Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) – Dougherty & Co dropped their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. Dougherty & Co analyst R. Mattson now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings of $3.96 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $4.36.

ADS has been the subject of a number of other reports. TheStreet cut shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from $240.00 to $265.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $258.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. BMO Capital Markets lowered shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $235.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Wedbush began coverage on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $225.00 price target for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $268.43.

Earnings History and Estimates for Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS)

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) traded down 0.54% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $207.15. 254,909 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Alliance Data Systems Corp. has a 12-month low of $176.63 and a 12-month high of $303.75. The firm has a market cap of $12.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.79 and a beta of 1.51. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $211.15 and its 200 day moving average price is $211.04.

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $3.68 earnings per share for the quarter, topping 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. had a net margin of 8.85% and a return on equity of 47.99%. The company’s revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $3.32 earnings per share.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ADS. Alta Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 1.9% in the third quarter. Alta Capital Management LLC now owns 100,591 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,579,000 after buying an additional 1,902 shares during the period. MSI Financial Services Inc raised its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 37.2% in the third quarter. MSI Financial Services Inc now owns 520 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 141 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 26.2% in the third quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 22,174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,757,000 after buying an additional 4,600 shares during the period. Hills Bank & Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. during the third quarter valued at about $892,000. Finally, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. during the third quarter valued at about $8,830,000. 91.31% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Alliance Data Systems Corp. Company Profile

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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