Exclusive: DST Systems Inc (NYSE:DST): Stock Sentiment

November 30, 2016 - By Hazel Jackson   ·   0 Comments

Exclusive: DST Systems Inc (NYSE:DST): Stock Sentiment

Sentiment for DST Systems Inc (NYSE:DST)

DST Systems Inc (NYSE:DST) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q2 2016. Its down -0.09, from 1.06 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 145 hedge funds started new and increased positions, while 137 cut down and sold stock positions in DST Systems Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now possess: 27.09 million shares, down from 28.42 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of hedge funds holding DST Systems Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 25 Reduced: 112 Increased: 114 New Position: 31.

DST Systems, Inc. is a provider of technology information processing and servicing solutions. The company has a market cap of $3.39 billion. The Firm offers its solutions through unified data management, business processing and customer communications solutions to clients within the asset management, brokerage, retirement and healthcare markets. It has a 18.62 P/E ratio. It operates in three divisions: Financial Services, Healthcare Services and Customer Communications.

The stock closed at $105.53 during the last session. It is down 12.61% since April 27, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.84% the S&P500.

Analysts await DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $1.52 earnings per share, down 8.98% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.67 per share. DST’s profit will be $48.83M for 17.36 P/E if the $1.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.53 actual earnings per share reported by DST Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.65% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “DST Systems, Inc. provides sophisticated information processing and computer software services and products that help clients improve productivity, increase efficiencies, and provide higher levels of customer service. DST is organized domestically and internationally into three operating segments: Financial Services, Output Solutions, and Customer Management. They operate one of the most advanced data centers in the world, which provides information-processing services to support the products within each operating segment.”

Ns Advisors Llc holds 10.17% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. for 64,016 shares. Reinhart Partners Inc. owns 186,506 shares or 2.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc has 1.47% invested in the company for 94,847 shares. The California-based Denali Advisors Llc has invested 1.42% in the stock. New Amsterdam Partners Llc Ny, a New York-based fund reported 46,579 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 5 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $5.01 million net activity.

DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of DST Systems’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating DST Systems, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. DST was included in 3 notes of analysts from August 14, 2015. On Friday, August 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell”. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Friday, August 28. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, January 29.

DST Company Profile

DST Systems, Inc. (DST), incorporated on February 23, 1983, is a well-known provider of technology information processing and servicing solutions. The Firm offers its solutions through unified data management, business processing and customer communications solutions to clients within the asset management, brokerage, retirement and healthcare markets. The Firm manages its business through three divisions: Financial Services, Healthcare Services and Customer Communications. The Company’s investments in equity securities, private equity investments, real estate and certain financial interests are aggregated into an Investments and Other segment.

More notable recent DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “DST Systems, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results” on October 20, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “DST Systems, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results” published on July 21, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “DST Systems, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results” on January 28, 2016. More interesting news about DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 21, 2016” published on November 18, 2016 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: DST Systems, Dun & Bradstreet and Allegiant Travel” with publication date: November 17, 2016.

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