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SS&C acquires DST Systems in $5.4 billion deal

13 January 2018, 08:27 | Kelvin Horton

Is It Time To Buy DST Systems Inc (NYSE:DST)?

SS&C To Purchase Financial, Health-Care Solution Provider DST Systems For $5.4 Billion

A total of 41.4 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 37.94 million shares.

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.72% the S&P500. Let's examine DST Systems's valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there's still a bargain opportunity. 172.27 million shares or 0.35% less from 172.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.77 EPS. research analysts anticipate that DST Systems will post 3.08 earnings per share for the current year. Moving average is popular technical tool and can be customized to any time frame, suiting both long term investors and short-term traders. It has underperformed by 16.11% the S&P500.

SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNC)'s stock had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Needham & Company LLC in a report issued on Friday. Therefore 77% are positive. The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 1.80, which implies that analysts are generally bullish in their outlook for SSNC over the next year. The third largest holder is Wells Fargo & Company/Mn, which now holds $199.68 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 4.15% of its market capitalization. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, December 7. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. This volatility measure use for multipurpose in judging the underlying price momentum as well as the rate of change in SSNC's price.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 23%. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, October 6 by Mizuho. 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. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of SS&C Technologies by 20.9% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of OH raised its stake in shares of DST Systems by 105.7% during the 3rd quarter. (NYSE:DST), with 3 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Herald Mngmt Ltd stated it has 15,000 shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reported 40,316 shares. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of SS&C Technologies from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Sit Investment Associates Inc. raised its stake in shares of DST Systems by 25.6% during the 4th quarter. Glenmede Tru Na holds 0% or 159 shares in its portfolio. Fil Limited has invested 0.03% in SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) has risen 0.59% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.96. (NASDAQ:SSNC). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Ltd accumulated 11,855 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda accumulated 4,840 shares. NICE Systems had 24 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:DST) for 10,500 shares. Alps Advsr holds 0% or 8,931 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Limited Liability Corp, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.22 million shares.

DST provides solutions through a unique blend of industry knowledge and experience, technological expertise and service excellence to clients across asset management, brokerage, retirement and health care. RBC Capital Markets maintained SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. Also this means that RSI values turn into more accurate as the calculation period extends. Narrowing our focus to the previous 1 month, the shares have been up by 5.75%. Hillcrest Asset Management Llc, a Texas-based fund reported 943,476 shares. (NASDAQ:SSNC) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. They expect $0.13 earnings per share, up 62.50% or $0.05 from last year's $0.08 per share. SSNC's profit will be $100.87 million for 21.46 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality.

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