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Investment analysts at BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) from $250.00 to $280.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. BMO Capital Markets’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 5.63% from the company’s current price.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Nomura raised their price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from $211.00 to $232.00 in a research note to investors on Friday. Separately, analysts at JMP Securities upgraded shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have a $280.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $250.00. Finally, analysts at SunTrust raised their price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. from $295.00 to $300.00 in a research note to investors on Friday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $258.81.

Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) traded up 2.53% on Friday, hitting $265.08. The stock had a trading volume of 1,316,692 shares. Alliance Data Systems Corp. has a one year low of $151.40 and a one year high of $265.35. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $252.8 and a 200-day moving average of $228.2. The company has a market cap of $12.913 billion and a P/E ratio of 37.45.

Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) last released its earnings data on Thursday, February 6th. The company reported $2.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $2.33 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.14 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.13 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.84 earnings per share. Alliance Data Systems Corp.’s revenue was up 17.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Alliance Data Systems Corp. will post $12.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer-based businesses in a variety of industries.

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