Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS): Robert W. Baird Maintains “Hold” Rating Today, Has a Target of $232.0/Share

February 25, 2018 - By sdfsdfsdf

 Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS): Robert W. Baird Maintains

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 46 investors sold Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares while 163 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 50.97 million shares or 2.32% less from 52.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

The California-based Valueact Hldg Limited Partnership has invested 13.05% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). New Jersey-based Private Advisor Grp Inc Ltd has invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Guggenheim Lc invested in 0.13% or 255,844 shares. Fin Engines Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Ameriprise Financial Incorporated reported 0.01% stake. Exxonmobil Investment Mngmt Tx owns 0.05% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 8,815 shares. Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Moreover, Wealthtrust has 0.01% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 71 shares. Smithfield Tru Comm invested in 0.02% or 506 shares. Mcf Advsrs Ltd Liability accumulated 0% or 7 shares. Strs Ohio, a Ohio-based fund reported 26,018 shares. Principal Fincl Grp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 73,536 shares. Citigroup owns 61,837 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker reported 72 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated invested in 3 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $5.14 million activity.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) Rating Reaffirmed

Recently, In analysts report revealed to clients and investors on Wednesday, 15 November, Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) shares have had their “Hold” Rating reconfirmed by research analysts at Robert W. Baird, who currently has a $232.0 target price per share on company. This target by Robert W. Baird indicates the possibile downside of -4.17 % from the last stock price.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 46 investors sold Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares while 163 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 50.97 million shares or 2.32% less from 52.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

The California-based Valueact Hldg Limited Partnership has invested 13.05% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). New Jersey-based Private Advisor Grp Inc Ltd has invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Guggenheim Lc invested in 0.13% or 255,844 shares. Fin Engines Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Ameriprise Financial Incorporated reported 0.01% stake. Exxonmobil Investment Mngmt Tx owns 0.05% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 8,815 shares. Ing Groep Nv has invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Moreover, Wealthtrust has 0.01% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 71 shares. Smithfield Tru Comm invested in 0.02% or 506 shares. Mcf Advsrs Ltd Liability accumulated 0% or 7 shares. Strs Ohio, a Ohio-based fund reported 26,018 shares. Principal Fincl Grp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 73,536 shares. Citigroup owns 61,837 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker reported 72 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated invested in 3 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $5.14 million activity.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) Ratings Coverage

Among 33 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 18 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Alliance Data Systems has $368.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $280.35’s average target is 15.80% above currents $242.09 stock price. Alliance Data Systems had 79 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, July 21 by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 9 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 24 by Oppenheimer. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $28000 target in Friday, May 26 report. Cowen & Co downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, January 29 report. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, August 17 to “Underperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 28. Guggenheim initiated the shares of ADS in report on Thursday, November 17 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 22 by BMO Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ADS in report on Friday, October 13 with “Buy” rating.

The stock increased 1.37% or $3.27 during the last trading session, reaching $242.09. About 551,456 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has risen 14.47% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.23% the S&P500.

Analysts await Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $4.68 EPS, up 28.57 % or $1.04 from last year’s $3.64 per share. ADS’s profit will be $258.56 million for 12.93 P/E if the $4.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $6.10 actual EPS reported by Alliance Data Systems Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.28 % negative EPS growth.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $13.38 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 17.17 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: Prnewswire.com which released: “Alliance Data Named One Of The 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®” on February 15, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Alliance Data’s Catalysts Are Priced In, Cowen Says In Downgrade” published on January 29, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Alliance Data Helps Lucky Brand Offer Rewards And Benefits To Its Fashion …” on February 08, 2018. More interesting news about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for …” published on February 12, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Alliance Data to Participate at the Raymond James 39th Annual Institutional …” with publication date: February 20, 2018.

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