DST Systems (DST) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.16

News articles about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.7045556278519 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on DST shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered 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 research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price target on DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. One research 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’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.00.

Shares of DST Systems (NYSE DST) traded up $0.22 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $61.62. The company had a trading volume of 261,051 shares, compared to its average volume of 435,570. DST Systems has a 12 month low of $50.22 and a 12 month high of $62.98. The company has a market capitalization of $3,649.34, a P/E ratio of 19.71, a P/E/G ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current 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 for the quarter, beating 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 for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $523.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.77 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 45.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that DST Systems will post 3.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 21st. DST Systems’s payout ratio is currently 10.63%.

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About DST Systems

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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