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Morning Trending Tickers: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, (ADS)

Friday February 24th 2017: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, ADS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Business Services in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Alliance Data Systems Corporation, ADSĀ  has a market cap of 14.73 B. Since its IPO date on the 6/15/2001, Alliance Data Systems Corporation, ADS performance year to date is 15.60%. Today Alliance Data Systems Corporation, ADS has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 264.14.

Ownership of the company is 2.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 99.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 13.70%. Return of assets are at 1.80%, with return on investment at 6.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Alliance Data Systems Corporation, ADS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 7.33. While Total debt/equity is 9.14. With a profit margin of 6.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 41.20%, and operating margin of 17.40%. Alliance Data Systems Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.1, while the quick ratio is 2.1.

For the last year Alliance Data Systems Corporation, ADS has seen a EPS growth of -17.10%. A performance for the year of 24.30%. The 52-week high is -0.79%, and the 52-week low is 36.39%. The average volume for Alliance Data Systems Corporation, ADS is 0.

With a target price of 271.86, can Alliance Data Systems Corporation, ADS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Alliance Data Systems Corporation, ADS. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a P/E of 34.95 and a forward P/E of 12.35. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.84. Alliance Data Systems Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.01 and 10.92 respectively. For P/cash, Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a value of 7.89, while it is 7.9 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 264.14, Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.79%. We see a return on equity of 26.80%.

Looking more long-term Alliance Data Systems Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.29%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.39% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -17.10% for this year and for the last five years a 6.10% growth has been seen.

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