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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 869.24, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 6/15/2001 is -24.28%.

To help you determine whether Alliance Data Systems Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.59 and forward P/E is 11.09. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.78. P/S ratio is 1.86 and the P/B ratio is 7.19. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 12.49 and 7.65 respectively.

At the current price Alliance Data Systems Corporation is trading at, 209.43 (0.00% 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 8.88, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.38% after growing 12.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.20%, and 4.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 57.85, and the number of shares float is 57.47. The senior management bring insider ownership to 2.60%, and institutional ownership is at 92.70%. The float short is 3.40%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.24. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.60%, and also a return on investment of 6.90%.

The ability for Alliance Data Systems Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.4, and quick ratio is 2.4. Long term debt/equity is 5.79 and total debt/equity is 6.8. In terms of margins, Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a gross margin of 41.20%, with its operating margin at 19.70%, and Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a profit margin of 8.40%.

The 52 week high is -31.95%, with 18.57% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.24% and the 200 day simple moving average is -11.26%.

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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