About Alliance Data Systems
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. The Company operates through three segments: LoyaltyOne, which provides coalition and short-term loyalty programs through the Company's Canadian AIR MILES Reward Program and BrandLoyalty; Epsilon, which provides end-to-end, integrated marketing solutions, and Card Services, which provides risk management solutions, account origination, funding, transaction processing, customer care, collections and marketing services for the Company's private label and co-brand retail credit card programs.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Business Services
- Industry: Business Services
- Sub-Industry: Data Processing & Outsourced Services
- Exchange: NYSE
- Symbol: ADS
- CUSIP: 01858110
- Previous Close: $242.42
- 50 Day Moving Average: $231.19
- 200 Day Moving Average: $219.64
- 52-Week Range: $185.02 - $245.11
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 33.35
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.61
- P/E Growth: 1.10
- Market Cap: $14.10B
- Outstanding Shares: 57,599,000
- Beta: 1.65
- Net Margins: 7.23%
- Return on Equity: 54.59%
- Return on Assets: 4.00%
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- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.38%
- Current Ratio: 1.10%
- Quick Ratio: 2.33%
What is Alliance Data Systems' stock symbol?
Alliance Data Systems trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ADS."
How often does Alliance Data Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Alliance Data Systems?
Alliance Data Systems announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share on Friday, March 17th. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 13th.
Where is Alliance Data Systems' stock going? Where will Alliance Data Systems' stock price be in 2017?
19 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Alliance Data Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $163.00 to $285.00. On average, they expect Alliance Data Systems' share price to reach $236.50 in the next twelve months.
When will Alliance Data Systems announce their earnings?
Alliance Data Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 19th 2017.
What are analysts saying about Alliance Data Systems stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Alliance Data Systems stock:
According to Zacks Investment Research, "Alliance Data Systems shares have outperformed the growth recorded for the Zacks categorized Financial Transaction Services industry over the past six months. Estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company's fourth-quarter 2016 earnings release. We believe Q4 results should get some support from its solid receivables growth in its Card Services segment. Moreover, it has been strengthening its balance sheet with financial flexibility to capitalize on strategic opportunities. Notably, the company raised its 2016 guidance for the second time with core EPS guidance increased to $16.90 and revenue expectation raised to $7.20 billion. However, we remain apprehensive owing to several challenges that limit profitability of the company. Its margin contraction from increasing expenses and dependence on limited clients for revenues pose concerns." (1/18/2017)
Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "recent credit trends suggest fundamental deterioration is likely."The brokerage said the company may miss its 2016 loss outlook of 5.5 percent (Stifel: 5.16 percent) and even more unlikely to hit 2017's 5.5 percent target (Stifel: 5.76 percent), prompting Stifel to take a "wait-and-see approach."[W]e now think mgmt's loss guidance is at risk. Although we still believe in the franchise and view the stock as undervalued, the market is overly sensitive to credit risk in this environment and as such, we prefer to take a more cautious approach," analyst Christopher Brendler wrote in a note.That said, Brendler still believes the stock is cheap and could "revalue sharply" higher if credit fears/anxieties prove overblown.Caution Remains PrudentHowever, the analyst noted that the recent delinquency trends suggest losses are inching higher, not lower."Although the NCO rate did fall more than we forecast (down 19 bps to 5.01 percent) and enabled ADS to meet its 2Q16 loss guidance, we think this is mostly due to elevated recoveries as GCO were flat m/m in the trust," Brendler continued. Related Link: A SOTP Analysis Of Alliance Data Systems Supports $250 Share Price, Says Pacific Crest"While recovery rate volatility is nothing new at ADS, we think the spike this month is likely unsustainable," the analyst added. Moreover, the analyst noted that the delinquency trends now enter the seasonally weakest part of the year. "We see fundamental deterioration at a time when most major card issuers are still reporting excellent credit trends. Although some of ADS's relative weakness can be attributed to its outsized loan growth, we also note a significant increase in lower-quality accounts according to ADS's internal credit scores," (7/18/2016)
Who owns Alliance Data Systems stock?
Alliance Data Systems' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Edgewood Management LLC (4.53%), State Street Corp (4.03%), FMR LLC (3.98%), Investec Asset Management LTD (1.41%), Ruffer LLP (1.03%) and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (0.89%). Company insiders that own Alliance Data Systems stock include Bruce K Anderson, Bryan A Pearson, Bryan J Kennedy, Charles L Horn, Edward J Heffernan, Holdings LP Valueact, Laura Santillan, Leigh Ann K Epperson, Roger H Ballou and Valueact Capital Master Fund,.
Who sold Alliance Data Systems stock? Who is selling Alliance Data Systems stock?
Alliance Data Systems' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Investec Asset Management LTD, Denver Investment Advisors LLC, Van Den Berg Management I Inc., Baird Financial Group Inc., Guggenheim Capital LLC, First Republic Investment Management Inc. and Crosslink Capital Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Alliance Data Systems stock in the last year include Bruce K Anderson, Charles L Horn and Roger H Ballou.
Who bought Alliance Data Systems stock? Who is buying Alliance Data Systems stock?
Alliance Data Systems' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ruffer LLP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, FMR LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, State Street Corp and Folger Hill Asset Management LP. Company insiders that have bought Alliance Data Systems stock in the last two years include Bryan J Kennedy, Holdings LP Valueact and Valueact Capital Master Fund,.
How do I buy Alliance Data Systems stock?
Shares of Alliance Data Systems can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
How much does a share of Alliance Data Systems stock cost?
One share of Alliance Data Systems stock can currently be purchased for approximately $244.81.