Purchases New Holdings in Alliance Data Systems Co. (ADS)

Joanna Estrada
February 24, 2018

Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 264,668 shares in the company, valued at approximately $64,798,666.44. The stock increased 2.54% or $2.33 during the last trading session, reaching $94.06. About 26.33 million shares traded. Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:PB) has risen 27.06% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.87% the S&P500.

Cryder Capital Partners Llp increased its stake in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) by 6.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.95%. The institutional investor held 112,447 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $24.91 million, up from 110,332 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Riverpark Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Alliance Data Systems Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.38B market cap company. The stock increased 0.83% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $133.6. About 171,601 shares traded. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, January 25. It has underperformed by 2.23% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 46 investors sold ADS shares while 163 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. Rampart Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 777 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. On Wednesday, February 14 DOUGLAS MARK sold $903,031 worth of FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) or 10,698 shares. Burt Wealth Advsr reported 3,727 shares stake. Millennium Management Ltd Liability Co accumulated 314,705 shares. State Bank Of Mellon Corp holds 0.03% or 432,431 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Co owns 19,320 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Wolverine Asset Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Wisconsin-based Convergence Investment Prtn has invested 0.5% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). American Interest Gru Incorporated Inc holds 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) or 15,312 shares. Exane Derivatives has invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Copeland Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.87% in Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI). Alliance Data Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern's scale. Blair William & Il owns 0.27% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 159,937 shares. Sandy Spring National Bank & Trust stated it has 83 shares. The Muhlenkamp & Co Inc holds 69,782 shares with $15.46 million value, down from 118,642 last quarter. It also reduced its holding in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK) by 770 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 630 shares, and cut its stake in Pinnacle Finl Partners Inc (NASDAQ:PNFP).

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $118,743 activity.

Media headlines about Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Therefore 55% are positive. Alliance Data Systems had 79 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Alliance Data Systems from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $283.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, January 26th. The stock has "Buy" rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Thursday, December 17. On Friday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". Oppenheimer boosted their price target on shares of Alliance Data Systems from $219.00 to $227.00 and gave the stock an "underperform" rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, August 20. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ADS in report on Friday, May 26 with "Buy" rating. The rating was initiated by Wedbush with "Neutral" on Friday, September 9. The firm has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, November 6. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Analysts await FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) to report earnings on May, 1. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $4.67 earnings per share. FMC's profit will be $202.74M for 13.60 P/E if the $1.51 EPS becomes a reality. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, March 29 to "Neutral". Fmr Limited Co reported 1.36M shares stake. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by Bernstein. As per Thursday, January 11, the company rating was maintained by Scotia Capital. Colony Group Llc who had been investing in 3M Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $140.65 billion market cap company. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of UNP in report on Thursday, January 25 with "Hold" rating. On Tuesday, September 22 the stock rating was maintained by Pacific Crest with "Overweight". The stock has "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Friday, October 23.

Alpha Windward Llc, which manages about $148.77 million and $162.04M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Convergys Corp (NYSE:CVG) by 20,220 shares to 21,843 shares, valued at $566,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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