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 maximum price target given was 320, implying potential capital gains of 32.75 percent. The minimum price target given 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

ADS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 95.23 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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. Today's price is 24.46 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 9.46 percent. 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 market cap of ADS is $13.4 billion. ADS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.