News articles about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.9961030301358 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of research firms have recently issued reports on DST. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on shares of DST Systems from $68.00 to $72.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Sunday, October 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. DST Systems has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.00.
DST Systems (DST) traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $61.23. 341,071 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 438,722. DST Systems has a twelve month low of $50.22 and a twelve month high of $62.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,683.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.89, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.36.
DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last released its quarterly earnings results 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. DST Systems had a net margin of 21.26% and a return on equity of 16.20%. The business had revenue of $562.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $523.57 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.77 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 45.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that DST Systems will post 3.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. DST Systems’s payout ratio is presently 10.63%.
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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