Headlines about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.3366224620574 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETFs Declare Fourth Quarter Distributions (wallstreet-online.de)
- Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF Declares Fourth Quarter Distribution (advfn.com)
- ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF Declares Fourth Quarter Distribution (businesswire.com)
- DST Systems Inc.: Australian Financial Services Clients Win Holistic View of Their Operations with DST’s Use of ActiveOps Solutions (twst.com)
DST Systems (DST) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $62.58. 519,969 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 433,287. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.09. DST Systems has a twelve month low of $50.22 and a twelve month high of $63.08. The stock has a market cap of $3,780.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.45, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.36.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were paid a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 21st. DST Systems’s dividend payout ratio is presently 10.88%.
Several equities research analysts have weighed in on DST shares. Morgan Stanley increased their price target 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 “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Robert W. Baird increased their price target on DST Systems from $68.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $68.50.
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About DST Systems
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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