Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 13, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.57 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 19, 2018. Shareholders who purchased ADS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that ADS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $230.61, the dividend yield is .99%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ADS was $230.61, representing a -17.15% decrease from the 52 week high of $278.33 and a 20.1% increase over the 52 week low of $192.02.
ADS is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Limited ( BABA ) and Visa Inc. ( V ). ADS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $15.96. Zacks Investment Research reports ADS's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 18.6%, compared to an industry average of 21.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ADS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ADS as a top-10 holding:
- AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF ( CWS )
- Invesco DWA Developed Markets Momentum ETF ( PIZ )
- Invesco S&P International Developed Quality ETF ( IDHQ )
- Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF ( GSEU )
- Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF ( GSIE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is CWS with an increase of 4.25% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ADS at 3.4%.
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