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Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) is scheduled to issue its Q214 quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 17th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $2.73 per share and revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter. Alliance Data Systems has set its Q2 guidance at $2.70 EPS and its FY14 guidance at $12.25 EPS.Parties that wish to register for the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) last released its 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 expect Alliance Data Systems to post $12.35 EPS for the current fiscal year and $14.38 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) opened at 275.74 on Wednesday. Alliance Data Systems has a 52-week low of $186.78 and a 52-week high of $300.49. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $271.0 and its 200-day moving average is $263.2. The company has a market cap of $14.947 billion and a P/E ratio of 36.76.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on ADS shares. Analysts at Credit Suisse raised their price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems from $269.00 to $284.00 in a research note on Tuesday. On the ratings front, analysts at Burke & Quick initiated coverage on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Thursday, July 10th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems from $280.00 to $320.00 in a research note on Friday, June 27th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $291.44.

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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