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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for DST. The most optimistic price target was 77, which equates to a potential upside of 27.82 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 61, which equates to a potential downside of 1.26 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.78 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DST is -0.47.

In the last 52-weeks, DST has achieved a high of 62.95 and a low of 47.26. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.47 percent, and below the high by 4.31 percent. DST has a price/earnings 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 market cap of DST is $3.73 billion. DST's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.