Analyst Ratings for DST Systems Inc. (DST)

Updated: 2017-07-26

DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, DST was issued an average rating of Overweight.

3 analysts declared DST a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for DST. The most optimistic price target was 77, which equates to a potential upside of 27.82 percent. The lowest price target was 61, implying potential capital losses of 1.26 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.78 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DST to grow at a rate of -28.38 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of DST is -0.47.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DST hit 62.95 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 47.26. Today's price is 27.47 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.31 percent lower than its 52-week high. DST has a P/E ratio of 13.3. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DST value stock report compares DST to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion. DST is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.