Mesirow Financial Investment Management – Equity Management adds QTS Realty Trust Inc (QTS) to its portfolio

QTS Realty Trust Inc (QTS) : Mesirow Financial Investment Management – Equity Management added new position in QTS Realty Trust Inc during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 521,464 shares of QTS Realty Trust Inc which is valued at $28,122,554 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 8, 2016 with the SEC.QTS Realty Trust Inc makes up approximately 1.60% of Mesirow Financial Investment Management – Equity Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Forsta Ap-fonden added QTS to its portfolio by purchasing 26,600 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $1,434,538. QTS Realty Trust Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Forsta Ap-fonden’s portfolio.Forward Management reduced its stake in QTS by selling 6,883 shares or 27.66% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 18,000 shares of QTS which is valued at $981,360. QTS Realty Trust Inc makes up approx 0.08% of Forward Management’s portfolio. Achievement Holdings sold out all of its stake in QTS during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 121,700 shares of QTS which is valued $6,848,059.Shinko Asset Management Ltd. reduced its stake in QTS by selling 100 shares or 5.56% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,700 shares of QTS which is valued at $96,356.Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc boosted its stake in QTS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 7,221 additional shares and now holds a total of 269,199 shares of QTS Realty Trust Inc which is valued at $15,021,304. QTS Realty Trust Inc makes up approx 1.96% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc’s portfolio.

QTS Realty Trust Inc opened for trading at $54.24 and hit $54.9 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $54.52, with a gain of 0.28% or 0.15 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,20,199 shares. Company has a market cap of $2,608 M.

On the company’s financial health, QTS Realty Trust Inc reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Apr 25, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.63. The company had revenue of $94.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $94.45 million. The company’s revenue was up 54.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 3, 2016, QTS Realty Trust Inc announced a cash dividend of $0.3600. The company’s management has announced Sep 16, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 20, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 5, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on QTS Realty Trust Inc. QTS Realty Trust Inc was Initiated by Goldman to “Neutral” on Jul 5, 2016. Canaccord Genuity Initiated QTS Realty Trust Inc on Jun 7, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $63.QTS Realty Trust Inc was Initiated by Wells Fargo to “Outperform” on Jun 1, 2016.

QTS Realty Trust Inc. (QTS) is an owner developer and operator of carrier-neutral and multi-tenant data centers. The Company’s data centers are facilities that house the network and computer equipment of multiple customers and provide access to a range of communications carriers. The Company has an integrated platform through which it owns and operates its data centers and provides a range of IT infrastructure solutions. Its spectrum of core data center products referred to as 3Cs which consists of Custom Data Center Colocation and Cloud and Managed Services. The Company operates a portfolio of over 12 data centers across approximately eight states. The Company’s data centers facilities used by its customers to house power and cool the networking equipment and computer systems that support their business processes. QTS’s customers include financial institutions healthcare companies Government agencies communications service providers software companies and Internet companies.

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