QTS Realty Trust Inc (QTS) Position Increased by RMR Advisors LLC

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RMR Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) by 50.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares during the quarter. RMR Advisors LLC’s holdings in QTS Realty Trust were worth $675,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in QTS Realty Trust by 1.6% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,393,657 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $315,487,000 after acquiring an additional 117,206 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its holdings in QTS Realty Trust by 1.6% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 7,393,657 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $315,487,000 after acquiring an additional 117,206 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans bought a new stake in QTS Realty Trust during the fourth quarter worth $37,929,000. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC lifted its holdings in QTS Realty Trust by 3.8% during the fourth quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 1,020,762 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $37,819,000 after acquiring an additional 37,404 shares during the period. Finally, Westfield Capital Management Co. LP lifted its holdings in QTS Realty Trust by 39.3% during the fourth quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP now owns 864,525 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $32,031,000 after acquiring an additional 243,907 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.09% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently commented on QTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded QTS Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 19th. ValuEngine upgraded QTS Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of QTS Realty Trust in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.67.

Shares of NYSE QTS traded down $0.31 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $45.71. The company had a trading volume of 2,838 shares, compared to its average volume of 398,219. The stock has a market cap of $2.54 billion, a PE ratio of 17.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.75. QTS Realty Trust Inc has a 1 year low of $33.47 and a 1 year high of $46.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 0.67.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 20th were given a $0.44 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 19th. This is a boost from QTS Realty Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.85%. QTS Realty Trust’s payout ratio is 67.69%.

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QTS Realty Trust Profile

QTS Realty Trust, Inc (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space throughout North America. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities.

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