Media coverage about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.3173339208506 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently commented on DST. Evercore ISI restated an “in-line” rating on shares of DST Systems in a report on Friday. DA Davidson cut shares of 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. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price 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 target price 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. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.50.

Shares of DST Systems (NYSE:DST) traded down $0.41 during trading on Friday, reaching $83.51. 3,083,437 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 832,592. The company has a market cap of $5,030.00, a PE ratio of 12.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 1.37. DST Systems has a 52 week low of $50.22 and a 52 week high of $84.48. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The technology company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $562.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $523.57 million. DST Systems had a net margin of 21.26% and a return on equity of 16.20%. DST Systems’s revenue was up 45.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.77 EPS. research analysts anticipate that DST Systems will post 3.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Jonathan J. Boehm sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.50, for a total value of $1,290,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 75,518 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,870,911. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders purchased 976 shares of company stock worth $59,812. 1.82% of the stock is currently owned by company 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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