NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

DST Systems

(NYSE:

DST

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $51.74 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $51.64. DST Systems is changing hands at $51.74 with 39,965 shares traded as of 10:11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 211,700 shares over the past 30 days.

DST Systems has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the

technology

sector and

computer software & services

industry. Shares are up 14% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

DST Systems, Inc. provides information processing, and computer software services and products. It operates in two segments, Financial Services and Output Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.5, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.

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TheStreet Ratings rates DST Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full

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