Press coverage about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.131312816155 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Alliance Data Systems Now #359 Largest Company, Surpassing Quest Diagnostics (marketnewsvideo.com)
- Technical Snapshots for These Business Services Stocks — IHS Markit, First Data, Alliance Data Systems, and Conduent (kswo.com)
- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) stock dipped -11.50% Quarterly performance – Street Observer (press release) (streetobserver.com)
- Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s (ADS) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (americanbankingnews.com)
- Alliance Data Systems Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ADS-US : October 4, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) opened at 226.59 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.84 and a beta of 1.76. The company’s 50 day moving average is $220.99 and its 200-day moving average is $240.19. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 1-year low of $197.69 and a 1-year high of $266.25.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $3.84 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.47 by $0.37. The business had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.85 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a return on equity of 59.67% and a net margin of 6.77%. The company’s revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $3.68 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Alliance Data Systems Corporation will post $18.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th were issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.92%. Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 23.69%.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, July 27th that authorizes the company to buyback $500.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the business services provider to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.
Several analysts recently issued reports on ADS shares. Credit Suisse Group restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $191.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $300.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $278.00 price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $252.33.
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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.
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