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Can Card Receivables Aid Alliance Data's (ADS) Q4 Earnings?

2018-01-22 zacks
Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS - Free Report) is slated to report fourth-quarter 2017 results on Jan 25 before the market opens. Last quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 6.36%.   Let’s see, how things are shaping up for this announcement. We expect operating expenses to increase in the soon-to-be-reported quarter, primarily due to the company’s strategic initiatives, which include expansion efforts as well as higher cost of operations plus an increased general and administrative expense. (35-0)

Should Value Investors Consider Alliance Data Systems (ADS)?

2018-01-18 zacks
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value? One way to find these companies is by looking at several key metrics and financial ratios, many of which are crucial in the value stock selection process. (28-0)

Alliance Data Systems: Mr. Market Is Too Pessimistic

2018-01-13 seekingalpha
The market is forecasting Alliance Data Systems to grow at only 2.5%, which makes no sense to me. (24-0)

This Financials Company Gives You Growth And Value

2018-01-11 seekingalpha
The best investments offer both growth and value by employing large amounts of new capital at a high return on invested capital. (41-0)

Western Union (WU) Faces $60M Fine for Lapses in Compliance

2018-01-08 zacks
Western Union Co. (WU - Free Report) will be paying $60 million on account of lapses in compliance programs during 2004-2012 period. Earlier, the world’s leading money transfer company accrued $49 million toward resolution of this matter (35-0)

20 Stocks Receiving Multiple Analyst Upgrades the First Week of 2018

2018-01-06 247wallst
It’s already the end of the first week of 2018, and the stock market has continued its strong bullish trends into the new year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 even closed up each of the first four days of the year. Investors are trying to figure out how to invest their money ahead, and they are also looking for new ideas. 24/7 Wall St. covers dozens of analyst reports on most trading days, and this ends up being hundreds of calls on most weeks. (229-3)

7 Stocks Scoring Multiple Analyst Upgrades and Target Price Hikes

2018-01-03 247wallst
24/7 Wall St. covers dozens of analyst reports on most trading days. The reality is that many calls are maintenance calls or tweaking of expectations, but there are some instances where either large impact calls are being made or where multiple analysts are raising target prices on key stocks all within a very short time period of each other. (285-1)

4 Stocks to Buy That Might Hit the Tax Reform Jackpot in 2018

2017-12-20 247wallst
The tax reform bill has gone through the usual compromise process to reconcile the differences between the House and the Senate versions. The Senate parliamentarian ruled Tuesday afternoon that some changes will need to be made to the House version to make it comply with the Byrd rule, so the Senate voted and passed the amended bill Tuesday night, then sent it back to the House for a second vote, which should easily pass again Wednesday. (25-0)

Alliance Data's (ADS) November Average Receivables Improve

2017-12-18 zacks
Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s (ADS - Free Report) average receivables of $17.7 billion increased 16% in November. For the eleven-month period ended in the same month this year, average receivables climbed 16% year over year to $16.0 billion. Net charge-offs came in at about $86 million for November while the same for the first eleven months of the current year was $884.1 million. As a percentage of average receivables, net charge-offs for the month as well as the eleven-month period ended Nov 30, 2017, were 5. (65-0)

BRIEF-Alliance Data Systems Says Its Columbus, Ohio-Based Card Services Business To Launch Branded Credit Card For Guess? Inc

2017-12-12 reuters

Signet Down 23% in a Month: Is Tepid Guidance Only to Blame?

2017-12-12 zacks
"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks."- Warren Buffett. (55-0)

GW Pharma Results Set Up A Key 2019

2017-12-06 seekingalpha
Results show the company is sufficiently financed for the short term but additional finance required for medium term. (66-0)

Billion-Dollar Unicorns: Rong360 Goes Public On NYSE As Jianpu

2017-12-04 seekingalpha
Jianpu's IPO of 22.5 million American Depository Shares were priced at $8 per ADS, below its proposed range of $8.50 to $10.50. (35-0)

35 Stocks For December 2017

2017-12-04 seekingalpha
Every month, we construct a theoretical long/short portfolio of stocks that demonstrates solid relative value with potential for ongoing cash flow growth and ROIC expansion. (760-6)

Bear of the Day: Signet Jewelers (SIG)

2017-11-28 zacks
Signet Jewelers (SIG - Free Report) reported mixed results in the company's Q3 fiscal 2018 as earnings came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate and revenues actually surpassed the same. But, the company's guidance was not, as if some diamond, to die for. Signet, which recently concluded the first phase of outsourcing of its credit portfolio to Alliance Data Systems as well as Genesis Financial Solutions, faced glitches in the credit transition process. (65-0)

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