Franklin Street Advisors Has Decreased By $3.46 Million Its Alliance Data System (ADS) Holding; DOWA HOLDINGS CO LTD ORDINARY SHARES (DWMNF) Shorts Up By 11.73%

June 20, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Franklin Street Advisors Inc decreased Alliance Data System Corp (ADS) stake by 87.99% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Franklin Street Advisors Inc sold 16,229 shares as Alliance Data System Corp (ADS)’s stock declined 13.24%. The Franklin Street Advisors Inc holds 2,215 shares with $472,000 value, down from 18,444 last quarter. Alliance Data System Corp now has $12.99B valuation. The stock increased 0.44% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $234.49. About 643,157 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has declined 13.23% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.80% the S&P500. Some Historical ADS News: ; 15/05/2018 – VIKING BOOSTED FB, ANTM, ADS, WFC, MSFT IN 1Q: 13F; 17/05/2018 – Alliance Data To Launch Branded Credit Card Program, Provide Flexible And Frictionless Consumer Financing Options For Fast-growing Home Goods Online Retailer Appliances Connection; 14/05/2018 – Alliance Data Presenting at JPMorgan Conference Tomorrow; 19/04/2018 – DJ Alliance Data Systems Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (ADS); 19/04/2018 – ALLIANCE DATA 1Q REV. $509M, EST. $1.94B; 19/04/2018 – ALLIANCE DATA REAFFIRMS FORECAST FOR 2018; 19/04/2018 – Alliance Data Systems Sees 2018 Rev $8.35B; 19/04/2018 – ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP – REITERATING 2018 GUIDANCE; 16/04/2018 – Alliance Data Systems March Net Charge-Offs As Percentage of Avg Receivables 6.3%; 03/04/2018 – Andy Frawley Appointed to cogint Board of Directors

DOWA HOLDINGS CO LTD ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:DWMNF) had an increase of 11.73% in short interest. DWMNF’s SI was 444,800 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 11.73% from 398,100 shares previously. The stock decreased 80.00% or $31 during the last trading session, reaching $7.75. It is down 0.00% since June 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

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. On Thursday, April 5 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, September 15. Pacific Crest downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Monday, September 26 report. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, March 13. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 12 by IBC. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 17 by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Thursday, March 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, October 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by Zacks on Thursday, September 17. As per Monday, July 18, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus.

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 Prnewswire.com with their article: “Alliance Data To Participate At The RW Baird 2018 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference” published on May 23, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 18, 2018” on June 18, 2018. More interesting news about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Alliance Data To Participate At The JMP Securities Financial Services Conference” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tracking Allan Mecham’s Arlington Value Capital Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” with publication date: May 26, 2018.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $33.28 million activity. ValueAct Holdings – L.P. had bought 202,600 shares worth $40.88M on Tuesday, May 8. Shares for $3.00 million were sold by Miller Melisa A on Monday, February 26. Shares for $5.14 million were sold by HEFFERNAN EDWARD J on Friday, February 16.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.14, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 45 investors sold ADS 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-based Mcf Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Addison Capital holds 0.3% or 1,742 shares. Federated Investors Inc Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 13,288 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 3,271 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd Limited Liability Company has 9,431 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Prescott General Ptnrs Lc holds 2.51% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 282,370 shares. Convergence Prtnrs reported 21,337 shares. Amer Century invested in 395,985 shares. Stephens Ar has 0.04% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 5,308 shares. The Illinois-based Rmb Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.59% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Limited Liability Partnership Ma invested in 0% or 634 shares. Voya Lc has 29,835 shares. Lvm Management Ltd Mi reported 1,734 shares stake. Bb&T Securities has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). 11,813 are owned by Bb&T.

Analysts await Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $4.32 earnings per share, up 20.67% or $0.74 from last year’s $3.58 per share. ADS’s profit will be $239.33 million for 13.57 P/E if the $4.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.10 actual earnings per share reported by Alliance Data Systems Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.37% EPS growth.

Franklin Street Advisors Inc increased Cvs Caremark Corp (NYSE:CVS) stake by 24,619 shares to 105,274 valued at $6.55 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Nike Inc Cl B (NYSE:NKE) stake by 7,839 shares and now owns 146,518 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was raised too.

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