Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) CFO Charles L. Horn sold 2,128 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $235.00, for a total transaction of $500,080.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) traded down $5.24 on Friday, reaching $234.03. 657,974 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 591,463. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 1 year low of $209.00 and a 1 year high of $266.25. The stock has a market cap of $12,940.00, a P/E ratio of 13.40, a P/E/G ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.53, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.11.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The business services provider reported $5.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $4.80 by $0.55. Alliance Data Systems had a net margin of 7.09% and a return on equity of 62.95%. The firm had revenue of $1.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.97 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $4.74 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Alliance Data Systems Corporation will post 17.12 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 13th. Alliance Data Systems’s payout ratio is currently 22.06%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ADS. Fiduciary Trust Co. acquired a new position in Alliance Data Systems during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $108,000. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. grew its holdings in Alliance Data Systems by 5.6% during the 2nd quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 488 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $125,000 after acquiring an additional 26 shares in the last quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC acquired a new position in Alliance Data Systems during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $128,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in Alliance Data Systems by 11,600.0% during the 2nd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 585 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $150,000 after acquiring an additional 580 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC grew its holdings in Alliance Data Systems by 8.3% during the 2nd quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC now owns 650 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $167,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. 95.17% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on ADS shares. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $302.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “fair value” rating and issued a $232.44 target price (up from $174.00) on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Alliance Data Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $191.00 target price on shares of Alliance Data Systems and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $258.27.

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Alliance Data Systems 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.

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