Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) is set to release its Q316 earnings data on Thursday, October 20th. Analysts expect Alliance Data Systems Corp. to post earnings of $4.44 per share and revenue of $1.78 billion for the quarter. Alliance Data Systems Corp. has set its Q3 guidance at $4.42 EPS and its FY16 guidance at $16.85 EPS.Investors that wish to register for the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $3.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 return on equity of 47.99% and a net margin of 8.85%. The company’s revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $3.32 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Alliance Data Systems Corp. to post $16.88 EPS for the current fiscal year and $18.96 EPS for the next fiscal year.

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

Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) opened at 211.07 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $212.24 and a 200 day moving average price of $210.78. Alliance Data Systems Corp. has a one year low of $176.63 and a one year high of $303.75. The firm has a market cap of $12.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.28 and a beta of 1.51.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on ADS. Barclays PLC reduced their price target on Alliance Data Systems Corp. from $280.00 to $240.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Pacific Crest restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $250.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $268.43.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 17.5% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 1,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $231,000 after buying an additional 176 shares during the period. Bank of Nova Scotia boosted its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 4.4% in the second quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 1,188 shares of the company’s stock worth $233,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. A.R.T. Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. during the second quarter worth about $279,000. Cleararc Capital Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 0.7% in the second quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 1,443 shares of the company’s stock worth $283,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the period. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. during the second quarter worth about $303,000. 91.39% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other 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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