$0.85 EPS Expected for DST Systems, Inc. (DST); Wealthfront Decreased By $351,132 Its United Technologies Com (UTX) Position

January 11, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Wealthfront Inc decreased United Technologies Corp Com (UTX) stake by 15.45% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wealthfront Inc sold 3,027 shares as United Technologies Corp Com (UTX)’s stock rose 8.03%. The Wealthfront Inc holds 16,570 shares with $1.92M value, down from 19,597 last quarter. United Technologies Corp Com now has $107.73B valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $134.9. About 3.28 million shares traded or 7.96% up from the average. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has risen 22.99% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500.

Analysts expect DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) to report $0.85 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 2.41% from last quarter’s $0.83 EPS. DST’s profit would be $51.19 million giving it 23.50 P/E if the $0.85 EPS is correct. After having $0.76 EPS previously, DST Systems, Inc.’s analysts see 11.84% EPS growth. The stock increased 22.62% or $14.74 during the last trading session, reaching $79.89. About 5.71 million shares traded or 1158.55% up from the average. DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) has risen 0.59% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.11% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering DST Systems (NYSE:DST), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. DST Systems had 11 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $76.0 target in Monday, January 8 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 31 report. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 29 by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 5.53, from 6.41 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 29 investors sold DST Systems, Inc. shares while 108 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 50.69 million shares or 50.65% less from 102.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Piedmont Advisors Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 23,280 shares. Foster Motley holds 0.08% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) for 8,538 shares. Hightower Advisors Ltd Liability holds 0.08% or 165,101 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt Inc, a New York-based fund reported 20,743 shares. Fifth Third Bancorporation holds 2,223 shares. Sit Investment Assocs Inc invested 0.08% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). 9,466 are held by Trexquant Lp. Alpha Windward Limited Liability Company invested 0.02% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). The New York-based Bluemountain Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.01% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Management has invested 0.05% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Hbk Investments Lp holds 35,800 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 12,311 were accumulated by Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Ghp Inv Advsrs has 0.19% invested in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) for 23,381 shares. Alps Advsr holds 0% or 8,931 shares in its portfolio. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Liability Corp reported 595,508 shares stake.

DST Systems, Inc. provides technology information processing and servicing solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and internationally. The company has market cap of $4.81 billion. The companyÂ’s Financial Services segment provides investor, investment, advisor/intermediary, and asset distribution services to companies in the financial services industry. It has a 12.21 P/E ratio. This segment provides clients information processing solutions, such as tracking of purchases, redemptions, and exchanges and transfers of shares; maintaining investor identification and ownership records; reconciling cash and share activity; processing dividends; reporting sales; performing tax and other compliance functions; and providing information for printing of investor trade confirmations, statements, and year-end tax forms.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $734,561 activity. Amato Elizabeth B sold $546,600 worth of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) on Friday, December 15. Bailey Robert J. had sold 864 shares worth $108,873 on Friday, December 15.

Wealthfront Inc increased Vanguard World Fds Energy Etf (VDE) stake by 240,945 shares to 1.65M valued at $154.50M in 2017Q3. It also upped Wells Fargo Co New Com (NYSE:WFC) stake by 24,541 shares and now owns 96,592 shares. Lincoln Natl Corp Ind Com (NYSE:LNC) was raised too.

Analysts await United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $1.56 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.56 per share. UTX’s profit will be $1.25B for 21.62 P/E if the $1.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.73 actual earnings per share reported by United Technologies Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.83% negative EPS growth.

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