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Short traders are feeling a little more bearish on shares of QTS Realty Trust, Inc.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in QTS. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in QTS Realty Trust by 0.4% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 1,206,826 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $63,153,000 after acquiring an additional 79,518 shares in the last quarter. Krv Capital Lp divested its position by selling 77,480 shares a decrease of 37.0%. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of QTS Realty Trust during the 1st quarter valued at $156,000.

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04/24/2017 - QTS Realty Trust, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. "(QTS)" was originally published by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of U.S. and global copyright & trademark legislation. QTS Realty Trust Inc (QTS) has $2.63 billion valuation.

The share price of the company (NYSE:QTS) was down -0.09%, with a high of 54.02 during the day and the volume of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. shares traded was 460110.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.28 million shares versus an average volume of 0.11 million shares during last trading session. The stock's market capitalization is 2.63B, it has a 52-week low of 43.01 and a 52-week high of 56.23. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in QTS Realty Trust by 7.8% in the second quarter. (QTS) stock price comparison to its moving averages, shares of company are 0.94% away from the 50-day moving average and -0.16% away from 20-day average. The real estate investment trust reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.63. The firm had revenue of $107.86 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $107.66 million. QTS Realty Trust has a one year low of $41.22 and a one year high of $59.41. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter past year. On average, equities analysts forecast that QTS Realty Trust, Inc. will post $0.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date will be Wednesday June 14th, 2017. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.90%. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in QTS Realty Trust by 24.1% in the fourth quarter. Moreover, Buildings has 2.89% invested in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) for 237,466 shares. Reinhart let go of 3,545 shares at an average price of $55.22 on Tue the 12th. California State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 96,610 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 236,526 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,831,535.50. Insiders sold 732,541 shares of company stock valued at $39,756,070 over the last 90 days.

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock. Deutsche Bank reinitiated QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) rating on Tuesday, July 28. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of QTS Realty Trust in a report on Friday, June 9th. On August 25 Morgan Stanley kept the stock rating at "Equal-Weight" but moved up the price target from $29.00 to $58.00. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of QTS Realty Trust from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

QTS Realty Trust, a provider of secure, compliant data center solutions, hybrid cloud and fully managed services. The Firm owns, develops and operates carrier-neutral and multi-tenant data centers.

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