Alliance Data Systems Stock Hits New 52-Week High (ADS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $158.29, above its previous 52-week high of $157.97 with 49,213 shares traded as of 11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 517,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Alliance Data Systems has a market cap of $7.85 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides loyalty and marketing solutions primarily in North America. The company creates and deploys customized solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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

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