| Equifax provides information solutions for businesses, governments and consumers, and provides human resources business process outsourcing services for employers. Co.'s services are based on databases of consumer and business information. Co. uses statistical techniques, machine learning and proprietary software tools to analyze available data to create insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for its clients. Co. also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Additionally, Co. provides payroll-related and human resource management business process outsourcing services in the U.S. |
When researching a stock like Equifax, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from EFX Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for EFX stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting EFX RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.