Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Neutral Rating Reconfirmed by Analysts at Baird; The TP is Set to $242; Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK)’s Sentiment Is 2.04

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Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) investors sentiment decreased to 2.04 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.22, from 2.26 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 55 institutional investors increased or opened new positions, while 27 reduced and sold holdings in Guaranty Bancorp. The institutional investors in our database now hold: 20.21 million shares, down from 20.29 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Guaranty Bancorp in top ten positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 5 Reduced: 22 Increased: 42 New Position: 13.

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) had its stock rating noted as Neutral by analysts at Baird. Baird currently has a $242 TP on the $11.79 billion market cap company or 13.88% upside potential. This was revealed to clients and investors in a research note on Tuesday, 17 April.

Analysts await Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) to report earnings on April, 19 before the open. They expect $4.21 earnings per share, up 15.66% or $0.57 from last year’s $3.64 per share. ADS’s profit will be $233.50 million for 12.62 P/E if the $4.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $6.10 actual earnings per share reported by Alliance Data Systems Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.98% negative EPS growth.

Among 35 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 18 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 51% are positive. Alliance Data Systems has $368.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $271.07’s average target is 27.56% above currents $212.5 stock price. Alliance Data Systems had 94 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform” on Friday, July 22. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, May 31. SunTrust maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 9 by JP Morgan. Jefferies maintained the shares of ADS in report on Monday, September 18 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) rating on Monday, April 16. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $23000 target. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, April 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) rating on Wednesday, November 22. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $235.0 target.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $11.79 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 15.07 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.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $8.14 million activity. Miller Melisa A also sold $3.00M worth of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Monday, February 26. The insider HEFFERNAN EDWARD J sold $5.14 million.

Investors sentiment is 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is without change, as 39 investors sold Alliance Data Systems Corporation shares while 176 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 51.81 million shares or 1.64% more from 50.97 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Banque Pictet Cie stated it has 28,449 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees invested in 9,220 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Moreover, Citadel Advisors Limited has 0.03% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Hm Payson & Com has invested 0.13% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Moreover, Stonebridge Cap Management has 0.09% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Sterling Capital Mngmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Virtus Invest Advisers has invested 0.03% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). The California-based Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Com has invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). The New York-based Gabelli Funds Limited Co has invested 0.01% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Andra Ap holds 9,100 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. 30,219 are held by Logan Mgmt. Asset Mngmt has invested 0.04% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Amalgamated Bancorp owns 6,396 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Valueact Holding L P invested 15.07% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Mason Street Ltd Company reported 0.04% stake.

The stock increased 0.93% or $1.95 during the last trading session, reaching $212.5. About 255,959 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has declined 9.99% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.54% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $28.95. About 18,567 shares traded. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) has risen 18.26% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.71% the S&P500.

Analysts await Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, up 28.57% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.35 per share. GBNK’s profit will be $12.98 million for 16.08 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by Guaranty Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.76% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Guaranty Bancorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Guaranty Bancorp, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. GBNK was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 27, 2016. As per Thursday, April 13, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Thursday, October 27.

Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp holds 35.88% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp for 1.45 million shares. Patriot Financial Partners Gp Lp owns 1.39 million shares or 19.8% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Forest Hill Capital Llc has 4.27% invested in the company for 545,633 shares. The Virginia-based Fj Capital Management Llc has invested 2.33% in the stock. Broadview Advisors Llc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 300,142 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 10 insider sales for $6.77 million activity.

Guaranty Bancorp operates as the bank holding firm for Guaranty Bank and Trust Company that provides various banking and other financial services to consumers, and small to medium-sized businesses. The company has market cap of $835.25 million. The firm accepts deposit products, such as demand, interest-bearing demand, NOW, money market, IRA, and time deposits, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 21.29 P/E ratio. It also offers loan products, including commercial, commercial and residential real estate, construction, agriculture, and small business administration loans, as well as installment loans to individuals and other consumer loans that include overdraft protection, lines of credit, and other consumer loans.

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