Traders purchased shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $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 28th 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 firms recently weighed in on ADS. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $246.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research report on Thursday. Credit Suisse Group AG lowered Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $233.00 to $290.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $258.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Jefferies Group lifted their target price on Alliance Data Systems Corp. from $240.00 to $265.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 25th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $273.21.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $215.23 and a 200 day moving average of $210.19. The stock has a market cap of $12.29 billion and a PE ratio of 26.13.

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $3.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.59 by $0.09. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $3.32 earnings per share. The firm earned $1.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corp.’s revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Alliance Data Systems Corp. will post $16.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Alliance Data Systems Corp. stock. State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) by 37.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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