Headlines about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 44.9660194792742 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Fourth-annual Movie Night in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium presented by DST Systems tabbed for June 14 (kuathletics.com)
- Form 4 DST SYSTEMS INC For: Apr 16 Filed by: GIVENS GREGG WM (streetinsider.com)
- Half Of Professional Buyers Say They Are Not Well Served By Asset Management Firms, DST Research Finds (finance.yahoo.com)
- DST Systems (DST) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Winchester, MO data center engineers indicted for embezzlement (datacenterdynamics.com)
NYSE DST opened at $83.99 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,981.74, a PE ratio of 25.00, a P/E/G ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.51. DST Systems has a 12 month low of $50.22 and a 12 month high of $84.48.
DST has been the topic of several analyst reports. DA Davidson downgraded shares of DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Friday, January 12th. Evercore ISI reissued an “in-line” rating on shares of DST Systems in a report on Friday, January 12th. Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of DST Systems from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of DST Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.50.
In other DST Systems news, insider Vercie L. Lark sold 5,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.64, for a total transaction of $451,656.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 77,702 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,498,995.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Vercie L. Lark sold 45,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.57, for a total transaction of $3,794,078.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 77,702 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,493,556.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.82% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
DST Systems Company Profile
DST Systems, Inc provides technology-based information processing and servicing solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and internationally. It operates through Domestic Financial Services, International Financial Services, and Healthcare Services segments. The Domestic Financial Services segment provides investor, investment, advisor/intermediary, and asset distribution services to companies in the financial services industry to support direct and intermediary sales of mutual funds, alternative investments, securities brokerage accounts, and retirement plans.
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