Alliance Data Systems Reaches New 52-Week High (ADS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $130.39, above its previous 52-week high of $130.34 with 140,853 shares traded as of 11:30 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 657,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Alliance Data Systems has a market cap of $6.48 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 24.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides data-driven and transaction-based marketing, and customer loyalty solutions primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 22.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Alliance Data Systems Ratings Report.

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