NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Equifax

(NYSE:

EFX

) is tomorrow, August 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 $29.29 as of 10:06 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%.

The average volume for Equifax has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Equifax has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

financial services

industry. Shares are down 19.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Recommends

Equifax Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 15.7 and below 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 revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Equifax Ratings Report

.

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