Alliance Data upgraded on valuation at Stifel As noted earlier, Stifel upgraded Alliance Data to Buy from Hold. The firm thinks that the company's fundamentals are solid,. while the valuation adequately reflects the risks associated with its acquisition of Conversant. Stifel believes that the stock can rally quickly as fears about the acquisition dissipate. Target $330.
Alliance Data upgraded to Buy on outsized growth at Stifel As previously reported, Stifel upgraded Alliance Data to Buy from Hold. The firm believes Alliance Data's valuation discounts risks at its Epsilon subsidiary and its major acquisition of Conversant. Stifel views risk/reward as attractive given industry-leading growth and profitability in its core card business and established a $330 price target on shares.