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Equifax Inc. is a global provider of analytics, information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. It operates in four segments: U.S. Information Solutions, International, Workforce Solutions and Global Consumer Solutions. Its products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from various sources, including credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payments, employment, income, demographic and marketing data. It uses statistical techniques and software tools to analyze all available data, creating customized insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for its clients. It helps consumers understand, manage and protect their personal information and make more informed financial decisions. It also provides commercial credit risk underwriting and management solutions to online and alternative lenders, and commercial finance and leasing companies.

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Today's volume of 459,750 shares is on pace to be much greater than EFX's 10-day average volume of 481,590 shares.


Here are the stock market's biggest winners on Wednesday as investors see new hope

5:15 pm ET April 29, 2020 (MarketWatch)

By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch

Good news from Gilead Sciences and a statement from the Federal Reserve offset some grim economic numbers

U.S. stocks scored significant gains on Wednesday, as good news from Gilead Sciences and the Federal Reserve's policy statement outweighed some dire economic numbers reflecting the price of the coronavirus shutdown.

-- The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 532 points, or 2.2%, to close at 24,633.86, its best performance in nearly two weeks. The index is now down 16.6% from its closing high Feb. 12 but has jumped 32.5% from its 2020 closing low set March 23. (All figures in this article exclude dividends.)

-- The S&P 500 Index was up 2.7% and ended 13.2% below its record closing level set Feb. 19.

-- The Nasdaq Composite Index soared 3.6% and ended 9.2% below its record closing high Feb. 19.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis said the U.S. economy had contracted at an annual rate of 4.8% (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gdp-sinks-48-in-the-first-quarter---biggest-drop-since-2008-and-worst-is-yet-to-come-2020-04-29) during the first quarter. Lawrence Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, predicted a much worse second quarter (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kudlow-calls-for-tax-regulatory-breaks-as-he-sees-worse-growth-in-second-quarter-2020-04-29) followed by a "big snapback" in economic growth during the second half of the year.

Meanwhile, states continued to update their plans to reopen (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-states-are-loosening-economic-shut-down-orders-texas-expected-to-announce-new-rules-soon-2020-04-23) various sections of their economies.

Shares of Gilead Sciences (GILD) jumped 6% after the company announced good results (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gilead-science-reports-positive-data-in-trial-of-remdesivir-as-treatment-for-covid-19-2020-04-29) from trials of its remdesivir medication on COVID-19 patients. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said remdesivir had "a clear-cut significant positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery" during the trials.

The Federal Open Market Committee released its policy statement (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/read-the-federal-reserves-april-statement-2020-04-29), announcing it would keep the federal funds rate in a target range of 0.00% to 0.25%, and that it would "use its tools and act as appropriate to support the economy." You can see all the recent Federal Reserve policy announcements here (https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases.htm).

Dow 30

Here's how all 30 of the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average performed Wednesday:

Company Ticker Price change - April 29 Price change - 2020 Price change - 2019

American Express Co. US:AXP 9.0% -22.8% 30.6%

Visa Inc. Class A US:V 6.2% -3.3% 42.4%

Boeing Co. US:BA 5.9% -57.3% 1.0%

Walt Disney Co. US:DIS 5.7% -22.4% 31.9%

Exxon Mobil Corp. US:XOM 5.5% -32.0% 2.3%

Chevron Corp. US:CVX 5.2% -21.5% 10.8%

Intel Corp. US:INTC 5.2% 3.3% 27.5%

Microsoft Corp. US:MSFT 4.5% 12.5% 55.3%

Dow Inc. US:DOW 4.5% -31.5% N/A

Caterpillar Inc. US:CAT 4.0% -18.7% 16.2%

United Technologies Corp. AR:UTX 3.8% -23.1% 40.6%

Apple Inc. US:AAPL 3.3% -2.0% 86.2%

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. US:JPM 2.7% -29.8% 42.8%

Cisco Systems Inc. US:CSCO 2.0% -9.6% 10.7%

Home Depot Inc. US:HD 1.9% 1.6% 27.1%

International Business Machines Corp. US:IBM 1.9% -4.0% 17.9%

Travelers Companies Inc. US:TRV 1.6% -22.6% 14.4%

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. US:GS 1.6% -17.4% 37.6%

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. US:WBA 1.6% -23.1% -13.7%

McDonald's Corp. US:MCD 1.0% -5.0% 11.3%

Coca-Cola Co. US:KO 0.8% -14.9% 16.9%

Pfizer Inc. US:PFE 0.6% -2.7% -10.2%

Verizon Communications Inc. US:VZ 0.5% -5.3% 9.2%

Procter & Gamble Co. US:PG 0.2% -6.3% 35.9%

UnitedHealth Group Inc. US:UNH -0.2% -2.2% 18.0%

Merck & Co. Inc. US:MRK -0.5% -11.2% 19.0%

Johnson & Johnson US:JNJ -0.8% 3.0% 13.0%

Nike Inc. Class B US:NKE -0.8% -13.1% 36.6%

3M Co. US:MMM -0.9% -11.4% -7.4%

Walmart Inc. US:WMT -3.4% 4.0% 27.6%

Source: FactSet

You can click on the tickers for more about each company, including current earnings coverage and important announcements.

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Among the benchmark's biggest gainers, shares of Boeing (BA) climbed 5.9% after the company announced production cuts, plans to reduce its staff by 10% and plans to gradually resume production of its grounded 737 Max (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/boeing-stock-rallies-as-wall-street-focuses-on-plane-makers-cash-flow-2020-04-29) this year.

S&P 500

Among the S&P 500, 395 stocks rose on Wednesday, with many of those hardest hit during the coronavirus crisis showing the greatest gains. Here are the benchmark's 20 best performers for the session:

Company Ticker Price change - April 29 Price change - 2020 Price change - 2019

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. US:NCLH 25% -71.9% 37.8%

Noble Energy Inc. US:NBL 23% -59.5% 32.4%

Apache Corp. US:APA 22% -49.0% -2.5%

Marathon Oil Corp. US:MRO 17% -56.9% -5.3%

TechnipFMC PLC US:FTI 16% -56.8% 9.5%

Diamondback Energy Inc. US:FANG 16% -52.4% 0.2%

Marathon Petroleum Corp. US:MPC 16% -45.2% 2.1%

Howmet Aerospace Inc. US:HWM 16% -44.5% 82.5%

Halliburton Co. US:HAL 16% -55.0% -7.9%

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. US:RCL 16% -64.0% 36.5%

Carnival Corp. US:CCL 15% -67.2% 3.1%

Alliance Data Systems Corp. US:ADS 15% -51.0% -25.2%

Devon Energy Corp. US:DVN 15% -51.4% 15.2%

Discover Financial Services US:DFS 15% -45.9% 43.8%

Valero Energy Corp. US:VLO 15% -29.2% 24.9%

Paycom Software Inc. US:PAYC 14% 2.0% 116.2%

Schlumberger NV US:SLB 13% -54.7% 11.4%

Synchrony Financial US:SYF 12% -41.5% 53.5%

Delta Air Lines Inc. US:DAL 12% -53.3% 17.2%

American Airlines Group Inc. US:AAL 12% -56.0% -10.7%

Source: FactSet


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