DST Systems Inc. Reaches New 12-Month High at $93.21 (DST)
DST Systems (NYSE:DST)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Thursday, American Banking News.com reports. The company traded as high as $93.21 and last traded at $92.46, with a volume of 245,291 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.76.
DST has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Avondale Partners downgraded shares of DST Systems from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday, December 18th. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of DST Systems in a research note to investors on Friday, November 22nd. They now have a $93.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Sterne Agee raised their price target on shares of DST Systems from $90.00 to $100.00 in a research note to investors on Monday, November 18th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. DST Systems currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $94.25.
DST Systems has a 52 week low of $64.01 and a 52 week high of $92.63. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $90.38 and a 200-day moving average of $80.82. The company has a market cap of $3.922 billion and a P/E ratio of 12.87.
DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last released its earnings data on Friday, January 31st. The company reported $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $497.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $497.20 million. On average, analysts predict that DST Systems will post $4.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, March 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of 0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 26th.
DST Systems, Inc (NYSE:DST) is global providers of technology-based service solutions.
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