WINTON GROUP Ltd trimmed its position in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) by 88.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,422 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 18,530 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Alliance Data Systems were worth $537,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems by 0.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,353,265 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,374,130,000 after acquiring an additional 43,960 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp grew its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems by 41.3% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,308,680 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $335,925,000 after acquiring an additional 382,814 shares during the last quarter. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp grew its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems by 8.1% in the second quarter. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp now owns 769,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $197,446,000 after acquiring an additional 57,481 shares during the last quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems by 2.9% in the second quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 676,889 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $173,751,000 after acquiring an additional 18,922 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sustainable Growth Advisers LP grew its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems by 5.9% in the second quarter. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP now owns 596,256 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $153,053,000 after acquiring an additional 33,413 shares during the last quarter. 95.22% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other Alliance Data Systems news, CFO Charles L. Horn sold 2,128 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $235.00, for a total value of $500,080.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE ADS) opened at $232.45 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,699.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.66, a PEG ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.79. The company has a current ratio of 2.11, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.53. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 1-year low of $209.00 and a 1-year high of $266.25.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The business services provider reported $5.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.80 by $0.55. The firm had revenue of $1.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.97 billion. Alliance Data Systems had a return on equity of 62.95% and a net margin of 7.09%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $4.74 earnings per share. analysts predict that Alliance Data Systems Corporation will post 17.12 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 13th. Alliance Data Systems’s payout ratio is currently 22.06%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on ADS shares. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “fair value” rating and issued a $232.44 target price (up from $174.00) on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub cut Alliance Data Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Oppenheimer set a $191.00 target price on Alliance Data Systems and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $300.00 target price on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Alliance Data Systems has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $258.27.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)

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