DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) had its price target boosted by Robert W. Baird from $68.00 to $72.00 in a research note issued on Sunday. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the technology company’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 23.08% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of DST Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.33.

DST Systems (DST) traded down 2.55% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $58.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 823,385 shares. DST Systems has a 52-week low of $47.26 and a 52-week high of $122.11. The firm has a market cap of $3.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.90 and a beta of 1.31. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $54.18 and a 200-day moving average of $57.63.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last released its quarterly earnings data 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 35.46% and a return on equity of 16.79%. 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. On average, equities research analysts expect that DST Systems will post $3.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. First Bank & Trust raised its holdings in shares of DST Systems by 99.8% in the 2nd quarter. First Bank & Trust now owns 1,718 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $106,000 after acquiring an additional 858 shares during the last quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co raised its holdings in shares of DST Systems by 3,458.3% in the 2nd quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 2,135 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $132,000 after acquiring an additional 2,075 shares during the last quarter. CWM LLC acquired a new stake in shares of DST Systems in the 2nd quarter worth about $133,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its holdings in shares of DST Systems by 119.4% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,326 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $144,000 after acquiring an additional 1,266 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its holdings in shares of DST Systems by 102.6% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 2,926 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $180,000 after acquiring an additional 1,482 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.99% 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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