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) pushed the Financial Services industry lower today making it today's featured Financial Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Equifax fell $0.76 (-1.2%) to $60.30 on average volume. Throughout the day, 711,832 shares of Equifax exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 592,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $60.22-$60.73 after having opened the day at $60.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.06. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that declined today were:
), down 3.3%,
), down 3.0%,
), down 3.0% and
Cash Store Financial Services
), down 2.8%.
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Equifax Inc. collects, organizes, and manages various financial, demographic, employment, and marketing information solutions for businesses and consumers. The company's U.S. Equifax has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Equifax a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full Equifax Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
First Marblehead Corporation
), up 24.5%,
), up 18.4%,
), up 12.4% and
), up 3.8% , were all gainers within the financial services industry with
) being today's featured financial services industry leader.
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