Citigroup Inc. Reiterates Neutral Rating for Alliance Data Systems (ADS)
Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Citigroup Inc. in a research report issued on Monday, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. They currently have a $275.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup Inc.’s target price points to a potential upside of 13.75% from the company’s current price.
Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) traded down 1.00% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $241.76. 1,469,235 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Alliance Data Systems has a 1-year low of $165.29 and a 1-year high of $300.49. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $271. and its 200-day moving average is $255.0. The company has a market cap of $12.813 billion and a P/E ratio of 32.23.
Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 17th. The company reported $2.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.72 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.55 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 17.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Alliance Data Systems will post $12.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Monday. They now have a $330.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Monday. They now have a $257.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Nomura reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Monday. They now have a $242.00 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $276.33.
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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