Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 19th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.52 per share by the business services provider on Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 13th.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a payout ratio of 12.1% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect Alliance Data Systems Corporation to earn $20.13 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $2.08 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 10.3%.

Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) opened at $229.72 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.23, a current ratio of 1.78 and a quick ratio of 2.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,799.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.78. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 1-year low of $198.06 and a 1-year high of $266.25.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The business services provider reported $5.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.80 by $0.55. The firm had revenue of $1.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.97 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a return on equity of 62.95% and a net margin of 7.09%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $4.74 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Alliance Data Systems Corporation will post 17.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on ADS shares. Argus started coverage on Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $309.00 price objective for the company. Barclays PLC cut Alliance Data Systems Corporation from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $285.00 to $265.00 in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $208.00 price objective on Alliance Data Systems Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub cut Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $235.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $257.00.

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Alliance Data Systems Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, July 27th that authorizes the company to buyback $500.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the business services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

About Alliance Data Systems Corporation

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.

Dividend History for Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS)

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