DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) CFO Gregg Wm Givens sold 20,000 shares of DST Systems stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.30, for a total value of $1,206,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 75,871 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,575,021.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Gregg Wm Givens also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, May 16th, Gregg Wm Givens sold 10,000 shares of DST Systems stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.12, for a total value of $1,221,200.00.

DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE DST) traded up 2.19% on Monday, hitting $60.54. The company had a trading volume of 1,704,700 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.74 billion, a PE ratio of 6.44 and a beta of 1.32. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $60.77 and a 200-day moving average price of $58.35. DST Systems, Inc. has a 12-month low of $47.26 and a 12-month high of $122.11.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The technology company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.08. DST Systems had a return on equity of 17.85% and a net margin of 40.00%. The business had revenue of $379.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $368.80 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.81 EPS. DST Systems’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that DST Systems, Inc. will post $3.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for DST Systems (NYSE:DST)

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 9th. Investors of record on Friday, May 26th were given a dividend of $0.36 per share. This is an increase from DST Systems’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 24th. DST Systems’s dividend payout ratio is currently 7.42%.

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Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in DST. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its stake in shares of DST Systems by 0.6% in the first quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 1,424 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in shares of DST Systems by 0.7% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 2,703 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $331,000 after buying an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC increased its stake in shares of DST Systems by 1.3% in the first quarter. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC now owns 5,553 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $680,000 after buying an additional 70 shares in the last quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. increased its stake in shares of DST Systems by 3.5% in the first quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 2,386 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $292,000 after buying an additional 80 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Forward Management LLC increased its stake in shares of DST Systems by 3.1% in the first quarter. Forward Management LLC now owns 2,806 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $344,000 after buying an additional 85 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 43.21% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on DST. Zacks Investment Research cut DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. ValuEngine raised DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th.

DST Systems Company Profile

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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