Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) – Equities researchers at Dougherty & Co reduced their Q3 2016 earnings estimates for Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research report issued on Monday. Dougherty & Co analyst R. Mattson now expects that the brokerage will post earnings of $4.18 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $4.20. Dougherty & Co also issued estimates for Alliance Data Systems Corp.’s Q2 2017 earnings at $4.09 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $4.38 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $5.25 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $17.69 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $20.65 EPS.

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 company earned $1.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corp. had a return on equity of 47.99% and a net margin of 8.85%. The firm’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.

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

ADS has been the subject of a number of other research reports. JMP Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. Barclays PLC dropped their price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from $280.00 to $240.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Pacific Crest reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $250.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a report on Friday, July 15th. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, Wedbush started coverage on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a report on Thursday, September 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $225.00 price objective for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, fifteen 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 a consensus price target of $268.43.

Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) opened at 208.27 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $12.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.93 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. has a 1-year low of $176.63 and a 1-year high of $303.75.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ADS. First Interstate Bank acquired a new position in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $129,000. IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 1.3% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 620 shares of the company’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA raised its position in Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 198.4% in the second quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 755 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 502 shares in the last quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co raised its position in Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 53.4% in the second quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 873 shares of the company’s stock valued at $171,000 after buying an additional 304 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 91.6% in the second quarter. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 893 shares of the company’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 427 shares in the last quarter. 91.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Alliance Data Systems Corp.

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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