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Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) was downgraded by research analysts at Robert W. Baird from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Friday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $287.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $270.00. Robert W. Baird’s target price points to a potential upside of 4.36% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) opened at 275.02 on Friday. Alliance Data Systems has a 52-week low of $186.78 and a 52-week high of $300.49. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $271.8 and a 200-day moving average of $263.4. The company has a market cap of $14.908 billion and a P/E ratio of 36.31.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 17th. The company reported $2.90 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.73 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.41 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 23.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Alliance Data Systems will post $12.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on ADS. 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. Separately, 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. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $291.18.

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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