Analyst Ratings for Alliance Data Systems Corp. (ADS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS) by analysts covering the stock. ADS had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

14 analysts declared ADS a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Several price targets were given for ADS by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 320, implying potential capital gains of 32.75 percent. The lowest price target was 174, implying a possible loss of -27.82 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -7.16 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -6.98 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -2.33 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.38 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

ADS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 95.23 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. ADS has a PEG ratio of 0.29.

ADS has a 52-week high of 266.25 and a 52-week low of 193.67. Currently the stock is 24.46 percent higher than its low, and 9.46 percent lower than its 52-week high. ADS has a P/E ratio of 27.45. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ADS value stock report compares ADS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.4 billion. ADS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.