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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Equifax

(NYSE:

EFX

) is tomorrow, August 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $47.10 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for Equifax has been 978,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Equifax has a market cap of $5.56 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

financial services

industry. Shares are up 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Equifax Inc. collects, organizes, and manages various financial, demographic, employment, and marketing information solutions for businesses and consumers. The company's U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 19.8 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Equifax Ratings Report

.

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