November 23, 2016 - By Michael Collier
Insider sale totalling $1,072,073 U.S Dollars was revealed online in a legal form submitted to the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission on November 23, 2016. According to which, Bryan Pearson, the EVP & President – LoyaltyOne of Alliance Data Systems Corp also an insider of the firm had sold precisely 4,628 shares – ( at $231.6 per share ). Mr. Bryan today possess 103,336 shares, accounting for 0.18% of Alliance Data Systems Corp’s total market cap.
Out of 23 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 15 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 65% are positive. $360 is the highest target while $20 is the lowest. The $267.06 average target is 13.62% above today’s ($235.05) stock price. Alliance Data Systems has been the topic of 31 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was initiated on Wednesday, September 30 by Cowen & Co. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Friday, December 11 with “Neutral”. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was initiated on Friday, September 9 by Wedbush. As per Monday, September 26, the company rating was downgraded by Pacific Crest. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Sterne Agee CRT on Thursday, December 17. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 22 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Piper Jaffray. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, August 9 report.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 0.87 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 68 funds sold all Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares owned while 172 reduced positions. 60 funds bought stakes while 149 increased positions. They now own 52.14 million shares or 5.27% less from 55.04 million shares in 2016Q1.
New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 6,800 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Principal Grp Inc last reported 92,790 shares in the company. The Connecticut-based Bridgewater Associate Ltd Partnership has invested 0.41% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). The New York-based Jpmorgan Chase And Company has invested 0.02% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Qci Asset Ny holds 0% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 45 shares. Twin Tree Management Limited Partnership accumulated 0.03% or 11,302 shares. Janus Capital Management Limited reported 11,039 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Veritas Investment Management Limited Liability Partnership holds 1,146 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Investment House Ltd Liability Company holds 0.75% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 23,960 shares. Exxonmobil Inv Mngmt Incorporated Tx has 0.06% invested in the company for 15,257 shares. Markston Int Ltd Liability last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. The Minnesota-based Us Fincl Bank De has invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Bb&T Securities Limited Liability has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). King Luther Cap Management reported 205,156 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings. Boston Ptnrs has 0.19% invested in the company for 668,938 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since June 1, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $3.39 million net activity. 15,223 shares were sold by HEFFERNAN EDWARD J, worth $3.31M. On Wednesday, June 1 ANDERSON BRUCE K sold $78,482 worth of the stock or 354 shares.
The stock increased 0.83% or $1.93 during the last trading session, hitting $235.05. About 726,065 shares traded hands or 10.69% up from the average. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has risen 15.06% since April 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.73% the S&P500.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a well-known provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer businesses in a range of industries. The company has a market cap of $13.84 billion. The Firm 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. It has a 24.78 P/E ratio.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services to retail companies in North America. They focus on facilitating and managing electronic transactions between clients and their customers through multiple distribution channels including in-store, catalog and the Internet. Their credit and marketing services assist clients in identifying and acquiring new customers, as well as helping to increase the loyalty and profitability of their existing customers.”
Analysts await Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $4.41 EPS, up 13.95% or $0.54 from last year’s $3.87 per share. ADS’s profit will be $259.67 million for 13.32 P/E if the $4.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.54 actual EPS reported by Alliance Data Systems Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.86% negative EPS growth.
More recent Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) news were published by: Valuewalk.com which released: “Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) – Citron Short Thesis” on August 19, 2016. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Alliance Data’s Card Services Business Extends Instant Issuance Capability To ..” on September 14, 2016. Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “BRIEF-Alliance Data Systems corporation announces proposed offering of $40..” with publication date: October 24, 2016 was also an interesting one.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation, incorporated on February 23, 1995, is a well-known provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer businesses in a range of industries. The Firm 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. The Firm operates through three divisions: LoyaltyOne, which provides coalition and short-term loyalty programs through the Company’s Canadian AIR MILES Reward Program and BrandLoyalty; Epsilon, which provides end-to-end, integrated marketing solutions, and Card Services, which provides risk management solutions, account origination, funding, transaction processing, customer care, collections and marketing services for the Company’s private label and co-brand retail credit card programs. The Company’s client base is diversified across a range of end-markets, including financial services, specialty retail, grocery and drugstore chains, petroleum retail, automotive, hospitality and travel, telecommunications, insurance and healthcare.
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