NYSE:ADS - Alliance Data Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $173.18 -2.31 (-1.32 %) (As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$175.49Today's Range$172.76 - $175.0052-Week Range$172.76 - $278.33Volume514,500 shsAverage Volume581,610 shsMarket Capitalization$9.77 billionP/E Ratio9.47Dividend Yield1.27%Beta1.7 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 Webwww.alliancedata.com Phone214-494-3000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio7.32 Current Ratio2.41 Quick Ratio2.38 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.47 Forward P/E Ratio8.04 P/E Growth0.68 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.72 billion Price / Sales1.22 Cash Flow$27.3155 per share Price / Cash Flow6.34 Book Value$33.58 per share Price / Book5.16 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$18.28 Net Income$788.70 million Net Margins12.11% Return on Equity56.33% Return on Assets3.92% Miscellaneous Employees20,000 Outstanding Shares54,470,000Market Cap$9.77 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 14th will be given a dividend of $0.57 per share on Wednesday, December 19th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 13th. View Alliance Data Systems' Dividend History. How will Alliance Data Systems' stock buyback program work? Alliance Data Systems announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Monday, July 30th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Alliance Data Systems' earnings last quarter? Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) issued its earnings results on Thursday, October, 18th. The business services provider reported $6.26 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $6.19 by $0.07. The business services provider earned $2.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.03 billion. Alliance Data Systems had a return on equity of 56.33% and a net margin of 12.11%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $5.35 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, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Alliance Data Systems. What guidance has Alliance Data Systems issued on next quarter's earnings? Alliance Data Systems updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 18th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 22.50-23.0 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $22.73. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.2 billion (pro forma), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.09 billion.Alliance Data Systems also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $22.50-23.00 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ADS? 21 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Alliance Data Systems' stock. Their forecasts range from $206.00 to $313.00. On average, they expect Alliance Data Systems' share price to reach $254.5789 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 47.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Alliance Data Systems. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Alliance Data Systems? 21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alliance Data Systems in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Alliance Data Systems. Has Alliance Data Systems been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about ADS stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems earned a media sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Alliance Data Systems' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Alliance Data Systems include Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), NetEase (NTES), eBay (EBAY), Worldpay (WP), Pinduoduo (PDD), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), First Data (FDC), Global Payments (GPN), Mercadolibre (MELI), Ctrip.Com International (CTRP), Total System Services (TSS), Msci (MSCI), CoStar Group (CSGP), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) and Akamai Technologies (AKAM). Who are Alliance Data Systems' key executives? Alliance Data Systems' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Edward J. Heffernan, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 55)Mr. Charles L. Horn, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57)Mr. Bryan A. Pearson, Exec. VP & Pres of LoyaltyOne (Age 54)Mr. Bryan J. Kennedy, Exec. VP (Age 49)Ms. Melisa A. Miller, Exec. VP & Pres of Card Services (Age 59) Who are Alliance Data Systems' major shareholders? Alliance Data Systems' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc (9.14%), BlackRock Inc. (5.70%), FMR LLC (4.90%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.46%), Bank of Montreal Can (1.35%) and Sustainable Growth Advisers LP (1.28%). Company insiders that own Alliance Data Systems stock include Bryan A Pearson, Bryan J Kennedy, Charles L Horn, Edward J Heffernan, Holdings LP Valueact, Laura Santillan, Melisa A Miller, Roger H Ballou 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co., AXA, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Ruffer LLP, Marshall Wace LLP, BlackRock Inc. and Korea Investment CORP. Company insiders that have sold Alliance Data Systems company stock in the last year include Bryan A Pearson, Charles L Horn, Edward J Heffernan, Holdings LP Valueact, Melisa A Miller 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Acadian Asset Management LLC, FMR LLC, NorthCoast Asset Management LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P.. 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,. 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 $173.18. How big of a company is Alliance Data Systems? Alliance Data Systems has a market capitalization of $9.77 billion and generates $7.72 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $788.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $18.28 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 595 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 545 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,140MarketBeat'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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Does the Step Transaction Doctrine Affect a Backdoor Roth IRA?