Media headlines about Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8986541367591 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- This Big Data CEO Thinks There Is No Substitute for Personal Connections – Fortune (fortune.com)
- Alliance Data Systems Co. (ADS) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Form 8-K ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS For: Jan 09 (streetinsider.com)
- Alliance Data Systems Corporation to provide branded credit card services in the United States for IKEA Group (eprretailnews.com)
Alliance Data Systems (NYSE ADS) traded up $2.75 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $276.37. 429,874 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 482,144. The company has a current ratio of 2.11, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.53. The company has a market capitalization of $15,290.00, a PE ratio of 29.31, a PEG ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 1.79. Alliance Data Systems has a 12-month low of $209.00 and a 12-month high of $278.33.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th were issued a $0.52 dividend. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 13th. Alliance Data Systems’s payout ratio is presently 22.06%.
A number of research firms have weighed in on ADS. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $270.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Alliance Data Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $298.00 price objective (up previously from $278.00) on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research report on Monday. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $293.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $235.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Alliance Data Systems presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $266.76.
In other news, CFO Charles L. Horn sold 2,128 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $235.00, for a total value of $500,080.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.
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Alliance Data Systems 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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