DST Systems, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:DST):
DST Announces Strategic Alliance With Frost Data Capital To Drive Accelerated Data Innovation.
The company is so far trading up from yesterday’s close of $118.04.
The company also recently announced a dividend that was paid on Thursday the 15th of September 2016. The dividend payment was $0.330 per share for the quarter which is $1.32 annualized. This dividend amount was represent a yeild of $1.11. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday the 24th of August 2016.
Shares are trading at $118.93 which is just under $120.55, the stock’s 50 day moving average and slightly over the 200 day moving average of $118.22. The 50 day moving average went down $-1.62 or -1.35% and the 200 day average went up $0.71 or +0.60%.
The company’s P/E ratio is 16.28 and market cap is 3.88B. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $7.30 and is estimated to be $5.67 for the current year with 32,618,000 shares currently outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is forecasted to be $1.65 with next year’s EPS projected to be $6.88.
Several analysts have released ratings on the stock of late. On January 29, 2016 the stock rating was changed to a “Outperform” by Baird a boost from the previous “Neutral” rating. Baird both downgraded the stock and raised the price target on July 20 changing the price target from $130.00 to $138.00 and moving the rating from “Outperform” to “Neutral”.
On July 20 the stock rating was downgraded from “Outperform” to “Neutral” and a price target of $138.00 was set by analysts at Baird. On April 27 the company was downgraded to “Neutral” from “Outperform” with a current price target of $126.00 in a report from Credit Suisse.
Equity analyst Credit Suisse downgraded the stock and raised the price target on April 27 boosting the price target from $106.00 to $126.00 and changing the rating from “Outperform” to “Neutral”. July 25 investment analysts at Credit Suisse held the stock rating at “Outperform” but moved up the price target to $106.00 from $102.00.