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.

ADS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 320, implying potential capital gains of 32.75 percent. The most pessimistic 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -7.16 percent. That number becomes -6.98 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -2.33 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of ADS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 95.23 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of ADS is 0.29.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ADS hit 266.25 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 193.67. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.46 percent, and below the high by 9.46 percent. ADS has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.