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 Thursday as it is currently trading at $160.54, above its previous 52-week high of $160.25 with 41,317 shares traded as of 9:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 487,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Alliance Data Systems has a market cap of $7.88 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions primarily in North America. The company operates in three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Private Label Services and Credit. The company has a P/E ratio of 24, 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, growth in earnings per share, 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 high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Alliance Data Systems Ratings Report.

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