Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) CFO Charles L. Horn sold 1,290 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $234.53, for a total transaction of $302,543.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) opened at 228.71 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.17 and a beta of 1.63. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $210.55 and its 200 day moving average is $211.57. Alliance Data Systems Corp. has a 52-week low of $176.63 and a 52-week high of $290.30.

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The company reported $4.74 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $4.44 by $0.30. The firm earned $1.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.78 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corp. had a return on equity of 50.86% and a net margin of 9.59%. The firm’s revenue was up 13.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $3.95 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Alliance Data Systems Corp. will post $16.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 1st. Alliance Data Systems Corp.’s payout ratio is 22.01%.

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ADS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $246.00 target price on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a report on Thursday, September 1st. JMP Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a report on Thursday, November 17th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $238.00 target price on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $235.00 target price on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. in a report on Friday, October 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $257.68.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Alta Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 6.2% in the second quarter. Alta Capital Management LLC now owns 98,689 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,335,000 after buying an additional 5,750 shares during the last quarter. QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd boosted its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 335.7% in the second quarter. QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd now owns 6,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,195,000 after buying an additional 4,700 shares during the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp. during the second quarter valued at $862,000. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI boosted its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 70.8% in the second quarter. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI now owns 12,477 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,444,000 after buying an additional 5,170 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corp. by 47.8% in the second quarter. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. now owns 2,380 shares of the company’s stock valued at $466,000 after buying an additional 770 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.38% of the company’s stock.

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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