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, implying potential capital gains 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

DST has an estimated earnings growth rate of -28.38 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. DST has a PEG ratio of -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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion. DST will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.