$4.32 EPS Expected for Alliance Data Systems (ADS); 3 Analysts Bullish PBF Energy Inc. (PBF)

June 22, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Analysts expect Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to report $4.32 EPS on July, 19.They anticipate $0.74 EPS change or 20.67% from last quarter’s $3.58 EPS. ADS’s profit would be $239.32 million giving it 13.69 P/E if the $4.32 EPS is correct. After having $4.10 EPS previously, Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s analysts see 5.37% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $236.58. About 493,135 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has declined 13.23% since June 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.80% the S&P500. Some Historical ADS News: 15/03/2018 – Alliance Data Systems February Delinquency Rate 5.6; 09/05/2018 – Uss Investment Management Exits Position in Alliance Data; 15/05/2018 – Alliance Data Systems April Net Charge-Offs as Percentage of Avg Receivables 6.3%; 08/05/2018 – Alliance Data To Participate At The 46th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media And Communications Conference; 16/04/2018 – Alliance Data Systems March Delinquency Rate 5.3; 16/04/2018 – ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP – NET CHARGE-OFFS AS A PERCENTAGE OF AVERAGE RECEIVABLES FOR QTR ENDED MARCH 31, 2018 OF 6.7 PCT; 19/04/2018 – Alliance Data Systems Sees 2018 Adj EPS $22.50-Adj EPS $23; 19/04/2018 – Alliance Data Systems Sees 2018 Rev $8.35B; 19/03/2018 – Brands Must Show Loyalty To Earn Loyalty, According To Alliance Data’s New Consumer Study, ‘The Rules Of NextGen Loyalty’; 15/05/2018 – VIKING BOOSTED FB, ANTM, ADS, WFC, MSFT IN 1Q: 13F

Among 18 analysts covering PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. PBF Energy Inc had 70 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wolfe Research upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, November 14 report. On Wednesday, April 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Underweight” rating in Thursday, January 11 report. As per Tuesday, April 12, the company rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets. JP Morgan maintained PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) on Monday, April 9 with “Underweight” rating. The stock of PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Citigroup. The stock of PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, July 11 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, July 24. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $34.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. See PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) latest ratings:

04/06/2018 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
29/05/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $46 New Target: $63 Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $42 Downgrade
16/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $37 New Target: $38 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Scotia Capital Rating: Hold Downgrade
11/04/2018 Broker: Howard Weil Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Sector Perform Downgrade
10/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral New Target: $37 Initiates Coverage On
09/04/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $34 New Target: $35 Maintain
15/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 2 sales for $33.28 million activity. The insider ValueAct Holdings – L.P. bought $40.88 million. Shares for $5.14 million were sold by HEFFERNAN EDWARD J. Miller Melisa A sold $3.00 million worth of stock.

Among 35 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 19 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Alliance Data Systems had 99 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Compass Point upgraded the shares of ADS in report on Thursday, May 25 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 15 with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim on Thursday, November 17 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, April 19 by Oppenheimer. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of ADS in report on Wednesday, November 15 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) rating on Friday, January 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $287 target. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Sell” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 24. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $13.11 billion. It facilitates and manages interactions between its clients and their clients through consumer marketing channels, including in-store, online, email, social media, mobile, direct mail, and telephone. It has a 16.33 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s LoyaltyOne segment owns and operates the AIR MILES Reward Program and BrandLoyalty program that are coalition and short-term loyalty programs.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.14, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 45 investors sold Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares while 157 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 50.33 million shares or 2.85% less from 51.81 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Kentucky Retirement has invested 0.05% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Muhlenkamp And invested 5.45% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). 989 are owned by Petrus Trust Lta. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 63,648 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Omers Administration Corporation owns 806,370 shares. Envestnet Asset invested in 0% or 1,739 shares. Fjarde Ap accumulated 15,400 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio holds 24,006 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) has 500 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. The Nebraska-based Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Management Gru Ltd Liability has invested 0.1% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Riverpark Ltd Liability holds 1.9% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 57,192 shares. Moreover, Susquehanna Grp Llp has 0% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Tudor Investment Corporation Et Al accumulated 2,888 shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems Fund stated it has 1,105 shares. Hrt Financial Ltd Co has 0.23% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 2,241 shares.

More notable recent Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Alliance Data Systems Is A Buy” on June 15, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 18, 2018” published on June 18, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Alliance Data To Participate At The JMP Securities Financial Services Conference” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Tracking Allan Mecham’s Arlington Value Capital Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” published on May 26, 2018 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “Wall Street Low Friday” with publication date: June 15, 2018.

The stock decreased 3.74% or $1.72 during the last trading session, reaching $44.24. About 2.66M shares traded or 18.31% up from the average. PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) has risen 118.47% since June 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 105.90% the S&P500. Some Historical PBF News: 03/05/2018 – PBF LOGISTICS LP – QTRLY TOTAL REVENUE $64 MLN VS $60.5 MLN; 07/03/2018 – Report: Developing Opportunities within Seattle Genetics, PBF Energy, Chipotle Mexican Grill, CIT Group Inc (DEL), PDL BioPharm; 05/03/2018 PBF Energy to Attend Bank of America Merrill Lynch Refining Conference; 23/04/2018 – DJ PBF Energy Inc Class A, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PBF); 16/04/2018 – PBF Logistics Buys Several Developmet Assets From Unit of PBF Energy; 12/04/2018 – PBF Chalmette refinery restarting gasoline unit; 16/04/2018 – PBF LOGISTICS LP – PARTNERSHIP REACHED AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE SEVERAL DEVELOPMENT ASSETS FROM SUBSIDIARIES OF PBF ENERGY INC, ITS SPONSOR; 03/05/2018 – DELAWARE CITY REFINERY REFORMER WORK SET FOR NOVEMBER: PBF; 09/05/2018 – DGAP-NEWS: SFC ENERGY: PBF GROUP RECEIVES ORDER FOR FIRST SERIES OF INTEGRATED POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR HIGH TECH LASER SYSTEMS; 15/03/2018 – Venezuela’s crude sales to U.S. falls to 15-year low in February

PBF Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining and supply of petroleum products. The company has market cap of $5.11 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Refining and Logistics. It has a 10.49 P/E ratio. It produces gasoline, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricants, petrochemicals, and asphalt, as well as unbranded transportation fuels, petrochemical feedstocks, blending components, and other petroleum products.

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