EFX - Equifax Inc.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real-time price. Currency in USD
140.44
+2.60 (+1.89%)
As of 2:14PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous close137.84
Open138.01
Bid140.57 x 800
Ask140.61 x 800
Day's range138.00 - 140.80
52-week range88.68 - 140.80
Volume424,643
Avg. volume800,122
Market cap16.969B
Beta (3Y monthly)1.43
PE ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-2.88
Earnings date24 Jul 2019
Forward dividend & yield1.56 (1.13%)
Ex-dividend date2019-05-23
1y target est131.93
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  • Market Realist6 hours ago

    Will Equifax Data Breach Resolution Help Its Stock?

    Credit reporting agency Equifax (EFX) agreed to pay up to $700 million to settle investigations associated with its massive data breach in 2017.

  • Equifax consumers face uphill battle for claims
    Reuters19 hours ago

    Equifax consumers face uphill battle for claims

    Federal Trade Commission officials said those among the 147 million consumers who had to spend time or money to protect their information or fight identity theft after the September 2017 data breach could be entitled to compensation. Consumers can file documents detailing what sort of information might have been stolen or harmed by identity theft. Consumers can also seek repayment for time spent responding to the Equifax breach, at $25 per hour for up to 20 hours.

  • Business Wireyesterday

    Attorneys Secure Preliminary Approval of Historic Settlement for Consumers Impacted by 2017 Equifax Data Breach

    In a historic victory for U.S. consumers, credit reporting firm, Equifax (EFX), has agreed to settle a nationwide class action stemming from one of the most notorious data breaches in U.S. history. The massive 2017 breach, which exposed the Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, the driver’s license and credit card numbers of over 147 million consumers, was resolved in a settlement valued at over $1.5 billion. The class action settlement includes up to $505.5 million to pay benefits for cash compensation including time spent dealing with the breach, credit monitoring, and assistance with identity restoration.

  • Factbox: Biggest U.S. data breach settlements before Equifax
    Reutersyesterday

    Factbox: Biggest U.S. data breach settlements before Equifax

    The following are seven of the largest data breach settlements in recent years. Following its 2017 data breach, Equifax will pay up to $700 million to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and nearly all U.S. states and territories.

  • Motley Foolyesterday

    Stock Market News: Equifax Pays Up for Data Breach; Halliburton Hits a Profit Gusher

    Earnings season continued as the stock market was mixed Monday morning.

  • Equifax's $700 million data breach settlement spurs criticism, calls for new rules
    Reutersyesterday

    Equifax's $700 million data breach settlement spurs criticism, calls for new rules

    Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc will pay up to $700 million to settle claims it broke the law during a massive 2017 data breach and to repay harmed consumers, in a landmark settlement that was nonetheless criticized by consumer advocates and some lawmakers who called for stricter regulation. While it was the largest-ever settlement for a data breach, they said the amount was still too small for the millions of Americans affected, and worried it could prove difficult for consumers to be repaid. The agreement also spurred multiple lawmakers to renew calls for legislation giving consumers more control over their personal information.

  • Equifax Agrees to Pay $700 Million to Settle U.S. Breach Probe
    Bloombergyesterday

    Equifax Agrees to Pay $700 Million to Settle U.S. Breach Probe

    (Bloomberg) -- Equifax Inc. agreed to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised some of the most sensitive information of more than 140 million people.“Companies that profit from personal information have an extra responsibility to protect and secure that data,” FTC Chairman Joe Simons said in a statement. “Equifax failed to take basic steps that may have prevented the breach.“Equifax will pay as much as $425 million to compensate consumers and provide credit monitoring to those whose information was exposed under a settlement announced Monday by the Federal Trade Commission. Equifax will separately pay $175 million to 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and an additional $100 million to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.The company must also spend at least $1 billion to improve its data security, according to a settlement filed in a class-action lawsuit against Equifax.The agreement, the largest data-security settlement by the agency, resolves a nearly two-year investigation by all 50 states and the FTC into the massive breach that compromised sensitive information like Social Security numbers and dates of birth.Shares were up less than 1% at $138.50 at 9:47 a.m. in New York. Equifax, based in Atlanta, has largely bounced back since the company disclosed the breach in September 2017 with shares recovering nearly all their value. At the time, Equifax’s stock lost more than a third of its value within days.The incident sparked outcries on Capitol Hill and among consumer advocates for more oversight of the three big consumer credit-rating companies: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian Plc. At a hearing in February, Democrats and Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee slammed the companies, as Chairwoman Maxine Waters promised to tighten regulation of the industry.Democratic Representative Frank Pallone, who chairs the committee working on privacy legislation, said Monday the settlement “shows the limitations on the FTC’s ability to seek strong penalties and effective redress for consumers” and said it illustrates the need for a privacy bill to hold companies accountable if they fail to protect data.Yet lawmakers have failed to act since the hack was disclosed and efforts to pass a federal privacy law in this Congress seem to be losing momentum.Hackers gained access to the Equifax network in May 2017 and attacked the company for 76 days, according to a House Oversight Committee report. Equifax noticed “red flags” in late July, and then in early August contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, outside counsel and cybersecurity firm Mandiant. The company waited until September to inform the public of the breach.Hackers stole at least 147 million names and dates of birth, nearly 146 million Social Security numbers, and 209,000 payment card numbers and expiration dates, the FTC said.The agency relies on its authority to regulate unfair and deceptive trade practices to hold companies accountable for data-security representations. The FTC has authority to examine whether a company’s practices were reasonable and whether it was living up to representations about security of data.The FTC said Equifax failed to patch its network after being alerted in March 2017 to a critical security vulnerability affecting a database that handles inquiries from consumers about their personal credit data. Equifax’s security team ordered that vulnerable systems be patched, there was no follow-up to ensure the order was carried out, the FTC said.Under the settlement, Equifax will pay up to $425 million into a fund that will provide affected consumers with credit monitoring. The fund will also compensate consumers who bought credit- or identity-monitoring services from Equifax and paid other expenses as a result of the breach, the FTC said.The company also will implement an information-security program that will require annual assessments of security risks, obtaining annual certifications from the board of directors that the company has complied with the settlement, and testing security safeguards.New York Attorney General Letitia James, whose state is due to get $9 million under the deal, said Equifax had endangered Americans through “ineptitude, negligence, and lax security standards.”“Now it’s time for the company to do what’s right and not only pay restitution to the millions of victims of their data breach, but also provide every American who had their highly sensitive information accessed with the tools they need to battle identity theft in the future,” James, who co-led the coalition of states, said in a statement.Californians will get $18.7 million under the agreement, according to the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra.“The same Americans who had to immediately protect themselves from fraudsters or identify thieves will have to be vigilant for the rest of their lives. We encourage every eligible person to apply for the relief they are entitled to as part of our settlement,” Becerra said Monday in a statement.(Updates with shares in sixth paragraph)\--With assistance from Jenny Surane, Erik Larson and Ben Brody.To contact the reporters on this story: David McLaughlin in Washington at dmclaughlin9@bloomberg.net;Daniel Stoller in Arlington at dstoller1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sara Forden at sforden@bloomberg.net, Derek WallbankFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Equifax (EFX) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in the Cards?
    Zacksyesterday

    Equifax (EFX) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

    Equifax (EFX) second-quarter 2019 revenues are likely to reflect weakness in the USIS, International and Global Consumer Solutions segments.

  • Investing.comyesterday

    Stocks - Halliburton, Micron Rise Premarket; Equifax Falls

    Investing.com - Stocks in focus in premarket trading on Monday:

  • Equifax reportedly close to $700 million data breach settlement
    Engadget3 days ago

    Equifax reportedly close to $700 million data breach settlement

    The NewYork Times and Wall Street Journal reported it could pay between $650 and $700million, near the $690 million figure Equifax told investors it had set asidefor a penalty

  • Equifax Nears $700 Million Settlement of Probes Into Data Breach
    Bloomberg3 days 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
    Reuters3 days 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
    Reuters4 days 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.

  • Facebook Crypto Plan Draws Fresh Fury From House Democrats
    Bloomberg6 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
    Zacks6 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.

  • Former Equifax exec sentenced to 4 months in prison for insider trading related to data breach
    MarketWatch26 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
    MarketWatch26 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.27 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...

  • Equifax (EFX) Partners FinTech Sandbox for Data & Analytics
    Zacks29 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.

  • 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

  • Equifax (EFX) Up 9.4% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
    Zackslast month

    Equifax (EFX) Up 9.4% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

    Equifax (EFX) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Equifax joins Canadian banks in using the SecureKey blockchain system
    Coin Rivet2 months ago

    Equifax joins Canadian banks in using the SecureKey blockchain system

    Earlier this month, Coin Rivet reported that more and more Canadian banks are choosing the SecureKey blockchain system. Through a consent-driven digital identity network called Verified.Me, users gain additional control over their personal information. Now, the country’s leading provider of compliance and identity solutions – Equifax Canada – will be joining them as well. Equifax Canada is joining the Verified.Me network As a secure way of verifying user identity to access banking services quickly, Verified.Me launched this May with the support of seven of Canada’s top banks. These include the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), and Scotiabank. This kind of initiative already goes to show just how much backing blockchain technology has north of the border. However, The post Equifax joins Canadian banks in using the SecureKey blockchain system appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Equifax just became the first company to have its outlook downgraded for a cyber attack
    CNBC2 months ago

    Equifax just became the first company to have its outlook downgraded for a cyber attack

    Moody's said it's downgrading the outlook for Equifax from stable to negative, citing ongoing fallout from the company's 2018 data breach.

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