Insider Buying: DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Director Acquires 239 Shares of Stock

DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) Director Lowell L. Bryan acquired 239 shares of DST Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $83.33 per share, for a total transaction of $19,915.87. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE DST) traded up $0.08 on Monday, reaching $83.27. 696,461 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,844,988. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.07. DST Systems, Inc. has a 1 year low of $50.22 and a 1 year high of $84.48. The company has a market capitalization of $5,020.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.72, a P/E/G ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 1.60.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The technology company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.27. DST Systems had a net margin of 20.35% and a return on equity of 16.90%. The firm had revenue of $552.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $538.38 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.83 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 47.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that DST Systems, Inc. will post 3.94 EPS for the current year.

DST has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of DST Systems in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. DA Davidson lowered shares of DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $72.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Evercore ISI reaffirmed an “in-line” rating on shares of DST Systems in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.50.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY bought a new position in DST Systems in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $5,417,000. Opus Capital Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of DST Systems in the fourth quarter worth $244,000. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of DST Systems in the fourth quarter worth $207,000. Aperio Group LLC lifted its position in shares of DST Systems by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 26,762 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,661,000 after purchasing an additional 1,615 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank lifted its position in shares of DST Systems by 34.2% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 108,302 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $9,087,000 after purchasing an additional 27,605 shares in the last quarter. 86.76% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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