DST Systems (DST) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows
News articles about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.0042928243336 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Investors of an Investigation Concerning Whether the Sale of DST Systems, Inc. to SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. is Fair to Shareholders – DST (finance.yahoo.com)
- RM LAW Announces Investigation of DST Systems, Inc. – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Launches An Investigation of the Board of Directors and Officers of DST Systems, Inc. – DST (finance.yahoo.com)
- Analysts Expect DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $526.85 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Short Interest Update (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Robert W. Baird cut DST Systems from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday. Evercore ISI reaffirmed an “in-line” rating on shares of DST Systems in a report on Friday, January 12th. DA Davidson cut DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 price target for the company. in a report on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research cut DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price target on DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.50.
DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The technology company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.03. DST Systems had a return on equity of 16.20% and a net margin of 21.26%. The company had revenue of $562.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $523.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.77 EPS. DST Systems’s quarterly revenue was up 45.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that DST Systems will post 3.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other DST Systems news, VP Jonathan J. Boehm sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.50, for a total transaction of $1,290,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 75,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,870,911. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders have acquired 976 shares of company stock valued at $59,812 in the last three months. Insiders own 1.82% of the company’s stock.
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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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