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.

DST was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 77, which equates to a potential upside of 27.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 61, implying potential capital losses of 1.26 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.78 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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 decreased their 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of DST is -0.47.

DST has traded between a high of 62.95 and a low of 47.26 over the past year. Today's price is 27.47 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.31 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.