Lapides Asset Management buys $5,938,380 stake in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS)

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) : Lapides Asset Management scooped up 1,700 additional shares in Alliance Data Systems Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 8, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 27,000 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation which is valued at $5,938,380.Alliance Data Systems Corporation makes up approximately 0.98% of Lapides Asset Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Geneva Advisors reduced its stake in ADS by selling 95,191 shares or 35.28% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 174,657 shares of ADS which is valued at $38,414,061. Alliance Data Systems Corporation makes up approx 0.74% of Geneva Advisors’s portfolio. Cooke Bieler Lp added ADS to its portfolio by purchasing 386,173 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $89,445,390. Alliance Data Systems Corporation makes up approx 1.91% of Cooke Bieler Lp’s portfolio.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation closed down -3.96 points or -1.81% at $215.07 with 8,77,664 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $216.85, the shares hit an intraday low of $212.05 and an intraday high of $217.1 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Alliance Data Systems Corporation reported $3.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.09 according to the earnings call on Jul 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $3.59. The company had revenue of $1748.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1641.29 million. The company’s revenue was up 16.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $3.32 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Alliance Data Systems Corporation was Downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to ” Market Perform” on Jul 22, 2016. Alliance Data Systems Corporation was Downgraded by Stifel to ” Hold” on Jul 18, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Jul 7, 2016 to “Overweight” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 240 from a previous price target of $280 .

Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving consumer-based businesses in a variety of industries. The Company operates through three segments: LoyaltyOne which includes the Company’s Canadian AIR MILES Reward Program and BrandLoyalty; Epsilon which provides direct marketing solutions and Private Label Services and Credit 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 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.

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