Breaking: KBW Reiterates $300.0 TP On Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) Shares, Reiterates Their Original “Buy” Rating

December 8, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 Breaking: KBW Reiterates $300.0 TP On Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) Shares, Reiterates Their Original

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 0.76 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 31 investors sold Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares while 186 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 52.18 million shares or 4.15% less from 54.44 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Columbia Partners L L C Investment Mgmt stated it has 27,811 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.01% or 847 shares. Lodestar Investment Counsel Ltd Il stated it has 2,107 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Daiwa Gru reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). The Korea-based Korea Inv has invested 0.02% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 87,049 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 11,784 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. 23,738 are held by Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv. Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 38,022 shares. Salem Investment Counselors reported 0% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Waddell & Reed has 0.85% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 1.51M shares. Jones Finance Lllp stated it has 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Commonwealth Equity Inc invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Suntrust Banks Inc invested in 2,240 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas invested 0.33% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS).

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) Rating Reaffirmed

They currently have a $300.0 PT on Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS). The target price by KBW would suggest a potential upside of 29.06 % from the company’s close price. This has been revealed to investors in analysts report on Tuesday, 3 October.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 0.76 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 31 investors sold Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares while 186 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 52.18 million shares or 4.15% less from 54.44 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Columbia Partners L L C Investment Mgmt stated it has 27,811 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.01% or 847 shares. Lodestar Investment Counsel Ltd Il stated it has 2,107 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Daiwa Gru reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). The Korea-based Korea Inv has invested 0.02% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 87,049 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 11,784 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. 23,738 are held by Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv. Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 38,022 shares. Salem Investment Counselors reported 0% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Waddell & Reed has 0.85% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 1.51M shares. Jones Finance Lllp stated it has 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Commonwealth Equity Inc invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Suntrust Banks Inc invested in 2,240 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas invested 0.33% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS).

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) Ratings Coverage

Among 31 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 16 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Alliance Data Systems has $360 highest and $20 lowest target. $270.16’s average target is 16.22% above currents $232.45 stock price. Alliance Data Systems had 64 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, April 21 by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan upgraded Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Friday, August 14 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, December 11. The rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, November 25 to “Overweight”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, April 12 by IBC. On Thursday, September 17 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. Oppenheimer maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) rating on Thursday, July 20. Oppenheimer has “Sell” rating and $19100 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Thursday, May 25. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Friday, February 12 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 16 by Jefferies.

The stock increased 1.13% or $2.59 during the last trading session, reaching $232.45. About 364,020 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has risen 14.47% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.23% the S&P500.

Analysts await Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $4.78 EPS, up 7.42 % or $0.33 from last year’s $4.45 per share. ADS’s profit will be $264.10 million for 12.16 P/E if the $4.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $5.16 actual EPS reported by Alliance Data Systems Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.36 % negative EPS growth.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $12.84 billion. It facilitates and manages interactions between its clients and their clients through consumer marketing channels, including in-store, online, email, social media, mobile, direct mail, and telephone. It has a 26.51 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s LoyaltyOne segment owns and operates the AIR MILES Reward Program and BrandLoyalty program that are coalition and short-term loyalty programs.

More notable recent Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Golden Gate Private Equity, Inc. Buys Valvoline Inc, First Data Corp, Alliance …” on November 09, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Invesco, Highwoods Properties and Alliance Data Systems” published on November 09, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Alliance Data’s LoyaltyOne Inks Deal to Boost Client Service” on November 23, 2017. More interesting news about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Alliance Data’s LoyaltyOne Business Signs New Agreement With Loblaw Companies …” published on November 21, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Why Is Alliance Data (ADS) Down 3.5% Since the Last Earnings Report?” with publication date: November 21, 2017.

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