DST Systems (DST) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive 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 stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.9617165553836 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of DST Systems (DST) traded up $0.11 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $62.63. The company had a trading volume of 251,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 432,938. DST Systems has a fifty-two week low of $50.22 and a fifty-two week high of $62.98. The company has a market cap of $3,764.97, a PE ratio of 9.24, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.36. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 21st. DST Systems’s payout ratio is 10.63%.

Several analysts recently issued reports on DST shares. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $68.00 price target on shares of DST Systems in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $68.50.

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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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