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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ADS. The highest price target was 320, implying potential capital gains of 32.75 percent. The lowest price target was 174, which equates to a potential downside of -27.82 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ADS to grow at a rate of 95.23 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ADS has a PEG ratio of 0.29.

In the last 52-weeks, ADS has achieved a high of 266.25 and a low of 193.67. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.46 percent, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.