DST Systems (NYSE:DST) Has Been Downgraded Today by DA Davidson to a “Neutral”

January 13, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

 DST Systems (NYSE:DST) Has Been Downgraded Today by DA Davidson to a

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 5.53, from 6.41 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 29 investors sold DST Systems, Inc. shares while 108 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 50.69 million shares or 50.65% less from 102.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Aperio Grp Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 25,147 shares. Riverhead Cap Management Llc invested in 20,202 shares. Midas Mgmt reported 1.5% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Blair William And Il stated it has 0.04% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Credit Agricole S A stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Parametrica Limited has 4,824 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt holds 112,466 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 29,624 shares stake. Colorado-based Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 2,554 shares. Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd has invested 0.02% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 5,095 shares. Whittier Trust Of Nevada Inc stated it has 36 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Manufacturers Life Co The, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 88,920 shares.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.29 million activity.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) Receives a Downgrade

The old rating for DST Systems (NYSE:DST) shares of a “Buy” has been discontinued, as investment analysts at DA Davidson lowered the current rating for DST Systems (NYSE:DST) shares to a “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 5.53, from 6.41 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 29 investors sold DST Systems, Inc. shares while 108 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 50.69 million shares or 50.65% less from 102.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Aperio Grp Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 25,147 shares. Riverhead Cap Management Llc invested in 20,202 shares. Midas Mgmt reported 1.5% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Blair William And Il stated it has 0.04% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Credit Agricole S A stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Parametrica Limited has 4,824 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt holds 112,466 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 29,624 shares stake. Colorado-based Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 2,554 shares. Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd has invested 0.02% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 5,095 shares. Whittier Trust Of Nevada Inc stated it has 36 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Manufacturers Life Co The, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 88,920 shares.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.29 million activity.

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

Among 4 analysts covering DST Systems (NYSE:DST), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. DST Systems has $76.0 highest and $61 lowest target. $69.67’s average target is -16.57% below currents $83.51 stock price. DST Systems had 11 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, August 28 by Zacks. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, October 23. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of DST in report on Monday, October 23 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $64.0 target in Thursday, August 31 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 8 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 29 report. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $83.51. About 3.08M shares traded or 364.09% up from the average. DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) has risen 0.59% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.11% the S&P500.

Analysts await DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 2.41 % or $0.02 from last year’s $0.83 per share. DST’s profit will be $51.19 million for 24.56 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual earnings per share reported by DST Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.84 % EPS growth.

DST Systems, Inc. provides technology information processing and servicing solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.03 billion. The companyÂ’s Financial Services segment provides investor, investment, advisor/intermediary, and asset distribution services to companies in the financial services industry. It has a 12.76 P/E ratio. This segment provides clients information processing solutions, such as tracking of purchases, redemptions, and exchanges and transfers of shares; maintaining investor identification and ownership records; reconciling cash and share activity; processing dividends; reporting sales; performing tax and other compliance functions; and providing information for printing of investor trade confirmations, statements, and year-end tax forms.

More notable recent DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “DST SYSTEMS INVESTOR ALERT by the Former Attorney General of Louisiana: Kahn …” on January 12, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Real estate sources hope DST remains key downtown stakeholder” published on January 12, 2018, Kansascity.com published: “KC-based DST Systems agrees to buyout offer from rival” on January 11, 2018. More interesting news about DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Bragar Eagel & Squire, PC is Investigating the Board of Directors of DST …” published on January 11, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “SS&C in talks to acquire DST Systems” with publication date: January 10, 2018.

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