Investors purchased shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) on weakness during trading on Friday. $33.64 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $26.96 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $6.68 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Alliance Data Systems Corp. had the 58th highest net in-flow for the day. Alliance Data Systems Corp. traded down ($0.29) for the day and closed at $209.90

ADS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $235.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 18th. Barclays PLC reduced their price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from $280.00 to $240.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Credit Suisse Group AG downgraded shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $233.00 to $290.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Alliance Data Systems Corp. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $273.21.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $215.23 and its 200-day moving average is $210.19. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.29 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.13.

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $3.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.59 by $0.09. The business earned $1.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $3.32 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Alliance Data Systems Corp. will post $16.85 earnings per share for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp. stock. State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its position in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) by 37.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 26,367 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,170 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Alliance Data Systems Corp. were worth $7,293,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer-based businesses in a range of industries. The Company offers a portfolio of integrated outsourced marketing solutions, including customer loyalty programs, database marketing services, end-to-end marketing services, analytics and creative services, direct marketing services, and private label and co-brand retail credit card programs.

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