News headlines about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.4514775501714 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of DST Systems (NYSE:DST) opened at $60.73 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $3,611.40, a P/E ratio of 19.50, a PEG ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. DST Systems has a 1-year low of $47.94 and a 1-year high of $62.94.
DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The technology company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $562.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $523.57 million. DST Systems had a net margin of 21.26% and a return on equity of 16.20%. The business’s revenue was up 45.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.77 EPS. research analysts forecast that DST Systems will post 3.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.19%. DST Systems’s dividend payout ratio is currently 10.63%.
DST has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of DST Systems in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price target 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 research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. DST Systems currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.00.
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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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