News coverage about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.5732604592179 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Vercie L. Lark Sells 5,400 Shares of DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vercie L. Lark Sells 45,400 Shares of DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against DST Systems, Inc. (finance.yahoo.com)
- How many years would you have to work to earn one year of your CEO’s pay? 63? 96? (kansascity.com)
- DST Systems, Inc. Announces Consent Solicitation, Solicitation Of Approvals Of The Termination Agreement And Tender Offer (prnewswire.com)
A number of analysts have commented 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 research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Evercore ISI restated an “in-line” rating on shares of DST Systems in a research 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 research report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.50.
DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The technology company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.27. The business had revenue of $552.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $538.38 million. DST Systems had a return on equity of 16.90% and a net margin of 20.35%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 47.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.83 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that DST Systems will post 4.13 EPS for the current year.
In related news, VP Jonathan J. Boehm sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated 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 sale, the vice president now owns 75,518 shares in the company, valued at $4,870,911. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Vercie L. Lark sold 5,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.64, for a total value of $451,656.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 77,702 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,498,995.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders acquired 798 shares of company stock valued at $59,833 and sold 70,800 shares valued at $5,535,734. Corporate insiders own 1.82% of the company’s stock.
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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