News headlines about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.4514775501714 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Global Geotechnical Instrumentation & Monitoring Market 2017 – DST Consulting Engineers Inc., Eustis Engineering LLC., Fugro (sbwire.com)
- DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Pre-Market Technical Pulse on Scientific & Technical Instruments Stocks — Coherent, FLIR Systems, Trimble, and Fortive (broadwayworld.com)
- DST SYSTEMS, INC. (NYSE:DST) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement (4-traders.com)
Shares of DST Systems (NYSE:DST) opened at $59.77 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $3,600.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.31, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 1.35. DST Systems has a 52 week low of $50.22 and a 52 week high of $62.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09.
DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. The technology company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $562.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $523.57 million. DST Systems had a return on equity of 16.20% and a net margin of 21.26%. The business’s revenue was up 45.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.77 earnings per share. research analysts expect that DST Systems will post 3.08 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders 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 1.20%. DST Systems’s payout ratio is presently 10.88%.
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on shares of DST Systems from $68.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of DST Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. DST Systems presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target 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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