Alliance Data Systems Company Profile (NYSE:ADS)

About Alliance Data Systems

Alliance Data Systems logoAlliance 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
Key Metrics:
  • 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
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 7.23%
  • Return on Equity: 54.59%
  • Return on Assets: 4.00%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.38%
  • Current Ratio: 1.10%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.33%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.37)
Consensus Price Target: $236.50 (3.39% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/29/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
1/26/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
12/19/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingSell$163.00View Rating Details
12/9/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$260.00 -> $255.00View Rating Details
12/5/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
12/4/2016GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/4/2016Compass PointInitiated CoverageSell$168.00View Rating Details
10/21/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$235.00View Rating Details
10/4/2016JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/5/2016Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOverweight$270.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016WedbushInitiated CoverageNeutral$225.00View Rating Details
9/1/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$246.00View Rating Details
7/18/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
7/15/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingOverweight$250.00View Rating Details
7/12/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
4/26/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$228.00View Rating Details
4/17/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/12/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price Target$242.00 -> $243.00View Rating Details
4/11/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingBuy$276.00 -> $285.00View Rating Details
2/17/2016Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperform$287.00 -> $275.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Lower Price TargetBuy$350.00 -> $300.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016StephensReiterated RatingOverweight$350.00 -> $275.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsLower Price Target$349.00 -> $294.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016Evercore ISILower Price TargetBuy$292.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016Dougherty & CoLower Price TargetBuy$400.00 -> $360.00View Rating Details
12/17/2015Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageBuy$320.00View Rating Details
9/30/2015Cowen and CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperform$327.00View Rating Details
4/21/2015NomuraBoost Price TargetBuy$315.00 -> $335.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/19/2017        
1/26/2017Q416$4.66$4.67$1.94 billion$1.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$4.44$4.74$1.78 billion$1.89 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q216$3.59$3.68$1.64 billion$1.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$3.83$3.84$1.70 billion$1.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$4.11$4.13$1.80 billion$1.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$3.93$3.95$1.55 billion$1.59 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$3.25$3.32$1.52 billion$1.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/16/2015Q115$3.23$3.65$1.54 billion$1.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$3.32$3.45$1.48 billion$1.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2014Q314$3.31$3.47$1.33 million$1.32 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$2.73$2.90$1.25 billion$1.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q1$2.72$2.79$1.26 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$2.33$2.39$1.13 billion$1.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q313$2.65$2.67$1.07 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$2.30$2.41$1.03 billion$1.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/18/2013Q1 2013$2.51$2.55$1.05 billion$1.05 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$1.79$1.84$941.10 million$972.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$2.23$2.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$1.91$2.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012$2.19$2.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2012$1.49$1.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011$1.90$2.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011$1.65$1.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$1.68$2.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2011$1.42$1.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $18.49 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $21.08 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$3.57$3.93$3.75
Q2 20162$3.30$3.49$3.40
Q3 20162$4.18$4.39$4.29
Q4 20162$4.49$4.57$4.53
Q1 20173$3.96$4.18$4.04
Q2 20173$3.74$4.29$4.04
Q3 20172$4.38$4.66$4.52
Q4 20172$5.25$5.34$5.30
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)
Annual Dividend:$2.08
Dividend Yield:0.85%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:28.42% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
11.25% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
9.87% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
1/26/2017quarterly$0.520.94%2/13/20172/15/20173/17/2017
10/20/2016quarterly$0.5211/1/201611/3/201612/16/2016
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.75%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/7/2017Roger H. BallouDirectorSell648$225.71$146,260.08View SEC Filing  
1/26/2017Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderBuy57,400$218.56$12,545,344.00View SEC Filing  
1/24/2017Holdings L.P. ValueactMajor ShareholderBuy40,000$225.89$9,035,600.00View SEC Filing  
1/24/2017Valueact Capital Master Fund,InsiderBuy210,100$228.35$47,976,335.00View SEC Filing  
1/23/2017Holdings L.P. ValueactMajor ShareholderBuy170,100$228.93$38,940,993.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2016Bryan J. KennedyEVPBuy238$231.11$55,004.18View SEC Filing  
11/25/2016Charles L. HornCFOSell1,290$234.53$302,543.70View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Bruce K AndersonDirectorSell354$221.70$78,481.80View SEC Filing  
2/11/2016Bryan A. PearsonEVPSell3,724$180.78$673,224.72View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Bryan J. KennedyEVPSell7,724$179.00$1,382,596.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2015Bryan A. PearsonEVPSell4,000$273.97$1,095,880.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015Edward J. HeffernanCEOSell21,482$294.96$6,336,330.72View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015Roger H BallouDirectorSell1,250$271.57$339,462.50View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Bryan A PearsonEVPSell4,000$310.57$1,242,280.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Laura SantillanSVPSell3,706$309.88$1,148,415.28View SEC Filing  
4/21/2015Bryan A PearsonEVPSell6,000$303.88$1,823,280.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2015Leigh Ann K EppersonSVPSell1,168$300.03$350,435.04View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Charles L HornCFOSell8,333$300.30$2,502,399.90View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Bruce K AndersonDirectorSell886$281.54$249,444.44View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014Bryan A PearsonEVPSell11,500$260.76$2,998,740.00View SEC Filing  
7/21/2014Edward J HeffernanCEOSell19,337$267.39$5,170,520.43View SEC Filing  
7/21/2014Roger H BallouDirectorSell1,250$267.69$334,612.50View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Bryan KennedyEVPSell15,000$283.88$4,258,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Leigh Ann EppersonSVPSell1,261$287.64$362,714.04View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Melisa MillerEVPSell6,978$287.72$2,007,710.16View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014Bryan PearsonEVPSell5,346$281.48$1,504,792.08View SEC Filing  
11/19/2013Bryan KennedyEVPSell3,000$247.79$743,370.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2013Roger BallouDirectorSell2,512$240.57$604,311.84View SEC Filing  
10/21/2013Edward J HeffernanCEOSell34,735$232.36$8,071,024.60View SEC Filing  
10/21/2013Leigh Ann K EppersonSVPSell1,168$232.00$270,976.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Laura SantillanSVPSell2,000$205.05$410,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Bruce AndersonDirectorSell1,423$202.66$288,385.18View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Leigh Ann K EppersonSVPSell1,730$202.61$350,515.30View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Charles L HornCFOSell2,800$182.35$510,580.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Roger H BallouDirectorSell7,271$183.96$1,337,573.16View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)
DateHeadline
News IconWatching the Levels on Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) - Piedmont Register (NYSE:ADS)
piedmontregister.com - February 23 at 8:30 PM
realistinvestor.com logoThe Growth Forecast For Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) (NYSE:ADS)
www.realistinvestor.com - February 23 at 1:23 AM
marketexclusive.com logoALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION (NYSE:ADS) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure (NYSE:ADS)
marketexclusive.com - February 23 at 1:23 AM
News IconMarket View: Looking at the Technicals for Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) - Davidson Register (NYSE:ADS)
davidsonregister.com - February 22 at 8:21 PM
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247wallst.com - February 21 at 3:37 PM
News IconCompany Spotlight on Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) - Providence Standard (NYSE:ADS)
providencestandard.com - February 21 at 3:37 PM
News IconAre Analysts Optimistic About Where Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) is Heading? - Winfield Review (NYSE:ADS)
winfieldreview.com - February 18 at 3:19 PM
capitalcube.com logoAlliance Data Systems Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ADS-US : February 17, 2017 (NYSE:ADS)
www.capitalcube.com - February 17 at 6:46 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Ex (NYSE:ADS)
biz.yahoo.com - February 17 at 6:46 PM
marketnewsvideo.com logoAlliance Data Systems Corp. Now #333 Largest Company, Surpassing Textron (NYSE:ADS)
www.marketnewsvideo.com - February 16 at 6:43 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlliance Data Provides Card Services Performance Update For January 2017 (NYSE:ADS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:43 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:ADS)
biz.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:43 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo7:37 am Alliance Data provides an update on its Card Services segment for January; reaffirms the net loss rate is consistent with maintaining the Co's full year guidance of $7.7 bln in total revenue, $18.50 in core EPS, and a net loss rate (NYSE:ADS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:43 AM
marketwatch.com logoUnder Armour downgraded as CEO’s praise of Trump creates ‘reputational risk’ (NYSE:ADS)
www.marketwatch.com - February 16 at 6:43 AM
News IconInvestor Corner: Checking the Numbers on Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) - Rives Journal (NYSE:ADS)
rivesjournal.com - February 14 at 3:35 PM
News IconAre Insiders Stocking Up on Their Own Shares? Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) Update - Winfield Review (NYSE:ADS)
winfieldreview.com - February 13 at 8:33 PM
prnewswire.com logoAlliance Data to Participate at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Cards, Payments & Financial Technology Symposium - PR Newswire (press release) (NYSE:ADS)
www.prnewswire.com - February 13 at 3:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlliance Data to Participate at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Cards, Payments & Financial Technology Symposium (NYSE:ADS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 13 at 3:30 PM
4-traders.com logoALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION : ex-dividend day (NYSE:ADS)
www.4-traders.com - February 13 at 1:23 AM
News IconCompany Stock Watch: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) - Providence Standard (NYSE:ADS)
providencestandard.com - February 10 at 8:42 PM
nasdaq.com logoAlliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2017 - Nasdaq (NYSE:ADS)
www.nasdaq.com - February 10 at 3:41 PM
News IconNumbers in Focus for Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) - The Standard (NYSE:ADS)
6milestandard.com - February 9 at 3:20 PM
News IconLarge Buying Action and Inflow of Money Witnessed in Alliance Data Systems Corporation - Highland Mirror (NYSE:ADS)
www.highlandmirror.com - February 8 at 8:25 PM
News IconReading the Numbers on Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) - Rives Journal (NYSE:ADS)
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aikenadvocate.com - February 6 at 8:26 PM
News IconAlliance Data Systems Corp Valuation – February 2017 $ADS (NYSE:ADS)
www.moderngraham.com - February 4 at 8:27 PM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Alliance Data Systems Corp. : February 2, 2017 (NYSE:ADS)
www.capitalcube.com - February 2 at 3:21 PM
realistinvestor.com logoAlliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) Analysts Rating At 1.86 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:ADS)
www.realistinvestor.com - January 31 at 8:28 PM
marketwatch.com logoUnder Armour suffers multiple downgrades on fears the ‘growth story’ is ending (NYSE:ADS)
www.marketwatch.com - January 31 at 8:28 PM
News IconAlliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) Stock Formed Bullish Wedge Up. What To Expect? (NYSE:ADS)
randolphguide.com - January 31 at 1:33 AM
News IconSell-side is Weighing in on Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) Earnings - Aiken Advocate (NYSE:ADS)
aikenadvocate.com - January 30 at 3:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAnalysts' Actions -- Air Products, Disney, Colgate-Palmolive, Noble and More (NYSE:ADS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 30 at 3:31 PM
News IconMarket Check: Narrowing in on Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) - Gilbert Daily (NYSE:ADS)
gilbertdaily.com - January 28 at 9:04 PM
capitalcube.com logoAlliance Data Systems Corp. :ADS-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : January 27, 2017 (NYSE:ADS)
www.capitalcube.com - January 27 at 3:44 PM
nasdaq.com logoAlliance Data Systems Corporation Q4 Income Climbs 7% (NYSE:ADS)
www.nasdaq.com - January 27 at 1:38 AM
seekingalpha.com logoAlliance Data Systems Corporation 2018 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides (NYSE:ADS)
seekingalpha.com - January 27 at 1:38 AM
marketexclusive.com logoInsider Trading Activity Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) – Insider Bought 210,100 shares of Stock (NYSE:ADS)
marketexclusive.com - January 27 at 1:38 AM
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twincountynews.com - January 27 at 1:38 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAlliance Data Reports Full-Year 2016 Results (NYSE:ADS)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 1:38 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosur (NYSE:ADS)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 1:38 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoAlliance Data meets 4Q profit forecasts (NYSE:ADS)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 1:38 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoAlliance Data Systems Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 8:30 am ET today (NYSE:ADS)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 1:38 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAlliance Data's (ADS) Q4 Core Earnings Improve Y/Y (NYSE:ADS)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 1:38 AM
seekingalpha.com logoAlliance Data Systems' (ADS) CEO Edward Heffernan on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:ADS)
seekingalpha.com - January 26 at 8:37 PM
marketexclusive.com logoALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION (NYSE:ADS) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition - Market Exclusive (NYSE:ADS)
marketexclusive.com - January 26 at 8:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ADS earnings conference call or presentation 26-Jan-17 1:30pm GMT (NYSE:ADS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 26 at 8:37 PM
News IconEarnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:ADS)
wsbeacon.com - January 26 at 3:35 PM
News IconAlliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to Post $4.41 Earnings Per Share: Analysts - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:ADS)
wsbeacon.com - January 26 at 3:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlliance Data Reports Full-Year 2016 Results - Yahoo Finance (NYSE:ADS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 26 at 3:35 PM
benzinga.com logoAlliance Data Systems Lower After Mixed Q4 Report, Lower Guidance - Benzinga (NYSE:ADS)
www.benzinga.com - January 26 at 3:35 PM

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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.

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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff