EFX - Equifax Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
110.76
+0.27 (+0.24%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close110.49
Open110.41
Bid104.26 x 1000
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range108.52 - 110.97
52 Week Range88.68 - 138.69
Volume1,468,570
Avg. Volume1,262,131
Market Cap13.355B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.48
PE Ratio (TTM)30.11
EPS (TTM)3.68
Earnings DateFeb 27, 2019 - Mar 4, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.56 (1.43%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-21
1y Target Est116.00
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  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents3 hours ago

    Edited Transcript of EFX earnings conference call or presentation 21-Feb-19 1:30pm GMT

    Q4 2018 Equifax Inc Earnings Call

  • Understanding GAAP vs. Non-GAAP
    Investopedia8 hours ago

    Understanding GAAP vs. Non-GAAP

    Find out why GAAP and non-GAAP earnings diverged in 2015. Determine which one deserves investor focus, based on investor outlook and exclusion specifics.

  • Equifax adds L Brands data scientist to its reshaped board of directors
    American City Business Journals11 hours ago

    Equifax adds L Brands data scientist to its reshaped board of directors

    Equifax has appointed a new member to its reshaped board of directors. Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) said Heather H. Wilson, chief data scientist of fashion retailer L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB), will be one of the company's nine independent directors, serving on the board's Technology Committee. Equifax CEO Mark W. Begor is the 10th board member.

  • Equifax says U.S. regulators seek damages related to 2017 breach
    Reuters13 hours ago

    Equifax says U.S. regulators seek damages related to 2017 breach

    Credit reporting company Equifax Inc said it was informed by several U.S. regulators that they intend to seek damages from the company related to the cybersecurity breach of 2017 that exposed personal information of nearly 145 million people. The company has received legal notices from the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the New York Department of Financial Services, it said in a filing http://bit.ly/2NjM1TS on Thursday. The United States Securities and Exchange commission had also issued a subpoena on May 14, 2018, regarding disclosure issues relating to the data breach, while the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has informed Equifax it intends to "make certain findings and recommendation" related to the incident.

  • The Wall Street Journal15 hours ago

    [$$] Equifax Expects U.S., Canada Regulatory Action Over 2017 Breach

    Inc. over a massive 2017 hack that exposed personal information of more than 140 million people. On Thursday, Equifax disclosed in a securities filing the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau intend to seek legal remedy in connection with the 2017 data breach, including civil penalties in the case of the CFPB. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada also intends “to make certain findings and recommendations,” Equifax said, without elaborating.

  • PR Newswire17 hours ago

    Equifax names Heather H. Wilson as new independent director

    ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (EFX) today announced that Heather H. Wilson, chief data scientist of L Brands, Inc. (LB), has been appointed to its board of directors. The Equifax Board now consists of ten directors, including nine independent directors. "We are excited to have Heather's expertise and broad experience in data and analytics available to our board and to our business leaders," said Mark W. Begor, CEO of Equifax.

  • InvestorPlace18 hours ago

    3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Equifax, Mattel and Kimberly Clark

    Thursday's 0.39% setback for the S&P 500 shouldn't come as a complete surprise. The rally from its late-December low is more than overextended, and even prior to Thursday we've seen the advance slow down.Only time will tell if this is an omen of what's to come or just a well-deserved breather for the bulls.Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) did much of the damage, falling more than 4% during regular market hours, in front of its post-close earnings report. While a solid fourth-quarter beat undid all that damage in the after-hours session, that won't help the broad market's indices until today. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), meanwhile, fell 3.7% on reports that Consumer Reports would no longer be recommending its Model 3 electric vehicle due to reliability issues.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBoston Beer Company (NYSE:SAM) soared more than 14% after posting impressive fourth-quarter results. But, with more bearish volume than bullish volume yesterday, and more decliners than advancers the overall market didn't stand a chance.Headed into the final trading day of the week, it's the stock charts of Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Equifax (NYSE:EFX) and Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) that are of the most interest. They're each acting as if they're going to make moves independent of the market tide. Mattel (MAT)Earlier this month, the market was cheering Mattel's apparent turnaround. Shares surged -- gapped -- 15% on Feb. 8 following a key fourth-quarter earnings and revenue beat, and continued to edge higher for the next several days. That bullish move was completely wiped away late last week and early this week following the release of a 2019 outlook that called into question the suggestion made by the toymaker's fourth-quarter numbers. Many investors assumed it just wasn't meant for Mattel to ever thrive again. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability The steep setback MAT stock has dished out following the post-earnings runup, however, may have been far more innocent and far more constructive than anyone might suspect. Click to Enlarge • The steepness of the recent selloff may have just been the market's way of closing up the gap left behind on Feb. 8. In general, the market doesn't like to leave behind gaps, and Tuesday's low of $12.45 was just enough to meet the high of $12.45 made on Feb. 7. Note that the bulls started to wade back in the very minute $12.45 was hit.• There's still one last hurdle to clear, however, before MAT shares can get back into a fully bullish groove. The rally may have been quelled by the revisits of a technical ceiling that's tagged all the major highs going back to late 2017. That ceiling is plotted with a white dashed line on the weekly chart. Kimberly Clark (KMB)With just a quick glance, shares of Kimberly Clark look like nothing more than an indecisive, volatile mess. Take a step back and look at the bigger picture, though, and there's a method to the madness. KMB has been working on a breakout thrust for a while, and it became a reality this week. Click to Enlarge • The line in the sand is, or was, around $117.63, plotted with a white dashed line on both stock charts. That level had capped all the rally efforts since early 2018, but wasn't able to stop January's move.• There's more to the move than just a higher high though. It took shape in the shadow of a string of higher lows made since the middle of last year. The new floor is marked with a red dashed line on both stock charts.• If this move gets traction, the next most plausible ceiling is around $126. That line tags all the major peaks from 2016 and early 2017, and is marked with a yellow dashed line. Equifax (EFX)Finally, there was a point not too long ago when investors were wondering if Equifax would ever truly recover from its embarrassing 2017 data breach. Not only did that up-end the stock, just when EFX had clawed its way back in 2018, the rug got pulled out from underneath it again in October. By December of last year, it was back to its 2017 lows.There was more going on the whole time than it may have seemed, however. And, thanks to yesterday's subtle (and far from infallible) clue, Equifax may have become an interesting even if not ironclad bet. Click to Enlarge • Thursday's big clue is the shape and placement of the daily bar. With an open below Wednesday's low and a close above Wednesday's high, EFX has survived a bear attack to form a bullish "outside day" pattern. Shrugging off a selling effort can be more telling than a simply daily gain.• In retrospect, one can't help but wonder if a rebound was in the cards no matter what. Last year's lows essentially align with all the major lows going back to 2015.• The clincher for bullishness would be a move back above the white 200-day moving average line, currently around $115.93. But, it's already encouraging to see a couple of high-volume advances and support at the gray 100-day moving average line.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2019 Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Equifax, Mattel and Kimberly Clark appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • GuruFocus.comyesterday

    Equifax Inc (EFX) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

    Equifax Inc provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The dividend yield of Equifax Inc stocks is 1.40%. Equifax Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 8.20% over the past ten years.

  • Equifax Inc (EFX) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    Motley Foolyesterday

    Equifax Inc (EFX) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

    EFX earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018.

  • Equifax (EFX) Down on Bearish View Despite Q4 Earnings Beat
    Zacks2 days ago

    Equifax (EFX) Down on Bearish View Despite Q4 Earnings Beat

    Equifax's (EFX) fourth-quarter 2018 revenues hurt by weakness in the USIS, International and Global Consumer Solutions segments.

  • Is Equifax Inc.’s (NYSE:EFX) High P/E Ratio A Problem For Investors?
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  • ACCESSWIRE2 days ago

    Equifax Inc. to Host Earnings Call

    NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 21, 2019 / Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX ) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2018 Fourth Quarter Earnings to be held on February 21, 2019 at 8:30:00 AM Eastern ...

  • Equifax (EFX) Tops Q4 Earnings Estimates
    Zacks2 days ago

    Equifax (EFX) Tops Q4 Earnings Estimates

    Equifax (EFX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 4.55% and -0.62%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2018. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Associated Press2 days ago

    Equifax: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

    On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had profit of 21 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.38 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average ...

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Equifax disappoints with earnings and forecast as it spends on tech and security

    Equifax Inc. fourth-quarter earnings dropped 85% from the year before as the company continues to spend to bolster its security and technology after a devastating hack, and the company's forecast for 2019 came in below expectations in an earnings report delivered Wednesday afternoon. Equifax reported net income of $25.6 million, or 21 cents a share, down from $1.42 a share a year ago, on revenue of $835.3 million, down from $839 million a year ago. After stripping out all costs for "the 2017 cybersecurity incident," as Equifax refers to it, as well as a host of other factors, the company claimed earnings of $1.38 a share, down just a penny a share from last year's fourth quarter. Analysts on average expected adjusted earnings of $1.32 a share on revenue of $840 million. Equifax projected 2019 adjusted earnings of $5.60 a share to $5.80 a share, after totaling $5.79 by that metric in 2018, on revenue of $3.43 billion to $3.53 billion, which would be a gain from $3.36 billion in 2018. Analysts on average were projecting 2019 adjusted earnings of $5.86 a share on revenue of $3.53 billion, according to FactSet. "Our incremental investment of over $1.25 billion to transform our technology and security between 2018 and 2020 will position Equifax for future growth and profitability and improve our speed of delivering new products to our customers," Chief Executive Mark Begor said in Wednesday's announcement. Equifax shares fell about 2% in very light trading during the extended session following the report Wednesday afternoon. The stock has declined 6.4% in the past year, as the S&P 500 index has gained 2.3%

  • PR Newswire2 days ago

    Equifax Board of Directors declares quarterly dividend

    ATLANTA , Feb. 20, 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 March 29, 2019 , to shareholders ...

  • PR Newswire2 days ago

    Equifax releases fourth quarter 2018 results

    ATLANTA , Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018 . "In the fourth quarter, we made strong steps ...

  • Benzinga3 days ago

    Equifax Q4 Earnings Preview

    Equifax (NYSE: EFX ) unveils its next round of earnings this Wednesday, Feb. 20. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the Q4 earnings announcement Earnings and Revenue Equifax EPS will ...

  • 15 Cybersecurity Stocks to Watch as the Industry Heats Up
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    15 Cybersecurity Stocks to Watch as the Industry Heats Up

    [Editor's note: This story was previously published in August 2018. It has since been updated and republished.]Another day. Another hack. Another reason to buy a cybersecurity stock. That has been my motto for the better part of the past few years, as a huge surge in digital data volume globally has been accompanied by an equally large surge in headline cyber attacks. The big one was the Equifax (NYSE:EFX) scandal back in mid-2017, but that incident is far from isolated. Everyone from Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) to Wendy's (NYSE:WEN) to Whole Foods to Uber to Yahoo and U.S. universities has dealt with a cyber attack of some sort over the past several years.Concurrent to the rampant rise in cyber attacks, demand for cybersecurity solutions has burgeoned, and cybersecurity stocks have bounced. The Prime Cybersecurity ETF (NYSEARCA:HACK) is up roughly 20% over the past year, almost double the S&P 500's return of 18%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe pace of these attacks will only increase as more valuable data shifts online over the next several years. As such, demand for cybersecurity solutions will continue to grow and cybersecurity stocks will continue to outperform. * 7 Financial Stocks With Accelerating Growth With that in mind, here's a list of 15 cybersecurity stocks that investors should watch over the next several years. Indeed, I think a few of them could be huge winners: Palo Alto Networks (PANW)When it comes to cybersecurity stocks, the cream of the corp is Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW)."Another day, another hack, another reason to buy a cybersecurity stock" could just as easily read "another day, another hack, another reason to buy Palo Alto Networks stock." In other words, Palo Alto Networks is so big and so good at what it does that the company may as well be a substitute for the entire cybersecurity space.This dominance has manifested itself in a long and steady track record of 20%-plus revenue growth and healthy operating margin expansion, the sum of which has powered a 350% rally in PANW stock over the past five years.Recent numbers are strong, the uptrend remains intact, and analysts remain confident on the stock, so it is all around thumbs up for PANW here and now.Source: Dennis van Zuijlekom via Flickr Fortinet (FTNT)While Palo Alto Networks may be the cream of the corp in this industry, Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) isn't too far behind.This is another really big, really strong cybersecurity company that has a strong track record of 20%-plus revenue growth and strong share price gains. Over the past five years, FTNT is up 300%.Revenue growth isn't slowing at all (up 21% last quarter), implying that despite increased competition, Fortinet continues to ride secular tailwinds in cybersecurity to 20%-plus revenue growth. Thus, so long as cybersecurity tailwinds remain strong, FTNT stock should do well. * 10 Small-Cap ETFs That Pack a Wallop Analysts are worried about valuation here and now, with the stock trading at nearly 50X forward earnings. That does seem a little rich and this stock may be due for a correction in the near future. But thereafter, long-term tailwinds should drive FTNT stock higher.Source: Check Point Software Check Point (CHKP)Another cybersecurity industry titan is Check Point (NASDAQ:CHKP). And, as an industry titan, CHKP stock is a likely winner if cybersecurity tailwinds stay strong.But, CHKP stock has struggled lately. CHKP stock is up just 7% over the past year. A lot of the recent weakness in CHKP stock has to do with anemic revenue growth. Revenue growth was just 2% last quarter, an usually low mark for a cybersecurity giant.Long story short, it looks like competition is weighing on CHKP stock. Thus, go-forward growth prospects, while strong, are muddied by competitive threats. Granted, CHKP stock sports a reasonable valuation at just 20X forward earnings. But, that low valuation runs next to low growth, so the stock really isn't a bargain.Analysts aren't in love with this stock (they see less than 1% upside over the next 12 months), and the chart isn't all that great, either. Thus, while CHKP should head higher in the long run thanks to industry tailwinds, the outlook for the stock in the near- to medium-term is much less promising.Source: David via Flickr (Modified) FireEye (FEYE)I'd lump cybersecurity company FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) more into the Check Point pile than the Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet pile.This is a solid company with healthy industry drivers. But, revenue growth isn't robust (just 6% last quarter). Adjusted gross margins are inching higher, but not by much. The company is barely profitable, yet the valuation is fairly sizable at more than 3X trailing sales.As such, FEYE stock doesn't look like a huge winner in the big picture. * 5 Growthy Stocks Trading Below 15X Earnings That being said, there is an argument to buy FEYE stock in the near- to medium-term. Ever since the start of 2016, FEYE stock has been highly cyclical. In that cycle, the stock usually bottoms when the trailing sales multiple hits 3. Right now, we are just above 3. Thus, further weakness in the stock should be expected, but could turn into a medium-term buying opportunity. Proofpoint (PFPT)Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) is the nascent, hyper-growth player in the cybersecurity space.The company isn't all that big (under $6 billion market cap, versus nearly $20 billion for Palo Alto Networks). But, what this company lacks in size, it makes up for in growth. Revenue growth last quarter was 40%, and it was 40% the quarter before that, too.Because of this massive growth in a rapidly expanding industry, PFPT stock has done quite well. The stock is up nearly 300% over the past five years.Analysts think this stock heads higher. So do I. Growth rates are huge, the valuation is reasonable, and the chart looks good (big buy signal if the stock drops to $110, its 200-day moving average). Imperva (IMPV)There is a lot of noise surrounding Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) right now. But, I think that if you zoom out and look at the big picture, this is a cybersecurity company heading in the right direction.IMPV stock got slammed recently because of mixed quarterly numbers that included a big-cut to the full-year guide. The rationale behind the down-guide was that Imperva is transitioning to a subscription model, and that is adversely affecting revenue and profits in the near-term.Longer-term, though, this is the right move. We are entering the subscription economy era. Moreover, Imperva operates in a rapid growth area of cybersecurity (hybrid cloud), and that gives them exposure to huge tailwinds over the next several quarters. * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now Meanwhile, the valuation on IMPV stock is reasonable at only 4.5X sales. Thus, in a big picture, I think IMPV stock is headed in the right direction. But, IMPV won't be a big winner overnight, so expect some choppiness while Imperva's financials take a near-term hit from the subscription shift.Source: Shutterstock CyberArk (CYBR)Much like Proofpoint, CyberArk (NASDAQ:CYBR) is a cybersecurity company characterized by small scale but big growth.CyberArk is even smaller than Proofpoint (just a $2 billion market cap). But, growth is really big. Last quarter, revenues rose 35% year-over-year, and deferred revenue rose by more than 50%.Also much like PFPT, CYBR stock has been a big winner due to its big growth. Over the past year, CYBR stock is up 80%.Analysts think this run will continue, albeit at a much slower rate. That seems reasonable to me. This stock is slightly more expensive than PFPT, but growing at a slower rate, so if you are searching for growth in the cybersecurity space, I'd pick PFPT over CYBR.Source: Shutterstock Cisco (CSCO)One of the bigger companies on this list, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), is much more than just a cybersecurity company. But, a big part of this company's turnaround narrative is centered on cybersecurity.That part of the Cisco narrative is doing well, and is powering improved financial results. But, Cisco as a whole remains a low-growth business with struggling margins. Moreover, laps are going to get tougher going forward, so slowing revenue growth is a risk this company is looking at it in the near- to medium-term future.That being said, CSCO stock is pretty cheap at just 16X forward earnings, and the chart looks pretty good. * 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Big picture, CSCO stock has good, but not great, upside from here. It is a low-risk, low-volatility investment with a cheap valuation. But, it also lacks big-time growth drivers to unlock huge share price appreciation in the long-term.Source: Shutterstock Carbonite (CARB)Although it is one of the smaller names on this list, Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) has one of the better growth narratives in all of cybersecurity.This is a company that is positioning itself as a data protection company. Considering the volume of digital data is exploding higher right now on a global scale, data protection is the right niche to dominate over the next several years.Carbonite's numbers are really good. Revenues rose more than 30% last quarter. Gross margins are trending higher. Operating margins, too. Net profits are growing by a whole bunch from a small base.The valuation, meanwhile, isn't all that bad at 4X trailing sales. Plus, the stock is up more than 100% over the past year, and it has a bunch of positive momentum right now. Altogether, CARB stock looks like a winner.Source: Shutterstock Qualys (QLYS)The next cybersecurity stock to watch over the next several years is Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS).The value prop of Qualys is getting enterprise customers to sign onto their platform, consolidate their security and compliance stacks, and cut IT spend. That is a pretty promising value prop, and a lot of customers are buying into it.Last quarter, revenues at Qualys rose more than 20%. Same with last quarter, and the quarter before that. Gross margins aren't soaring higher, but operating margins are moving higher as big revenue growth is driving opex leverage. * 3 Stocks With Breakout Potential From a valuation perspective, this hyper-growth cybersecurity stock looks fully valued at over 13X trailing sales. That is about as big as it gets in this industry, but Qualys isn't the biggest grower. Thus, going forward, valuation will likely weigh on share price performance.Source: Shutterstock Symantec (SYMC)Of all the stocks on this list, Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) is the one that has been under the most pain.SYMC stock is down more than 30% over the past year, mostly thanks to slowing revenue growth, which just turned negative. Considering competition in this space is only intensifying, it is discouraging to see revenue growth already dip into negative territory.That being said, SYMC stock is about as cheap as it gets in this sector. The stock trades at 2.5X trailing sales and 13X forward earnings. Those are pretty cheap multiples for exposure to cyber defense.If the growth trajectory for this company improves, SYMC stock could soar higher. Until then, though, SYMC stock will remain weak. There simply isn't much demand for zero-growth cyber defense stocks.Source: Shutterstock Akamai (AKAM)One cybersecurity stock with a very attractive and multi-faceted growth narrative is Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM).The Akamai growth narrative is really quite broad. On one end, the company's fastest-growing segment is its Cloud Security solutions. Revenues in this segment are consistently growing around 25% to 35% year-over-year each quarter, and momentum is strong due to the security portfolio including new products.On the other end, Akamai provides solutions that enable the shift from linear content to internet content. This shift is only gaining momentum, and as such, Akamai's growth narrative and numbers are only getting better. * 5 Marijuana Stocks to Watch Valuation is a concern for this stock. But, the fundamentals are pretty good. Thus, while I don't think AKAM stock has another 20%-plus upside in its tank over the next 12 months, I do see this stock heading higher in a multi-year window.Source: Web Summit Via Flickr Splunk (SPLK)Another high-growth name in this space is Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK).Splunk essentially operates in the world of turning data into actionable insights. This is a good place to be. It puts Splunk at the heart of a $55 billion addressable market. Revenues currently sit around $1.3 billion on a trailing 12 month basis, so there is clearly a long runway for big growth.But, revenue growth has been consistently slowing at SPLK. The valuation, however, has not compressed. That is a worrisome combination. With revenue growth last quarter under 40%, and the price-to-sales multiple above 10X, this stock looks unnecessarily risky here and now.Analysts have been moving to the sidelines on this name, and insiders are selling a bunch, so now might be the time to heed the warning signs.Source: Shutterstock F5 Networks (FFIV)F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) has been a winner to-date. But, that could change soon.There's no doubt about it. FFIV stock has been a cybersecurity winner. Over the past year, the stock is up 60%. Yet, despite the big run, the forward-earnings-multiple on FFIV stock remains below 20.Thus, the valuation is attractive. But, it is on top of what is projected as sub-10% earnings growth over the next several years. A 20X multiple for less than 10% growth isn't all the great, especially considering the market is trading at a lower multiple (17X) for bigger growth (16.5%). * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside Perhaps that is why most analysts have a price target on the stock that is below the current price tag. I think the analysts are right on this one. This feels like a low growth company with a big growth valuation. Cybersecurity tailwinds are strong, but there are better cybersecurity stocks on this list with more upside potential.Source: Shutterstock Zscaler (ZS)Freshly public and relatively small, Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) is one of the most exciting and risky cybersecurity stocks on this list.Zscaler went public at $16-per-share in March. The IPO was a huge success. ZS stock doubled in its first day of trading, closing at $33. The momentum hasn't really stopped. Today, ZS stock is around $40.The hype makes sense. Zscaler is a cloud security company with nearly 3,000 customers, a huge international presence, 50%-plus revenue growth and 80%-plus gross margins. The company is disrupting a huge, nearly $20 billion cloud and mobility market, and revenues last year were just $126 million.Thus, the long-term growth narrative supporting ZS stock is quite promising. But, this is nearly a $5 billion company that is expected to do under $200 million in sales this year, so the stock is trading at a rather huge 25X-plus sales multiple. That isn't a risk-off investment. As such, ZS is the high-risk, high-reward name in this cybersecurity bunch.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long HACK, PANW, FTNT and PFPT. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 5 Growthy Stocks Trading Below 15X Earnings Compare Brokers The post 15 Cybersecurity Stocks to Watch as the Industry Heats Up appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • PR Newswire4 days ago

    Equifax announces earnings release date and conference call for fourth quarter 2018 results

    ATLANTA , Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2018 in a press release to be issued on Wednesday, Feb. 20 after ...

  • Markit4 days ago

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

    Equifax Inc NYSE:EFXView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * 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 February 15. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative but appears to be improving. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding EFX totaled $9.96 billion. However, outflows appear to be slowing. 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 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.

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  • CNBC9 days ago

    The great Equifax mystery: 17 months later, the stolen data has never been found, and experts are starting to suspect a spy scheme

    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.