Press coverage about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) has been trending positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.1451721191185 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation of DST Systems, Inc. Buyout (markets.financialcontent.com)
- RM LAW Announces Investigation of DST Systems, Inc. (finance.yahoo.com)
- $0.84 EPS Expected for DST Systems, Inc. (DST) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- INVESTOR ALERT: Brower Piven Commences an Investigation into the Proposed Sale of DST Systems, Inc. and Encourages Shareholders to Contact the Firm for Additional Information (markets.financialcontent.com)
- Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on DST Systems (DST) (americanbankingnews.com)
DST has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered 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 research note on Monday, October 23rd. 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 research note on Sunday, October 22nd. DA Davidson lowered shares of DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Friday. Finally, Evercore ISI reissued an “in-line” rating on shares of DST Systems in a research report on Friday. Two equities 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’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.50.
DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. The technology company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $562.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $523.57 million. DST Systems had a net margin of 21.26% and a return on equity of 16.20%. The business’s revenue was up 45.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.77 EPS. analysts anticipate that DST Systems will post 3.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other 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 transaction of $1,290,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 75,518 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,870,911. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have bought a total of 976 shares of company stock worth $59,812 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.82% of the company’s stock.
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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