Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Should Investors Take a Bite out of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (SSNC)?

Should Investors Take a Bite out of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (SSNC)?

Great Lakes Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.24% in SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $50.13. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.50, for a total value of $1,290,000.00.

SS&C has announced the acquisition of DST Systems in a deal worth $5.4 billion. It has underperformed by 2.57% the S&P500.

SS&C's offer of $84 in cash for each DST share represents a premium of 29 percent to the stock's closing price on Tuesday, a day before Reuters reported the companies were in advanced talks. Breaking that down further, it has performed 16.18% for the week, 17.38% for the month, 17.29% over the last quarter, 20.19% for the past half-year and 55.44% for this previous year.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Investors Sell Shares of DST Systems (DST) on Strength Following Insider Selling" was originally reported by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.245 during the last trading session, reaching $72.745. Hanson Mcclain invested in 6,254 shares or 0.03% of the stock. NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has risen 16.65% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500. CPE's profit will be $26.24M for 24.70 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. Its down 5.53, from 6.41 in 2017Q2. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in DST Systems by 97.3% in the second quarter. (NYSE:DST). Martingale Asset LP holds 0.02% or 25,806 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 17,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $712,075.

The report sent DST's shares surging almost 23 percent on Wednesday, while SS&C's closed up 12.8 percent. About 4.03 million shares traded.

Director, Bryan Lowell L, purchased 319 common shares of DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST). 303,935 are owned by Mesirow Inv Mgmt.


The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:MEI) is 1.03507. Oregon-based Northwest Investment Counselors Limited Liability Company has invested 0.27% in DST Systems, Inc.

The firm has current ratio of 0.80 that indicates firm has capacity of total assets to cover its short-term and long term obligations. (NYSE:CLDR) for the current quarter stands at -$0.23. The ROIC Quality of DST Systems, Inc. Needham maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 30 report. (NASDAQ:SSNC). California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 0.03% stake. Societe Generale downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Thursday, January 4 report. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. The technology company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.03.

Among 4 analysts covering HollySys (NASDAQ:HOLI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Apple Inc. had 344 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. William Blair initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, September 9 report. The brokerage now has an "outperform" rating on the technology company's stock. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Tuesday, May 30. (NYSE:DST) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 23. Robert W. Baird maintained DST Systems, Inc. Buying DST would bolster its financial software prowess and, perhaps more notably, add a trio of health-care-focused solutions to the company's portfolio. Macquarie Research initiated it with "Neutral" rating and $74 target in Friday, August 28 report. The stock is performing 3.17% year to date.

Further, we can see that Methode Electronics, Inc. (DST) . Average true range (ATR-14) of the company is at 2.23.

Among 13 analysts covering NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Sensient Technologies Corporation had 5 analyst reports since January 14, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, December 7.

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