NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Equifax

(NYSE:

EFX

) is Monday, May 23, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $37.54 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Equifax has been 781,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Equifax has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

financial services

industry. Shares are up 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Equifax Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 17.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Equifax as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Equifax Ratings Report

.

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