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 analyst gave a price target of 77, which equates to a potential upside of 27.82 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 61, implying potential capital losses of 1.26 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DST to grow at a rate of -28.38 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. DST has a PEG ratio of -0.47.

DST has traded between a high of 62.95 and a low of 47.26 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.47 percent, and 4.31 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion. DST will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.