Roger H. Ballou Sells 648 Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) Stock

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) Director Roger H. Ballou sold 648 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $225.71, for a total transaction of $146,260.08. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) opened at 226.51 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $230.30 and its 200 day moving average price is $219.13. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 52 week low of $181.33 and a 52 week high of $241.69. The firm has a market cap of $13.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.86 and a beta of 1.65.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. The company reported $4.67 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.66 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.94 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corporation had a return on equity of 54.59% and a net margin of 7.23%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.13 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Alliance Data Systems Corporation will post $18.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS)

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 17th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 13th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.92%. Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.42%.

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A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 8th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Monday, December 5th. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Sunday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $266.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 17th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in a research report on Sunday, January 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $241.20.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ADS. ValueAct Holdings L.P. raised its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation by 52.1% in the third quarter. ValueAct Holdings L.P. now owns 5,000,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,072,650,000 after buying an additional 1,712,090 shares in the last quarter. Edgewood Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Edgewood Management LLC now owns 2,611,871 shares of the company’s stock worth $596,813,000 after buying an additional 22,768 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,323,086 shares of the company’s stock worth $530,832,000 after buying an additional 53,518 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,294,836 shares of the company’s stock worth $524,370,000 after buying an additional 113,323 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation by 0.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,498,758 shares of the company’s stock worth $321,529,000 after buying an additional 12,636 shares in the last quarter. 93.75% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Alliance Data Systems Corporation

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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