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Is Alliance Data Systems Corporation(NYSE: ADS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/15/2001. Alliance Data Systems Corporation is in the Business Services industry and Services sector. Average volume for Alliance Data Systems Corporation, is 752.8, and so far today it has a volume of 417100. Performance year to date since the 6/15/2001 is -22.61%.

To help you determine whether Alliance Data Systems Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.72 and forward P/E is 11.26. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a value for PEG of 2. P/S ratio is 1.84 and the P/B ratio is 7.28. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.45 and 7.48 respectively.

At the current price Alliance Data Systems Corporation is trading at, 214.05 (-1.03% today), Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 8.01, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.63% after growing 12.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -41.20%, and 16.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 58.1, and the number of shares float is 57.06. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.90%, and institutional ownership is at 96.00%. The float short is 6.26%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.74. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.20%, and also a return on investment of 6.30%.

The ability for Alliance Data Systems Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.2, and quick ratio is 2.2. Long term debt/equity is 5.44 and total debt/equity is 6.77. In terms of margins, Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a gross margin of 41.40%, with its operating margin at 19.50%, and Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a profit margin of 7.20%.

The 52 week high is -29.53%, with 21.19% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.10% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.89%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

 

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