Traders bought shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) on weakness during trading hours 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

A number of research analysts have commented on ADS shares. Vetr lowered Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $248.36 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $227.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. Barclays PLC lowered their price target on Alliance Data Systems Corp. from $280.00 to $240.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, Pacific Crest reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $250.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research report on Friday, July 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target 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 cap of $12.29 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.13.

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $3.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.59 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.64 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $3.32 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Alliance Data Systems Corp. will post $16.88 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 stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) by 37.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund 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 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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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