DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) VP Jonathan J. Boehm sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.50, for a total value of $1,290,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 75,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,870,911. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) opened at $83.92 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $5,050.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 1.37. DST Systems, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $50.22 and a fifty-two week high of $84.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The technology company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $562.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $523.57 million. DST Systems had a return on equity of 16.20% and a net margin of 21.26%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 45.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.77 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that DST Systems, Inc. will post 3.08 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in shares of DST Systems by 119.4% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,326 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $144,000 after acquiring an additional 1,266 shares during the period. WFG Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of DST Systems by 128.6% in the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 3,205 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $198,000 after acquiring an additional 1,803 shares during the period. Intl Fcstone Inc. bought a new stake in shares of DST Systems in the second quarter worth $221,000. SNS Financial Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of DST Systems in the third quarter worth $262,000. Finally, Financial Counselors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of DST Systems by 79.1% in the second quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 4,274 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $264,000 after acquiring an additional 1,888 shares during the period. 85.71% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

DST has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut DST Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of DST Systems in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.50.

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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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