Sg Americas Securities Has Boosted Alliance Data Systems Com (ADS) Holding By $508,783; VIRGIN MONEY HLDGS UK PLC ORDINARY SHARE (VRGDF) Sellers Decreased By 86.3% Their Shorts

May 23, 2018 - By Robert Thomas

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Sg Americas Securities Llc increased Alliance Data Systems Corp Com (ADS) stake by 31.07% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Sg Americas Securities Llc acquired 2,011 shares as Alliance Data Systems Corp Com (ADS)’s stock declined 13.04%. The Sg Americas Securities Llc holds 8,483 shares with $2.15M value, up from 6,472 last quarter. Alliance Data Systems Corp Com now has $11.79 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $212.74. About 417,077 shares traded. Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has declined 9.99% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.54% the S&P500.

VIRGIN MONEY HLDGS UK PLC ORDINARY SHARE (OTCMKTS:VRGDF) had a decrease of 86.3% in short interest. VRGDF’s SI was 35,000 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 86.3% from 255,400 shares previously. With 1,300 avg volume, 27 days are for VIRGIN MONEY HLDGS UK PLC ORDINARY SHARE (OTCMKTS:VRGDF)’s short sellers to cover VRGDF’s short positions. The SI to VIRGIN MONEY HLDGS UK PLC ORDINARY SHARE’s float is 0.01%. It closed at $4.59 lastly. It is down 0.00% since May 23, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 2 sales for $33.28 million activity. 21,000 Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) shares with value of $5.14 million were sold by HEFFERNAN EDWARD J. 2,646 shares were bought by ValueAct Holdings – L.P., worth $542,430. Miller Melisa A had sold 12,246 shares worth $3.00M on Monday, February 26.

More notable recent Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Tracking Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “An Investment Overview On Alliance Data Systems” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Tracking Glenn Greenberg’s Brave Warrior Advisors Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Insider Buys Of The Week: ADS, Tesla, Teva And More” published on May 13, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Brooklyn-based Appliances Connection unveils credit card initiative” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Sg Americas Securities Llc decreased Helmerich & Payne Inc Com (NYSE:HP) stake by 8,288 shares to 18,182 valued at $1.18M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Ppl Corp Com (NYSE:PPL) stake by 469,663 shares and now owns 258,184 shares. Wen Hldg Inc Com was reduced too.

Investors sentiment is 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 39 investors sold ADS 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. Benjamin F Edwards & accumulated 549 shares. Andra Ap holds 0.05% or 9,100 shares. Clearbridge Invs Lc has 0.08% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Moreover, Tocqueville Asset Mgmt LP has 0% invested in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Waddell And Reed holds 726,250 shares. Emerald Advisers Pa invested in 6,086 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Utd Automobile Association has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership invested in 240,729 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Inc invested in 149,566 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt has 254,729 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Excalibur Mngmt Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,010 shares. Tiverton Asset Management Lc has 936 shares. Pnc Financial Svcs Gp has invested 0% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Atria Invs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.02% in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS). Toronto Dominion Bank has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS).

Among 35 analysts covering Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), 18 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 51% are positive. Alliance Data Systems had 98 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Compass Point initiated the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, November 4 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, April 13 by Credit Suisse. Cowen & Co maintained Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) on Thursday, April 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 14 by JP Morgan. The stock of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 17 by SunTrust. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point given on Thursday, May 25. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 19 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, January 25. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $227 target in Tuesday, April 19 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 4 by RBC Capital Markets.

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