Media coverage about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.2346666171298 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered DST Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.50.
Shares of NYSE:DST opened at $83.99 on Friday. DST Systems has a fifty-two week low of $50.22 and a fifty-two week high of $84.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.00, a P/E/G ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.51. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43.
About DST Systems
DST Systems, Inc provides technology-based information processing and servicing solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and internationally. It operates through Domestic Financial Services, International Financial Services, and Healthcare Services segments. The Domestic Financial Services segment provides investor, investment, advisor/intermediary, and asset distribution services to companies in the financial services industry to support direct and intermediary sales of mutual funds, alternative investments, securities brokerage accounts, and retirement plans.
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