A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS):

  • 8/10/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation had its “fair value” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $232.44 price target on the stock, up previously from $174.00.
  • 8/3/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $302.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/30/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Argus. They now have a $290.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $309.00.
  • 7/28/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $280.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/24/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/21/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a $265.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $285.00.
  • 7/14/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Alliance Data have underperformed the Zacks categorized Financial Transaction Services industry, year to date. There were no earning momentums in the last 30 days. The company is set to report second-quarter results on Jul 20. As per our proven model a Zacks Rank #3 when combined with an Earnings ESP of 0.00% makes prediction difficult. Alliance Data remains well positioned for growth from significant opportunities owing to the current trend in consumer-based businesses shifting their marketing spends to data-driven marketing strategies. Solid receivables growth in Card Services, along with strength in LoyaltyOne and Epsilon segments, should continue to drive top-line growth. For 2017, Core EPS is expected at $18.50 on $7.7 billion revenues. However, we remain apprehensive owing to several challenges that limit profitability of the company. These include increasing expenses and dependence on limited clients for revenues.”
  • 7/14/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $270.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/13/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation is now covered by analysts at Argus. They set a “buy” rating and a $309.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/10/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $278.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/23/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 6/21/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Alliance Data Systems remains well positioned for growth from significant opportunities owing to the current trend in consumer-based businesses shifting their marketing spends to data-driven marketing strategies. Solid receivables growth in Card Services, along with strength in LoyaltyOne and Epsilon segments, should continue to drive top-line growth. For 2017, the company expects Core EPS is expected at $18.50 on $7.7 billion revenues. However, we remain apprehensive owing to several challenges that limit profitability of the company. These include increasing expenses and dependence on limited clients for revenues. With respect to quarterly results, Alliance Data Systems’ first quarter earnings met our expectations. Though Epsilon and Card Services delivered solid performance results at LoyaltyOne were weak. Also, shares of the company have underperformed the Zacks categorized Financial Transaction Services industry, year to date.”
  • 6/20/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $288.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Alliance Data Systems remains well positioned for growth from significant opportunities owing to the current trend in consumer-based businesses shifting their marketing spends to data-driven marketing strategies. Solid receivables growth in Card Services, along with strength in LoyaltyOne and Epsilon segments, should continue to drive top-line growth. For 2017, the company expects Core EPS is expected at $18.50 on $7.7 billion revenues. However, we remain apprehensive owing to several challenges that limit profitability of the company. These include increasing expenses and dependence on limited clients for revenues. With respect to quarterly results, Alliance Data Systems’ first quarter earnings met our expectations. Though Epsilon and Card Services delivered solid performance results at LoyaltyOne were weak. Also, shares of the company have underperformed the Zacks categorized Financial Transaction Services industry, year to date.”
  • 6/20/2017 – Alliance Data Systems Corporation was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE ADS) opened at 222.21 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $249.92 and its 200-day moving average price is $244.76. The stock has a market cap of $12.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.34 and a beta of 1.76. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 12-month low of $193.67 and a 12-month high of $266.25.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $3.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.47 by $0.37. The business had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a net margin of 6.77% and a return on equity of 59.67%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $3.68 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Alliance Data Systems Corporation will post $18.06 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.94%. Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 23.69%.

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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