How to buy Equifax (EFX) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Equifax shares.

Equifax Inc (EFX) is a leading consulting services business based in the US. In the week up to 19 January Equifax shares plunged 10.65% to a closing position of $233.92. However, over the last 12 months, Equifax's share price has risen by an impressive 65.11% from $178.74. Equifax is listed on the NYSE and employs 11,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Equifax

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: EFX in this case.
  5. Research Equifax shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Equifax shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Equifax's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Equifax's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $225.66, which is 29.31% up on its pre-crash value of $159.53 and 119.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $103.01.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Equifax shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $687.35 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,482.59.

Equifax share price (NYSE:EFX)

Use our graph to track the performance of EFX stocks over time.

Equifax shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Open$293.37
High$296.63
Low$292
Close$295.12
Previous close$291.83
Change$3.29
Change %1.1274%
Volume473,332
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$161.1531 - $300.11
50-day moving average$278.3898
200-day moving average$256.1317
Wall St. target price$299
PE ratio39.9116
Dividend yield$1.56 (0.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$5.654
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Fees for buying 5x Equifax shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £5.48
£1,100.81 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £2.74
£1,098.08 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £5.48
£1,100.81 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.94
£1,108.27 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £22.90
£1,118.24 total
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£1,119.76 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £10.95
£1,106.29 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £23.19
£1,118.53 total
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Is it a good time to buy Equifax stock?

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Is Equifax under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Equifax's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Equifax shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

PEG ratio

Equifax's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9174. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Equifax's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Equifax's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Equifax's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Financials

Revenue TTM $4.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.37%
Gross profit TTM $2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.59%
Return on equity TTM 21.56%
Profit margin 14.54%
Book value $29.01
Market capitalisation $27.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Equifax.

Total ESG risk score

Equifax's total ESG risk: 29.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Equifax's overall score of 29.57 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 49th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Equifax is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

Equifax's environmental score: 4.14/100

Equifax's environmental score of 4.14 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Equifax is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Equifax's social score: 23.35/100

Equifax's social score of 23.35 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Equifax is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Equifax's governance score: 9.08/100

Equifax's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Equifax is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Equifax's controversy score: 5/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Equifax scored a 5 out of 5 for controversy – the lowest score possible, reflecting that Equifax's public profile has been damaged by multiple incidents.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Equifax Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.57
Total ESG percentile 49.24
Environmental score 4.14
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 23.35
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 9.08
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 5

Equifax share dividends

0.7%

Dividend yield: 0.69% of stock value

0.7%

Forward annual dividend yield: 0.69% of stock value

20.0%

Dividend payout ratio: 20% of net profits

Equifax has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.69% of its share value annually.

Equifax has paid out, on average, around 20% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equifax's case, that would currently equate to about $1.56 per share.

While Equifax's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Equifax's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Equifax's shares ever split?

Equifax's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 December 1995. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Equifax shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Equifax shares which in turn could have impacted Equifax's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Equifax's shares have ranged in value from as little as $161.1531 up to $300.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EFX.US volatility(beta: 1.43)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Equifax's is 1.4303. This would suggest that Equifax's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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