What Does The Data Behind DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) Suggest?


DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) closed its last session at $83.92. The stock traded within a range of $83.50 and $84.48. The company operates in the Technology sector with a market capitalization of 5.05 Million. Trading volume for DST Systems Inc. was 10.15 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) has an average volume of 619.78 Million.

Company Profile

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. They enable clients to transform complexity into strategic advantage by helping them continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements in the world’s most demanding industries. The Company operates through two segments: Financial Services and Healthcare Services. Through the Financial Services segment, DST provides investor, investment, advisor/intermediary and asset distribution services to companies within the financial services industry. The Healthcare Services segment uses the Company’s software applications to provide healthcare organizations a range of medical and pharmacy benefit solutions to aid their information processing, quality of care, cost management and payment integrity needs.

Analyst Views

DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 0 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) touched its 1-Year High price of $84.48 on 01/11/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $50.22 on 08/29/17.

EPS & Financials

DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.76/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.73/Share by a difference of $0.03. This showed a surprise of 4.1% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 4 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.84/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.87/share and a low EPS of $0.82/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $552.7 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 560.6 Million and 544.8 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) has a 20-Day average volume of 1.06 Million. According to today’s trading volume DST Systems Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.8 Percent and Institutional ownership of 89.5 Percent. The return on assets stands at 14%, Return on Equity currently is 34.5% and the Return on Investment value is 9.3%.

DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) gross margin percentage stands at 19.9% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 14.3 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 20.4 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 32.87% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 36.54 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 43.04 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 35.2 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 14.3%. The return on invested capital is at 9.3%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 43.04%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 35.2% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.