November 28, 2016 - By Peter Kolinski
Charles Horn, the well informed person, who serves as a EVP & Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Data Systems Corp unloaded roughly 1,290 shares of the corporation valued by the market at about $302,537 U.S. Dollars which is based on a market stock price of 234.5 U.S. Dollars per every share. And, It’s sure Charles’s trade isn’t going to stay a secret as he right now is having rights to 27,801 shares – ( 0.05% of Alliance Data Systems Corp’s Market Cap ). The dated 28-11-2016 transaction’s Form 4 which was filed with the DC-based SEC is free at your disposal here.
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 15.01% above today’s ($232.21) stock price. Alliance Data Systems has been the topic of 31 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Wednesday, October 5. Compass Point initiated the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, November 4 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 29 report. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, August 17. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating given by Pacific Crest on Monday, September 26. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, August 9 report. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, August 14 report. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy” on Thursday, December 17. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 18.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 0.87 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, 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.
Ent last reported 13 shares in the company. Euclid Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 2,461 shares. Moreover, Pillar Pacific Management Llc has 0.61% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 18,433 shares. Atlantic Trust Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Signaturefd Ltd Liability Company last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Herndon Cap Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 173,898 shares or 1.3% of the stock. Waddell & Reed Financial owns 1.89 million shares or 0.78% of their US portfolio. Ferguson Wellman Management accumulated 0.03% or 3,725 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Liability holds 0% or 270 shares in its portfolio. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can reported 665,322 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Pear Tree Advisors Inc last reported 2,255 shares in the company. Fmr Limited Co last reported 0.07% of its portfolio in the stock. Cornerstone Ltd Company accumulated 179,685 shares or 1.86% of the stock. Moreover, Quantres Asset Limited has 0.74% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 6,100 shares. The Rhode Island-based Amica Retiree Med Tru has invested 0.16% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS).
Insider Transactions: Since June 1, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $6.84 million net activity. Kennedy Bryan J had sold 10,872 shares worth $2.46M. Another trade for 4,628 shares valued at $1.07 million was made by Pearson Bryan A on Tuesday, November 22. Another trade for 15,223 shares valued at $3.31M was sold by HEFFERNAN EDWARD J. Shares for $78,482 were sold by ANDERSON BRUCE K on Wednesday, June 1.
About 715,912 shares traded hands or 7.80% up from the average. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has risen 15.10% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.09% 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 $13.38 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 24.46 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 earnings per share, up 13.95% or $0.54 from last year’s $3.87 per share. ADS’s profit will be $254.11M for 13.16 P/E if the $4.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.54 actual earnings per share reported by Alliance Data Systems Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.86% negative EPS growth.
More notable recent Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Alliance Data Systems Corporation Announces Proposed Offering of $400 Million ..” on October 24, 2016, also Reuters.com with their article: “BRIEF-Alliance Data Systems corporation announces proposed offering of $40..” published on October 24, 2016, Valuewalk.com published: “Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) – Citron Short Thesis” on August 19, 2016. More interesting news about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Alliance Data’s Card Services Business Extends Instant Issuance Capability To ..” published on September 14, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Alliance Data’s Card Services Business Signs New Agreement With Williams ..” with publication date: September 08, 2016.
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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