DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Holdings Reduced by Gamco Investors INC. ET AL

Gamco Investors INC. ET AL decreased its holdings in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) by 21.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 10,558 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL’s holdings in DST Systems were worth $579,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of DST. First Bank & Trust lifted its stake in shares of DST Systems by 99.8% in the 2nd quarter. First Bank & Trust now owns 1,718 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 858 shares in the last quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co lifted its stake in shares of DST Systems by 3,458.3% in the 2nd quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 2,135 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $132,000 after purchasing an additional 2,075 shares in the last quarter. CWM LLC acquired a new position in shares of DST Systems in the 2nd quarter valued at about $133,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in shares of DST Systems by 119.4% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,326 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $144,000 after purchasing an additional 1,266 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in shares of DST Systems by 102.6% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 2,926 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $180,000 after purchasing an additional 1,482 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 85.36% of the company’s stock.

DST Systems, Inc. (DST) opened at $58.96 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $3,575.87, a P/E ratio of 19.31, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. DST Systems, Inc. has a 52-week low of $49.84 and a 52-week high of $62.94.

DST Systems (NYSE:DST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The technology company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $562.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $523.57 million. DST Systems had a return on equity of 16.20% and a net margin of 21.26%. DST Systems’s revenue for the quarter was up 45.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.77 EPS. analysts predict that DST Systems, Inc. will post 3.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. DST Systems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.63%.

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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered DST Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on DST Systems from $57.00 to $61.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on DST Systems from $68.00 to $72.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. DST Systems has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.00.

DST Systems Profile

DST Systems, Inc (DST) is a provider of technology-based information processing and servicing solutions. The Company offers its solutions through data management, business processing and customer communications solutions to clients within the asset management, brokerage, retirement and healthcare markets.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for DST Systems (NYSE:DST)

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