https://www.consumer.equifax.ca/personal/education/identity/. Consumers concerned about fraud and identity theft can also place an alert on their Equifax credit reports by calling: 1-800-465-7166. Equifax surveyed 1,540 Canadians ages 18-65, Feb. 5-7. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of 20. About EquifaxAt Equifax (NYSE: EFX), we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics, and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping financial institutions, companies, employees, and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. Our unique blend of differentiated data, analytics, and cloud technology drives insights to power decisions to move people forward. Headquartered in Atlanta and supported by more than 11,000 employees worldwide, Equifax operates or has investments in 25 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit Equifax.com. Media Contacts: Andrew FindlaterSELECT Public Relationsafindlater@selectpr.ca(647) 444-1197Tom CarrollEquifax CanadaMediaRelationsCanada@equifax.com (416) 227-5290