DST Systems (DST) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.13

Press coverage about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.9617165553836 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on DST shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of DST Systems in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on shares of DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. DST Systems has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $68.00.

DST Systems (NYSE DST) traded down $0.57 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $61.23. 225,628 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 437,025. DST Systems has a 1 year low of $50.22 and a 1 year high of $62.98. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The company has a market cap of $3,721.61, a PE ratio of 20.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 1.36.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The technology company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.03. DST Systems had a net margin of 21.26% and a return on equity of 16.20%. The firm had revenue of $562.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $523.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.77 EPS. DST Systems’s quarterly revenue was up 45.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that DST Systems will post 3.08 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were given a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 21st. DST Systems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 10.63%.

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DST Systems Company Profile

DST Systems, Inc (DST) is a provider of technology-based information processing and servicing solutions. The Company offers its solutions through data management, business processing and customer communications solutions to clients within the asset management, brokerage, retirement and healthcare markets.

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