In a report released yesterday, Ato Garrett from Deutsche Bank reiterated a Buy rating on Equifax (NYSE: EFX), with a price target of $145. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $130.28, close to its 52-week high of $136.97.
According to TipRanks.com, Garrett is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 3.9% and a 80.0% success rate. Garrett covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Thomson Reuters Corp, Towers Watson, and TriNet Group.
Equifax has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $144.33.
The company has a one year high of $136.97 and a one year low of $91.72. Currently, Equifax has an average volume of 564.2K.
Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 70 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Last month, Paulino Barros, a the Pres-Intl of EFX sold 5,205 shares for a total of $687,060.
Equifax, Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. Its products and services are based on comprehensive databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous types of credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payment, employment, income, public record, demographic and marketing data. The company operates through four business segments: U.S. Consumer Information Solutions, International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions. The U.S. Consumer Information Solutions segment provides consumer information solutions to businesses in the U.S., including online consumer information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and settlement solutions and consumer financial marketing services. The International segment includes the company’s Canada consumers, Europe and Latin America business units. The Workforce Solutions segment provides services enabling clients to verify income and employment as well as outsource and automate the performance of certain payroll-related and human resources management business processes, including social security number verification and employment-related tax management. The Personal Solutions segment provides products to consumers enabling them to understand and monitor their credit and monitor and help protect their identity. Equifax was founded by Cator Woolford and Guy Woolford in 1899 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.