NYSE:ADS - Alliance Data Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$173.21 +6.24 (+3.74 %)
(As of 02/17/2019 03:01 PM ET)
Previous Close$173.21
Today's Range$168.69 - $173.7550
52-Week Range$142.58 - $250.27
Volume779,640 shs
Average Volume772,450 shs
Market Capitalization$9.44 billion
P/E Ratio8.03
Dividend Yield1.37%
Beta1.88
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
CUSIP01858110
Phone214-494-3000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.79 billion
Cash Flow$32.3153 per share
Book Value$42.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$963.10 million

Miscellaneous

Employees20,000
Market Cap$9.44 billion
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 7th. Stockholders 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 1.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 20th. This is an increase 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 of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Monday, July 30th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Alliance Data Systems' earnings last quarter?

Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) released its earnings results on Thursday, February, 7th. The business services provider reported $7.04 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $6.78 by $0.26. The business services provider had revenue of $2.06 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 period last year, the company earned $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 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Alliance Data Systems.

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 (EPS) 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?

22 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Alliance Data Systems' stock. Their forecasts range from $171.00 to $313.00. On average, they expect Alliance Data Systems' stock price to reach $238.5556 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 37.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Alliance Data Systems.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Alliance Data Systems?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alliance Data Systems in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 12 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 been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems earned a media sentiment score of -2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Alliance Data Systems' key competitors?

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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include ValueAct Holdings L.P. (9.56%), BlackRock Inc. (5.99%), Boston Partners (2.36%), Parnassus Investments CA (2.30%), Northern Trust Corp (1.84%) and Bank of Montreal Can (1.24%). Company insiders that own Alliance Data Systems stock include Bryan A Pearson, Charles L Horn, Edward J Heffernan, Holdings LP Valueact, Laura Santillan, Melisa A Miller and Valueact Capital Master Fund,. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Alliance Data Systems.

Which major investors are selling Alliance Data Systems stock?

ADS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ValueAct Holdings L.P., Sustainable Growth Advisers LP, Acadian Asset Management LLC, United Services Automobile Association, Bank of Montreal Can, Millennium Management LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC and Wedge Capital Management L L P NC. Company insiders that have sold Alliance Data Systems company stock in the last year include Bryan A Pearson, Charles L Horn, Holdings LP Valueact, Melisa A Miller and Valueact Capital Master Fund,. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alliance Data Systems.

Which major investors are buying Alliance Data Systems stock?

ADS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, BlackRock Inc., Mackay Shields LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Prudential PLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Pacifica Capital Investments LLC and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $173.21.

How big of a company is Alliance Data Systems?

Alliance Data Systems has a market capitalization of $9.44 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:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  611 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  579 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,190
MarketBeat'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.
This page was last updated on 2/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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