Press coverage about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.4985265223299 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- RiverNorth Opportunities Fund, Inc. Announces Board Approval of New Advisory and Sub-Advisory Agreements and a Special Stockholder Meeting (wallstreet-online.de)
- Dundee Sustainable Technologies Initiates Metallurgical Testing with First Cobalt (finance.yahoo.com)
- DST Ranked As A “Strong Performer” In Cloud-based Dynamic Case Management Report By Independent Research Firm (finance.yahoo.com)
- DST Research Finds Strong But Volatile Markets Cannot Mask Daunting Disruptions In The Asset And Wealth Management Industry (finance.yahoo.com)
DST Systems (NYSE DST) opened at $83.31 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $4,948.53, a P/E ratio of 11.58, a PEG ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 1.54. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. DST Systems has a 1-year low of $50.22 and a 1-year high of $84.48.
DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last announced its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The technology company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.27. The business had revenue of $552.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $538.38 million. DST Systems had a return on equity of 16.90% and a net margin of 20.35%. DST Systems’s revenue was up 47.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.83 EPS. research analysts anticipate that DST Systems will post 4.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Evercore ISI reaffirmed an “in-line” rating on shares of DST Systems in a report on Friday, January 12th. Robert W. Baird downgraded DST Systems from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. DA Davidson downgraded DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.50.
In other news, insider Vercie L. Lark sold 45,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.57, for a total value of $3,794,078.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 77,702 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,493,556.14. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Jonathan J. Boehm sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.50, for a total value of $1,290,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 75,518 shares in the company, valued at $4,870,911. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders bought 798 shares of company stock worth $59,833 and sold 70,800 shares worth $5,535,734. 1.82% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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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