Follow The Short Interest: Dst Systems Incorporated Del (NYSE:DST)’s Trend Unknown, Especially After Increased Shorts

December 1, 2016 - By Hazel Jackson   ·   0 Comments

Follow The Short Interest: Dst Systems Incorporated Del (NYSE:DST)’s Trend Unknown, Especially After Increased Shorts

The stock of Dst Systems Incorporated Del (NYSE:DST) registered an increase of 40.67% in short interest. DST’s total short interest was 422,000 shares in December as published by FINRA. Its up 40.67% from 300,000 shares, reported previously. With 647,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their DST’s short positions. About 119,111 shares traded hands. DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) has declined 14.38% since April 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.30% the S&P500.

DST Systems, Inc. is a provider of technology information processing and servicing solutions. The company has a market cap of $3.21 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 18.11 P/E ratio. It operates in three divisions: Financial Services, Healthcare Services and Customer Communications.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.09, from 1.06 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 25 funds sold all DST Systems, Inc. shares owned while 112 reduced positions. 31 funds bought stakes while 114 increased positions. They now own 27.09 million shares or 4.69% less from 28.42 million shares in 2016Q1.
The Massachusetts-based Boston Advisors Limited Liability Com has invested 0.03% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Sit Assoc holds 24,600 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Retirement Of Alabama holds 40,239 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Putnam Invests Llc reported 74,829 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Polar Asset Mgmt Prtnrs Incorporated accumulated 122,500 shares or 0.58% of the stock. Turner Lp last reported 2,990 shares in the company. Gamco Et Al, a New York-based fund reported 5,500 shares. Atwood And Palmer has 0.01% invested in the company for 574 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies accumulated 0.46% or 8,657 shares. Vanguard reported 2.80 million shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Rothschild Asset Mgmt accumulated 0.28% or 134,167 shares. The Minnesota-based Advantus Cap Management has invested 0.01% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Aqr Limited Com owns 731,140 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bryn Mawr Tru has 0.33% invested in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) for 44,412 shares. Villere St Denis J accumulated 0.07% or 9,950 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 15, 2016, the stock had 5 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $5.01 million net activity. $1.17M worth of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) was sold by GIVENS GREGG WM on Monday, October 3. The insider Bryan Lowell L bought 206 shares worth $19,912. On Tuesday, August 23 LARK VERCIE L sold $1.83M worth of the stock or 15,210 shares. 7,000 shares were sold by Abbaei Mike, worth $820,910.

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

Out of 2 analysts covering DST Systems (NYSE:DST), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. DST Systems has been the topic of 3 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by Robert W. Baird on Friday, January 29. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Zacks. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Friday, August 14 to “Sell”.

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: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: DST Systems, Dun & Bradstreet and Allegiant Travel” published on November 17, 2016 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 21, 2016” with publication date: November 18, 2016.

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