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DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Analysts See $0.88 EPS; 6 Analysts Are Bullish Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) Last Week

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Among 8 analysts covering Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Brooks Automation had 24 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $22 target in Thursday, February 2 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $15 target in Friday, July 29 report. Needham downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, September 18 report. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, January 9 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Friday, February 2. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 4 by B. Riley & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, November 13. See Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) latest ratings:

02/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $36.0 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $38.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Janney Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0
21/12/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Overweight New Target: $32 Initiates Coverage On
13/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $34.0 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: $31 New Target: $34 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $32 New Target: $38 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $34.0

Analysts expect DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) to report $0.88 EPS on April, 26.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 20.55% from last quarter’s $0.73 EPS. DST’s profit would be $53.24 million giving it 23.77 P/E if the $0.88 EPS is correct. After having $1.11 EPS previously, DST Systems, Inc.’s analysts see -20.72% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $83.68. About 691,113 shares traded. DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) has risen 41.22% since April 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 28 investors sold DST Systems, Inc. shares while 113 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 48.66 million shares or 4.00% less from 50.69 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Alliancebernstein Lp has 0% invested in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) for 39,819 shares. 443,215 are held by Schwab Charles Inv Management. Barclays Plc holds 0% or 37,761 shares. Shelton Mgmt has 4,643 shares. Rbf Capital Limited Liability has 18,000 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Aviva Public Ltd Company owns 32,836 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Inc stated it has 0% in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). 19,400 were reported by Td Asset Management. Boston Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp reported 183,817 shares stake. Oppenheimer & holds 0.05% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) for 30,764 shares. Reinhart has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). 969,499 are held by Paradice Invest Mgmt Lc. 62,936 were reported by Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio. Credit Suisse Ag owns 59,471 shares. Ls Investment Advisors Lc invested in 4,628 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $5.04 million activity. Shares for $3.79 million were sold by LARK VERCIE L. $19,963 worth of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) shares were bought by Bryan Lowell L. BOEHM JONATHAN J sold 20,000 shares worth $1.29M.

Among 5 analysts covering DST Systems (NYSE:DST), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. DST Systems had 14 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 23 with “Equal-Weight”. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 29 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 14. Robert W. Baird maintained DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) on Monday, October 23 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy”. The stock of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 12 by DA Davidson. The stock of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, January 17. Robert W. Baird maintained DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating.

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 $5.06 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 11.51 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.

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. The company has market cap of $1.89 billion. It operates through two divisions, Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. It has a 29.16 P/E ratio. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum, and contamination controls solutions and services.

Since January 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $2.45 million activity. $203,692 worth of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) was sold by Pietrantoni David. Gray David C sold 7,000 shares worth $202,160. Shares for $224,672 were sold by Montone William T.. 13,212 shares were sold by Robertson Lindon G, worth $383,148. Jarzynka David also sold $126,805 worth of Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) shares. Shares for $390,090 were sold by SCHWARTZ STEPHEN S on Wednesday, March 21. $120,000 worth of stock was sold by Joseph Jason on Wednesday, March 21.

The stock increased 4.44% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $26.83. About 365,056 shares traded. Brooks Automation, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKS) has risen 28.22% since April 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.67% the S&P500.

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