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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST)?

The company in question is, DST Systems Inc. (NYSE:DST) currently with a stock price of 115.12 (-0.11% today). The market cap for DST Systems Inc. is 3796.34, and is in the sector Technology, and Business Software & Services industry. The target price for DST Systems Inc. is 137.8. Currently DST Systems Inc. is trading with a P/E of 18.56, and a forward P/E of 16.76. Average volume for DST Systems Inc. is 187.68 and so far today it is 69428.

Performance in the last year for DST Systems Inc. has been 4.76%. For EPS growth, DST Systems Inc. has seen a growth of -32.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 21.31%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.90% over the last five years and could be 10.00% for the next five years. DST Systems Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -60.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.68%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.43%.

Since the IPO date for DST Systems Inc. on the 11/01/1995, DST Systems Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 1.92%. With DST Systems Inc. trading at 115.12, the dividend yield is 1.15%, and the EPS is 6.21.

So could DST Systems Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.56. The PEG is 1.86, P/S is 1.73 and the P/B is at 4.05. The P/cash is 10.55, with P/free cash flow at 20.85.

DST Systems Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.75.

In terms of margins, DST Systems Inc. has a gross margin of 16.60%, an operating margin of 11.60% and a profit margin of 11.50%.Payout ratio for DST Systems Inc. is 17.00%. Return on assets come to 9.50% with return on investment coming to 8.20%.

Insider ownership for DST Systems Inc., is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 86.70%. Outstanding shares are at 32.94. While shares float is 32.22. The float short is currently 0.99%, and short ratio is 1.69.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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