NYSE:ADS - Alliance Data Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $164.80 +1.78 (+1.09 %) (As of 04/25/2019 07:49 AM ET)Previous Close$163.02Today's Range$161.77 - $166.1252-Week Range$142.58 - $250.27Volume726,190 shsAverage Volume783,581 shsMarket Capitalization$8.63 billionP/E Ratio7.64Dividend Yield1.55%Beta1.78 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Card Services. 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. It also focuses on facilitating and managing interactions between its clients and their customers through various consumer marketing channels, including in-store, online, email, social media, mobile, direct mail, and telephone. The company captures and analyzes data created during each customer interaction, leveraging the insight derived from that data to enable clients to identify and acquire new customers and to enhance customer loyalty. It serves clients across various end-markets, including financial services, specialty retail, grocery and drugstore chains, petroleum retail, automotive, hospitality and travel, telecommunications, insurance, and healthcare. Alliance Data Systems Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. Receive ADS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ADS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNYSE:ADS Previous Symbol CUSIP01858110 CIK1101215 Webwww.alliancedata.com Phone214-494-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio6.77 Current Ratio2.15 Quick Ratio2.13Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.64 Forward P/E Ratio7.99 P/E Growth0.67 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.79 billion Price / Sales1.11 Cash Flow$31.9380 per share Price / Cash Flow5.16 Book Value$42.81 per share Price / Book3.85Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$21.56 Net Income$963.10 million Net Margins12.36% Return on Equity54.62% Return on Assets4.03%Miscellaneous Employees20,000 Outstanding Shares52,380,000Market Cap$8.63 billion Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) Frequently Asked Questions 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.63 per share on Tuesday, March 19th. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 20th. This is a positive change from Alliance Data Systems's previous quarterly dividend of $0.57. View Alliance Data Systems' Dividend History. How will Alliance Data Systems' stock buyback program work? Alliance Data Systems declared that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Monday, July 30th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Alliance Data Systems' earnings last quarter? Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 7th. The business services provider reported $7.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $6.78 by $0.26. The business services provider earned $2.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.13 billion. Alliance Data Systems had a net margin of 12.36% and a return on equity of 54.62%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $6.26 earnings per share. View Alliance Data Systems' Earnings History. When is Alliance Data Systems' next earnings date? Alliance Data Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Alliance Data Systems. How can I listen to Alliance Data Systems' earnings call? Alliance Data Systems will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 25th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What guidance has Alliance Data Systems issued on next quarter's earnings? Alliance Data Systems issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $22.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $24.64. The company issued revenue guidance of ~$8.1 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.25 billion.Alliance Data Systems also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $22.00-22.00 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ADS? 13 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Alliance Data Systems' stock. Their predictions range from $171.00 to $290.00. On average, they expect Alliance Data Systems' share price to reach $222.5455 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 35.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Alliance Data Systems. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Alliance Data Systems? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alliance Data Systems in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Alliance Data Systems. Has Alliance Data Systems been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about ADS stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems earned a news sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Alliance Data Systems' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Alliance Data Systems include eBay (EBAY), Pinduoduo (PDD), First Data (FDC), Ctrip.Com International (CTRP), Global Payments (GPN), Mercadolibre (MELI), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), Msci (MSCI), Total System Services (TSS), CoStar Group (CSGP), LYFT (LYFT), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR), Akamai Technologies (AKAM), Nielsen (NLSN) and WEX (WEX). What other stocks do shareholders of Alliance Data Systems own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Alliance Data Systems investors own include Hawkins (HWKN), CA (CA), BlackRock (BLK), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Endologix (ELGX), Micron Technology (MU), Celgene (CELG), Boeing (BA), Biogen (BIIB) and Netflix (NFLX). Who are Alliance Data Systems' key executives? Alliance Data Systems' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Edward J. Heffernan, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)Mr. Charles L. Horn, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)Mr. Bryan A. Pearson, Exec. VP & Pres of LoyaltyOne (Age 55)Mr. Bryan J. Kennedy, Exec. VP (Age 50)Ms. Melisa A. Miller, Exec. VP & Pres of Card Services (Age 60) Who are Alliance Data Systems' major shareholders? Alliance Data Systems' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Chicago Capital LLC (0.31%), Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN (0.14%), Thompson Investment Management Inc. (0.09%), Bell Asset Management Ltd (0.09%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.05%) and Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.04%). Company insiders that own Alliance Data Systems stock include Bryan A Pearson, Charles L Horn, Edward J Heffernan, Holdings LP Valueact, Melisa A Miller and Valueact Capital Master Fund,. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Alliance Data Systems. Which institutional investors are selling Alliance Data Systems stock? ADS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio, Brinker Capital Inc., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN, BB&T Corp, Redmond Asset Management LLC and Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Alliance Data Systems company stock in the last year include Bryan A Pearson, Charles L Horn, Holdings LP Valueact and Valueact Capital Master Fund,. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alliance Data Systems. Which institutional investors are buying Alliance Data Systems stock? ADS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Chicago Capital LLC, Pacer Advisors Inc., Denali Advisors LLC, Thompson Investment Management Inc., Cozad Asset Management Inc., Pennsylvania Trust Co, Pennsylvania Trust Co and Meeder Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Alliance Data Systems stock in the last two years include Holdings LP Valueact and Valueact Capital Master Fund,. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alliance Data Systems. How do I buy shares of Alliance Data Systems? Shares of ADS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Alliance Data Systems' stock price today? One share of ADS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $164.80. How big of a company is Alliance Data Systems? Alliance Data Systems has a market capitalization of $8.63 billion and generates $7.79 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $963.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $21.56 on an earnings per share basis. Alliance Data Systems employs 20,000 workers across the globe. What is Alliance Data Systems' official website? The official website for Alliance Data Systems is http://www.alliancedata.com. How can I contact Alliance Data Systems? Alliance Data Systems' mailing address is 7500 DALLAS PARKWAY SUITE 700, PLANO TX, 75024. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 214-494-3000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE ADS)Community Ranking: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 623 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 613 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,236MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Alliance Data Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ADS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ADS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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