Investors never know what to expect for DST Systems
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are bullish on DST Systems as two analysts rate it as a buy and only one analyst rates it as a sell. Analysts like DST Systems better than competitor Advent Software overall.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $436.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 2.8% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.96 per share. Estimates range from $0.89 to $1.02.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are in strong support of the stock, with 97.4% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The greater community is in line with the All-Stars, as 94% give it a rating of "outperform." Fools feel positively about DST Systems, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 38 posts in the past 30 days. DST Systems has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.
DST Systems' income has fallen year-over-year by an average of 12% over the past five quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by three percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 4.3% while cost of sales rose 8.1% to $496.5 million from a year earlier.
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