Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Alliance Data Systems Co. has a fifty-two week low of $209.00 and a fifty-two week high of $278.33. Smithfield Trust Company stated it has 506 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. The business services provider reported $6.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.72 by $1.38. Riverpark Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Alliance Data Systems Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.38B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.04% or $4.98 during the last trading session, reaching $239.59. About 3.59 million shares traded.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. It has underperformed by 2.23% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. FMC Tech had 94 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, January 21 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Thursday, February 1 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. The firm has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, November 6. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Guggenheim on Friday, September 11. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Friday, October 23. (NASDAQ:BLMN) on Thursday, June 22 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, November 4. Wedbush initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, October 7 report.

Trexquant Investment Lp, which manages about $105.00 million and $396.96 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Martin Marietta Matls Inc (NYSE:MLM) by 2,530 shares to 1,370 shares, valued at $283,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) by 21,368 shares in the quarter, for a total of 210,779 shares, and has risen its stake in Nasdaq Omx Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 25 investors sold BLMN shares while 68 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. New York-based Boothbay Fund Mngmt has invested 0.11% in MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX). Stevens Cap Mgmt LP invested in 0.06% or 7,016 shares. Lmr Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 0.87% or 36,222 shares. (NASDAQ:BLMN) for 849,606 shares. They expect $4.68 EPS, up 28.57% or $1.04 from last year's $3.64 per share. Kirr Marbach Limited Liability Corp In accumulated 79,968 shares or 3.87% of the stock. Moreover, Principal Gru Incorporated has 0% invested in Bloomin' Brands, Inc. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) invested in 0.02% or 500 shares. Fjarde Ap holds 12,154 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Glob X Commerce Ltd Liability Com reported 836 shares. (NASDAQ:BLMN) for 102,281 shares.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This article was published by registrarjournal.com and is the property of of registrarjournal.com. Blair William And Il reported 159,937 shares. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be paid a $0.57 dividend.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $8.07 million activity. The insider HERLIHY DONAGH sold 9,081 shares worth $190,020.

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

Alliance Data Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern's scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2769854354479 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in ADS. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd reported 0.13% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). The Georgia-based Cornercap Investment Counsel has invested 0.51% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Alliance Data Systems's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 16.14%. 13D Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 3.36% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) or 39,961 shares. 288,141 are held by Westfield Cap Mngmt L P. 6,472 are owned by Sg Americas Securities. Enterprise Fincl Services Corporation holds 7 shares. American Century Companies holds 0.26% or 1.18 million shares. Benjamin F Edwards And Inc reported 514 shares. Pnc Fin Service Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 10,069 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 0.05% or 18,336 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (NYSE:SNP), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp had 8 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 4, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. Oppenheimer lifted their price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems from $219.00 to $227.00 and gave the company an "underperform" rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Cowen & Co has "Hold" rating and $116.0 target. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has risen 14.47% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, December 11. Finally, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI acquired a new stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $265,000. Exane Derivatives has invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS).

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