Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $250.52 and a 200-day moving average price of $234.56. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. assumed coverage on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th.

Most recently, Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) posted actual earnings of $3.64 per share against the $3.64 Zacks consensus estimate. Qvt Financial Lp bought 44,638 shares as the company's stock rose 4.72% with the market.

Alliance Data Systems Co. has a one year low of $185.02 and a one year high of $266.25. ValueAct Holdings L.P. now owns 5,000,000 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $1,072,650,000 after buying an additional 1,712,090 shares in the last quarter. Piper Jaffray upgraded Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Wednesday, November 25 to "Overweight" rating. It has by 0.00% the S&P500.

NEXT plc is a United Kingdom-based retailer offering clothing, footwear, accessories and home products. Riverpark Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Alliance Data Systems Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.22B market cap company. This indicates more upside for the $6.55 billion company. It has a 22.1 P/E ratio. Lipsy also sells directly through its own stores and Website, to wholesale clients and to franchise partners. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. On a consensus basis, analysts have pinned a $257.666 mean target price for the short term on the stock. Lamb Weston had 4 analyst reports since November 16, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. BNP Paribas maintained it with "Neutral" rating and GBX 4000 target in Friday, October 9 report. As per Friday, July 22, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. BNP Paribas maintained NEXT plc (LON:NXT) on Friday, September 9 with "Underperform" rating. Savings Bank Of Nova Scotia accumulated 1,298 shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained NEXT plc (LON:NXT) rating on Monday, November 7. Credit Suisse has "Neutral" rating and $227 target. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Thursday, January 5 with "Neutral". Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $278.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research report on Friday, March 24th. Alliance Data Systems had a net margin of 7.23% and a return on equity of 54.59%. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Alliance Data Systems by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. As per Monday, September 26, the company rating was downgraded by Pacific Crest. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Friday, February 12 with "Buy".

Since January 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 sales for $177.77 million activity. It dropped, as 40 investors sold Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares while 196 reduced holdings. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Wednesday, August 17 by Credit Suisse. TheStreet raised Alliance Data Systems from a "c" rating to a "b" rating in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, September 9 by Wedbush. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has risen 13.74% since October 6, 2016 and is uptrending. The business services provider reported $3.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $3.64 by $0.27. ADS's SI was 3.20 million shares in May as released by FINRA.

04/20/2017 - Alliance Data Systems Corporation had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen. 15,223 shares valued at $3.31M were sold by HEFFERNAN EDWARD J on Friday, November 18.

In other Alliance Data Systems news, EVP Bryan A. Pearson sold 3,450 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 27th. Barclays PLC lifted their price target on Alliance Data Systems from $255.00 to $285.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research note on Friday, April 21st. The insider Haythornthwaite Richard sold 5,000 shares worth $561,221.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.15, from 0.91 in 2016Q3.

Media headlines about Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) have trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne reports. 2,500 were reported by Gabelli Funds Lc. Arrowpoint Asset Management Llc owns 4.31 million shares or 1.49% of their U.S. portfolio. Westfield Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.2% or 102,192 shares. Fernwood Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems by 0.3% in the first quarter. 171,690 are held by Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt Inc. Northern Tru Corporation holds 962,757 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Zweig stated it has 56,600 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec invested in 0.22% or 389,692 shares. The legal version of this piece can be read at Voya Inv Ltd Com owns 39,124 shares. If you are reading this report on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & worldwide copyright and trademark law. The Texas-based Teacher Retirement System Of Texas has invested 0.43% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). (NYSE:ADS) traded up 0.65% during trading on Monday, reaching $245.06.

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