Today’s Dividend Action: Can we expect Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to bring investors news of $0.52 dividends?

Today's Dividend Action: Can we expect Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to bring investors news of $0.52 dividends?

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) is expected to pay $0.52 on Dec 16, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $2.08. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 1, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s current price of $203.83, the dividend is 0.26%. This dividend’s record date is Nov 3, 2016 and the announcement date is Oct 20, 2016. The stock increased 0.63% or $1.27 on October 28, hitting $203.83. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has declined 4.20% since March 29, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.68% the S&P500.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a well-known provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer businesses in a range of industries. The company has a market cap of $12.00 billion. The Firm 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. It has a 21.49 P/E ratio.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.15, from 1.02 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 68 funds sold all Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares owned while 172 reduced positions. 60 funds bought stakes while 149 increased positions. They now own 52.14 million shares or 5.27% less from 55.04 million shares in 2016Q1.
Geneva Advisors Limited Liability Company has 174,657 shares for 0.68% of their US portfolio. Brown Advisory accumulated 1,138 shares or 0% of the stock. Ls Inv Limited Com has 0.03% invested in the company for 2,067 shares. The Illinois-based Wolverine Asset Limited Liability has invested 0% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Bank Of New York Mellon has 0.03% invested in the company for 578,072 shares. Standard Life Invs Limited holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 32,222 shares. Edgewood Management Ltd Liability owns 2.53M shares or 3.63% of their US portfolio. Oxford Asset Mgmt holds 0.23% or 28,532 shares in its portfolio. Portolan Management Llc owns 16,009 shares or 0.45% of their US portfolio. Muhlenkamp & owns 120,854 shares or 9.25% of their US portfolio. Cleararc Capital Inc has 0.05% invested in the company for 1,443 shares. Advsr Asset Inc accumulated 0% or 786 shares. Sandy Spring Financial Bank, a Maryland-based fund reported 93 shares. Brant Point Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Co owns 29,300 shares or 0.54% of their US portfolio. Bessemer Gru Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 13 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 1, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $78,482 net activity. ANDERSON BRUCE K sold 354 shares worth $78,482.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 21 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 14 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. $360 is the highest target while $20 is the lowest. The $273.25 average target is 34.06% above today’s ($203.83) stock price. Alliance Data Systems has been the topic of 29 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, April 26. Atlantic Securities initiated the shares of ADS in a report on Wednesday, October 5 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy” on Thursday, August 20. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Friday, February 12 with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Overweight” rating given by JP Morgan on Friday, August 14. On Wednesday, November 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Overweight”. Wedbush initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, September 9 report. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, December 11.

More recent Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Alliance Data Systems Corporation Announces Proposed Offering of $400 Million …” on October 24, 2016. Also Reuters.com published the news titled: “BRIEF-Alliance Data Systems corporation announces proposed offering of $40…” on October 24, 2016. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Fast-growing Alliance Data puts Columbus at center of growth plan” with publication date: October 25, 2016 was also an interesting one.

ADS Company Profile

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, incorporated on February 23, 1995, is a well-known provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer businesses in a range of industries. The Firm 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. The Firm operates through three divisions: LoyaltyOne, which provides coalition and short-term loyalty programs through the Company’s Canadian AIR MILES Reward Program and BrandLoyalty; Epsilon, which provides end-to-end, integrated marketing solutions, and Card Services, which provides risk management solutions, account origination, funding, transaction processing, customer care, collections and marketing services for the Company’s private label and co-brand retail credit card programs. The Company’s client base is diversified across a range of end-markets, including financial services, specialty retail, grocery and drugstore chains, petroleum retail, automotive, hospitality and travel, telecommunications, insurance and healthcare.

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