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DST Systems



) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified DST Systems as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • DST has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $24.3 million.
  • DST has traded 298,794 shares today.
  • DST is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on DST:

DST Systems, Inc. provides information processing and software services and products. The company operates in two segments, Financial Services and Customer Communications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.3%. DST has a PE ratio of 13.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate DST Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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The average volume for DST Systems has been 255,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. DST Systems has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. The stock has a beta of 1.19 and a short float of 1.2% with 1.44 days to cover. Shares are up 48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates DST Systems as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 22.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 41.79% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, DST should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the IT Services industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 12.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $85.90 million to $96.90 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 205.06% to $90.30 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, DST SYSTEMS INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -13.92%.

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