QTS Realty Trust Inc (QTS) Shares Bought by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) by 3.8% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 689,730 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 25,487 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 1.37% of QTS Realty Trust worth $36,114,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in QTS Realty Trust by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 12,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $654,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank boosted its holdings in QTS Realty Trust by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 6,045 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $316,000 after acquiring an additional 309 shares during the period. Phocas Financial Corp. boosted its stake in shares of QTS Realty Trust by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. Phocas Financial Corp. now owns 14,007 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $733,000 after buying an additional 419 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in shares of QTS Realty Trust by 15.4% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,399 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $178,000 after buying an additional 453 shares during the period. Finally, Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of QTS Realty Trust by 10.2% in the 3rd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 10,904 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $571,000 after buying an additional 1,008 shares during the period.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on QTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded QTS Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Jefferies Group decreased their price objective on QTS Realty Trust from $71.00 to $65.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Credit Suisse Group set a $55.00 price objective on QTS Realty Trust and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. SunTrust Banks lifted their price objective on QTS Realty Trust from $62.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on QTS Realty Trust from $59.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.08.

In related news, COO James H. Reinhart sold 4,050 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.42, for a total transaction of $236,601.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 65,595 shares in the company, valued at $3,832,059.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP William H. Schafer sold 12,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.46, for a total value of $680,750.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 37,201 shares of company stock valued at $2,112,933. 17.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) traded down $0.77 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $47.92. The company had a trading volume of 338,538 shares, compared to its average volume of 450,102. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,410.38, a PE ratio of 116.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 0.29. QTS Realty Trust Inc has a 12-month low of $46.32 and a 12-month high of $61.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a current ratio of 0.84.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 5th were paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 4th. QTS Realty Trust’s payout ratio is 380.50%.

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QTS Realty Trust Company Profile

QTS Realty Trust, Inc (QTS) is a provider of secure, compliant data center solutions, hybrid cloud and fully managed services. The Company owns, develops and operates carrier-neutral and multi-tenant data centers. Its data centers are facilities that house the network and computer equipment of multiple customers and provide access to a range of communications carriers.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS)

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