OxFORD Asset Management LLP Has $9.90 Million Stake in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS)

OxFORD Asset Management LLP decreased its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) by 14.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 44,735 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 7,799 shares during the period. OxFORD Asset Management LLP owned 0.08% of Alliance Data Systems worth $9,898,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Alliance Data Systems by 0.8% during 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 purchasing an additional 43,960 shares during the period. Edgewood Management LLC grew its holdings in Alliance Data Systems by 1.1% during the third quarter. Edgewood Management LLC now owns 2,900,220 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $642,544,000 after purchasing an additional 30,560 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in Alliance Data Systems by 41.3% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,308,680 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $335,925,000 after purchasing an additional 382,814 shares during the period. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp grew its holdings in Alliance Data Systems by 8.1% during the second quarter. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp now owns 769,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $197,446,000 after purchasing an additional 57,481 shares during the period. Finally, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Alliance Data Systems by 2.9% during the second quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 676,889 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $173,751,000 after purchasing an additional 18,922 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.17% of the company’s stock.

In other Alliance Data Systems news, CFO Charles L. Horn sold 2,128 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $235.00, for a total transaction of $500,080.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 2.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Oppenheimer set a $208.00 price objective on Alliance Data Systems and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub cut Alliance Data Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $235.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine upgraded Alliance Data Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, October 21st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a “sell” rating and set a $174.00 price objective on shares of Alliance Data Systems in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Alliance Data Systems presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $258.27.

Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) opened at $234.03 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.53, a current ratio of 2.11 and a quick ratio of 2.09. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a 1 year low of $209.00 and a 1 year high of $266.25. The firm has a market cap of $12,929.92, a P/E ratio of 13.91, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.79.

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

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

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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.

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