Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Stocks Rallying on Performance Valuation: DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST)

Stocks Rallying on Performance Valuation: DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST)

Needham maintained SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. Trading volume for SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. was 10.35 Million in its previous trading session.

What do the trading volumes reveal?

SS&C Technologies has agreed to acquire technology-based information processing and servicing solutions provider DST Systems for around $5.4bn. It has underperformed by 16.11% the S&P500. The company have shares float of 1.15 billion. Baird upped their price objective on DST Systems from $68.00 to $72.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. Tributary Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Sensient Technologies Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.16B market cap company. On Monday, November 28 the stock rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with "Buy". Nbw Capital Llc sold 4,191 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)'s stock rose 12.78%. It has outperformed by 9.72% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.34 in Q3 2017. It worsened, as 23 investors sold SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. shares while 71 reduced holdings. Of all companies tracked, DST Systems had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. (NYSE:DST). Brown Advisory holds 352,600 shares. 56,808 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $8.79 million were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. The insider Srouji Johny sold $1.70M. Nordea Investment Management AB increased its stake in DST Systems by 302.0% in the second quarter. 172.27 million shares or 0.35% less from 172.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (NASDAQ:SSNC). Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Banking accumulated 0.03% or 340,874 shares. Hsbc Holding Public Limited Co reported 14,363 shares. (NYSE:DST) for 285,053 shares.

Under the terms of the agreement, SS&C will purchase DST in an all-cash transaction for $84 per share plus assumption of debt, equating to an enterprise value of approximately $5.4 billion.

DST Systems (NYSE DST) traded up $0.13 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $65.15. Finally, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of SS&C Technologies by 2.6% in the third quarter.

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of TechnipFMC plc (NYSE:FTI). (NASDAQ:SSNC). California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 0.03% stake.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that SS&C Technologies will report full-year sales of $433.04 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $1.67 billion to $1.68 billion. (NYSE:DST) to report earnings on January, 25. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.77 earnings per share. DST's profit will be $51.19M for 24.69 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. The technology company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.03.

Among 13 analysts covering SS&C Techs (NASDAQ:SSNC), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is now sitting at 29. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, October 6 by Mizuho. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Needham. Ngam LP has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. Societe Generale downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Thursday, January 4 report. Looking at stock performance for the past six months, shares are 36.77%.

Analysts await DST Systems, Inc. As per Friday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by Needham. (NASDAQ:WSBC) by 54,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 111,300 shares, and has risen its stake in Finisar Corp. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. Apple Inc. had 344 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by RBC Capital Markets.

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