Media coverage about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.3551575460672 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

DST has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Robert W. Baird raised their target price on DST Systems from $68.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. DA Davidson downgraded DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Evercore ISI reissued an “in-line” rating on shares of DST Systems in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.50.

DST Systems (DST) opened at $83.07 on Friday. DST Systems has a twelve month low of $50.22 and a twelve month high of $84.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.09. The company has a market capitalization of $4,923.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.55, a PEG ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 1.60.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The technology company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.27. DST Systems had a return on equity of 16.90% and a net margin of 20.35%. The firm had revenue of $552.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $538.38 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.83 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 47.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that DST Systems will post 3.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, VP Jonathan J. Boehm sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on 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 completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 75,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,870,911. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders bought 877 shares of company stock valued at $59,820 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.82% of the company’s stock.

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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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