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Atlantic Coast Financial (ACFC) EPS Estimated At $0.08; Dst Systems Del (DST) Sellers Increased By 6.23% Their Shorts

Dst Systems Incorporated Del (NYSE:DST) had an increase of 6.23% in short interest. DST’s SI was 964,500 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 6.23% from 907,900 shares previously. With 442,200 avg volume, 2 days are for Dst Systems Incorporated Del (NYSE:DST)’s short sellers to cover DST’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $83.51. About 3.08M shares traded or 360.48% up from the average. DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) has risen 0.59% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.11% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC) to report $0.08 EPS on January, 23.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 27.27% from last quarter’s $0.11 EPS. ACFC’s profit would be $1.24 million giving it 32.28 P/E if the $0.08 EPS is correct. After having $0.07 EPS previously, Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation’s analysts see 14.29% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.87% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $10.33. About 33,108 shares traded. Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC) has risen 25.44% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.74% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering DST Systems (NYSE:DST), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. DST Systems has $76.0 highest and $61 lowest target. $69.67’s average target is -16.57% below currents $83.51 stock price. DST Systems had 13 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by DA Davidson on Friday, January 12 to “Neutral”. The stock of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, January 8. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 31 report. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, August 28 report. On Friday, January 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Evercore to “In-Line”. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Friday, August 14. The stock of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 23. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of DST in report on Tuesday, October 10 with “Buy” rating.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.29 million activity. 20,000 shares were sold by BOEHM JONATHAN J, worth $1.29M.

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 $5.03 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 12.76 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 5.53, from 6.41 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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. Northwest Counselors Lc reported 0.27% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Freestone Capital Hldgs Ltd Com has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.01% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Country Club Tru Na accumulated 52,590 shares or 0.4% of the stock. Ahl Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership has 0.2% invested in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) for 205,724 shares. The Massachusetts-based Putnam Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). Mufg Americas Holdings invested in 0.03% or 18,700 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 101,986 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 17,600 are held by Westwood Grp Inc. 12Th Street Asset Management Co Ltd Liability Co invested in 1.61% or 113,137 shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Llc reported 318 shares stake. Shell Asset Management Co reported 33,919 shares. 20,890 are held by Us Financial Bank De. Hanson Mcclain has 6,254 shares. Ngam L P holds 77,576 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 3 in Q3 2017. Its up 2.08, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 3 investors sold Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation shares while 3 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 8.70 million shares or 15.47% more from 7.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ejf Limited Liability Company reported 1.11 million shares stake. Ancora Advsrs stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC). New York-based Mendon Capital Advsrs has invested 0.51% in Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC). Vanguard, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 430,249 shares. Pl Cap Advsr Ltd Company reported 2.3% of its portfolio in Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC). Royal Bankshares Of Canada accumulated 3 shares. Thomson Horstmann Bryant Inc reported 0.47% of its portfolio in Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC). State Street has 111,326 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn has invested 0% of its portfolio in Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC). 165,686 are held by Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp. Fj Limited Com reported 1.64% of its portfolio in Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC). Kennedy Cap Mngmt holds 534,413 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Salem Investment Counselors accumulated 107,400 shares. Wellington Group Llp holds 0% or 483,857 shares. Mufg Americas Hldg accumulated 361 shares.

Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation operates as the holding firm for Atlantic Coast Bank that provides various banking services to individual and business clients primarily in Northeast Florida, Central Florida, and Southeast Georgia. The company has market cap of $159.55 million. It accepts various deposit products, including noninterest-bearing and interest-bearing demand, savings, money market demand, time deposit, and checking accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 27.55 P/E ratio. The firm also offers one-to four-family residential first and second mortgage, home-equity, commercial real estate, commercial and residential construction, multi-family real estate, commercial business, and automobile and other consumer loans.

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