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 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.0194397727572 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.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several equities analysts have recently commented on DST shares. 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. Zacks Investment Research upgraded DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. 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. Evercore ISI restated an “in-line” rating on shares of DST Systems in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Finally, DA Davidson lowered DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.50.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) traded down $0.50 on Monday, reaching $83.28. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,064,625 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,037,000. DST Systems has a 52 week low of $50.22 and a 52 week high of $84.48. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4,965.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.29, a PEG ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 1.36.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last posted its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The technology company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.27. DST Systems had a return on equity of 16.20% and a net margin of 21.26%. The company had revenue of $552.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $538.38 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.83 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 47.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that DST Systems will post 3.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other DST Systems news, VP Jonathan J. Boehm sold 20,000 shares of DST Systems stock in a transaction dated 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 transaction, the vice president now owns 75,518 shares in the company, valued at $4,870,911. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders acquired 976 shares of company stock worth $59,812 in the last quarter. 1.82% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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