Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 19th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.52 per share by the business services provider on Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a dividend payout ratio of 12.1% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Analysts expect Alliance Data Systems Corporation to earn $20.43 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $2.08 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 10.2%.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) opened at 228.38 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $12.67 billion, a PE ratio of 26.04 and a beta of 1.75. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $221.67 and its 200 day moving average price is $239.38. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 12 month low of $197.69 and a 12 month high of $266.25.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $3.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.47 by $0.37. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a return on equity of 59.67% and a net margin of 6.77%. The company had revenue of $1.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $3.68 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Alliance Data Systems Corporation will post $18.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Alliance Data Systems Corporation declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Thursday, July 27th that authorizes the company to buyback $500.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the business services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $270.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Argus assumed coverage on Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $309.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub raised Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $278.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $252.33.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation Company Profile

Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer-based businesses in a range of industries. The Company offers a portfolio of integrated outsourced marketing solutions, including customer loyalty programs, database marketing services, end-to-end marketing services, analytics and creative services, direct marketing services, and private label and co-brand retail credit card programs.

Dividend History for Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS)

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