Alliance Data (ADS) Valuation Declined While Brinker Capital INC Has Cut Its Holding

May 18, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) LogoInvestors sentiment is 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is the same, as 39 investors sold ADS shares while 176 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 51.81 million shares or 1.64% more from 50.97 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gabelli Funds Llc reported 5,000 shares. Boston Advisors Limited Company reported 42,475 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Commonwealth Natl Bank Of Aus reported 4,022 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Franklin Street Advsr Nc, North Carolina-based fund reported 18,444 shares. Lapides Asset Mngmt Limited has 1.32% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 24,000 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt Incorporated has 274,310 shares. Wells Fargo And Company Mn holds 0.01% or 101,874 shares in its portfolio. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can has 481,504 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Logan Capital owns 30,219 shares for 0.54% of their portfolio. Brant Point Investment Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.32% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 12,230 shares. 68,017 are held by Prudential Fincl Inc. Prescott Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 5,500 shares. Koshinski Asset reported 0.13% stake. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 246,308 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 insider sales for $32.74 million activity. Miller Melisa A sold 12,246 shares worth $3.00M. Another trade for 21,000 shares valued at $5.14M was made by HEFFERNAN EDWARD J on Friday, February 16.

Brinker Capital Inc decreased its stake in Alliance Data (ADS) by 46.88% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brinker Capital Inc sold 16,106 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.04% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,249 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.63 million, down from 34,355 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brinker Capital Inc who had been investing in Alliance Data for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.67 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $210.57. About 455,709 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has declined 9.99% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.54% the S&P500.

Brinker Capital Inc, which manages about $16.19 billion and $2.57 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Total (VTI) by 64,670 shares to 1.72 million shares, valued at $235.61M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Schwab Us Aggregate (SCHZ) by 64,509 shares in the quarter, for a total of 106,300 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Total (BND).

Analysts await Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $4.32 earnings per share, up 20.67 % or $0.74 from last year’s $3.58 per share. ADS’s profit will be $239.34M for 12.19 P/E if the $4.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.10 actual earnings per share reported by Alliance Data Systems Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.37 % EPS growth.

More notable recent Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Brooklyn-based Appliances Connection unveils credit card initiative” on May 17, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Alliance Data To Launch Branded Credit Card Program, Provide Flexible And Frictionless Consumer Financing …” published on May 17, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Alliance Data Provides Card Services Performance Update for April 2018” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Tracking Glenn Greenberg’s Brave Warrior Advisors Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” published on May 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “An Investment Overview On Alliance Data Systems” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) Ratings Coverage

Among 17 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Alliance Data Systems had 35 analyst reports since November 22, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 2 by Wedbush. On Thursday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, April 5. Robert W. Baird maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Monday, January 8 with “Hold” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $218.0 target in Tuesday, March 13 report. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Piper Jaffray. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 26 by Edward Jones. As per Monday, January 29, the company rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ADS in report on Friday, January 12 with “Buy” rating.

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