QTS Realty Trust Company Profile (NYSE:QTS)

About QTS Realty Trust

QTS Realty Trust logoQTS 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. It operates through a portfolio of investments in over 20 data centers located primarily in the United States with others in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Its data centers are facilities that house the network and computer equipment of multiple customers and provide access to a range of communications carriers. It has an integrated platform through which it owns and operates its data centers and provides a range of information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions. QTS's spectrum of core data center products are referred to as 3Cs, which consists of Custom Data Center (C1), Colocation (C2) and Cloud and Managed Services (C3). Its properties include Atlanta, Georgia; Suwanee, Georgia; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Miami, Florida, and Sacramento, California.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: REIT - Industrial
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: QTS
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $52.42
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $50.86
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $50.57
  • 52-Week Range: $43.01 - $59.41
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 113.96
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 80.65
  • P/E Growth: 1.41
  • Market Cap: $2.51B
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,838,000
  • Beta: 0.45
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 5.47%
  • Return on Equity: 2.53%
  • Return on Assets: 1.14%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.89%
  • Current Ratio: 0.55%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.55%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.80)
Consensus Price Target: $58.00 (10.64% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/23/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$55.00 -> $58.00View Rating Details
2/23/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$57.00 -> $62.00View Rating Details
12/6/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$59.00View Rating Details
12/1/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$53.00View Rating Details
10/7/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Initiated CoverageOutperform$60.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/21/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$65.00View Rating Details
7/18/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$54.00 -> $56.00View Rating Details
7/5/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral$57.00View Rating Details
4/5/2016KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOutperform$47.00 -> $52.00View Rating Details
2/24/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetBuy$48.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details
10/29/2015Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$47.00 -> $49.00View Rating Details
4/9/2015Evercore Partners Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$43.00View Rating Details
4/9/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/24/2017        
2/21/2017Q117$0.10$0.64$104.82 million$105.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$0.64$0.67$46.02 million$103.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$0.60$0.63$97.03 million$98.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2016Q116$0.62$0.68$94.48 million$94.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2016Q415$0.60$0.65$91.34 million$92.69 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$0.55$0.61$87.84 million$88.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.46$0.53$63.07 million$68.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q115$0.50$0.50$60.20 million$61.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2015Q414$0.54$0.55$59.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q314$0.48$0.49$55.30 million$57.95 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$0.48$0.50$50.72 million$51.34 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014$0.47$0.47$48.43 million$48.94 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2014Q1$0.42$0.47$47.36 million$47.43 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.44 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.65 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.59$0.65$0.62
Q2 20163$0.60$0.68$0.64
Q3 20163$0.65$0.70$0.67
Q4 20163$0.64$0.67$0.65
Q1 20173$0.61$0.70$0.65
Q2 20173$0.64$0.72$0.67
Q3 20173$0.68$0.77$0.72
Q4 20173$0.74$0.79$0.76
Q1 20181$0.68$0.68$0.68
Q2 20181$0.73$0.73$0.73
Q3 20181$0.77$0.77$0.77
Q4 20181$0.81$0.81$0.81
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS)
Annual Dividend:$1.44
Dividend Yield:2.75%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:320.00% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
327.27% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
221.54% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/21/2017quarterly$0.393.06%3/14/20173/16/20174/5/2017
11/8/2016quarterly$0.363.12%12/14/201612/16/20161/5/2017
8/4/2016quarterly$0.362.65%9/16/20169/20/201610/5/2016
5/5/2016quarterly$0.362.84%6/15/20166/17/20167/6/2016
2/23/2016quarterly$0.363.3%3/16/20163/18/20164/5/2016
11/12/2015quarterly$0.323.03%12/15/201512/17/20151/6/2016
8/7/2015quarterly$0.323%9/16/20159/18/201510/6/2015
5/6/2015quarterly$0.323.57%6/17/20156/19/20157/8/2015
2/23/2015quarterly$0.323.6%3/18/20153/20/20154/7/2015
11/20/2014quarterly$0.293.61%12/17/201412/19/20141/7/2015
8/12/2014quarterly$0.293.93%9/17/20149/19/201410/7/2014
5/6/2014quarterly$0.294.14%6/18/20146/20/20147/8/2014
2/13/2014quarterly$0.295.18%3/18/20143/20/20144/8/2014
11/21/2013special$0.2412/18/201312/20/20131/7/2014
11/20/2013quarterly$0.2412/20/20131/7/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 17.30%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/4/2016Jeffrey H BersonInsiderBuy3,300$45.00$148,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2016Daniel T BennewitzInsiderSell9,150$54.00$494,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016John W BarterDirectorSell28,568$54.29$1,550,956.72View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Jeffrey H BersonCIOSell6,505$53.97$351,074.85View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016John W BarterDirectorSell10,533$54.52$574,259.16View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Shirley E GozaInsiderSell18,587$54.38$1,010,761.06View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Jeffrey H BersonCIOSell16,000$45.77$732,320.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2015Shirley E. GozainsiderSell36,426$41.40$1,508,036.40View SEC Filing  
11/10/2015Ga Qts Interholdco, LlcInsiderSell1,690,000$41.45$70,050,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015Shirley E GozaInsiderSell3,041$42.30$128,634.30View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015Ga Qts Interholdco, LlcInsiderSell261,000$41.00$10,701,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2015Ga Qts Interholdco, LlcInsiderSell2,400,000$41.00$98,400,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2015Ga Qts Interholdco, LlcInsiderSell2,300,000$35.43$81,489,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/15/2013Chad L WilliamsCEOBuy47,619$21.00$999,999.00View SEC Filing  
10/15/2013Ga Qts Interholdco, LlcInsiderBuy2,000,000$21.00$42,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS)
DateHeadline
capitalcube.com logoQTS Realty Trust, Inc. :QTS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 23, 2017 (NYSE:QTS)
www.capitalcube.com - February 23 at 7:34 PM
capitalcube.com logoQTS Realty Trust, Inc. :QTS-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 23, 2017 (NYSE:QTS)
www.capitalcube.com - February 23 at 7:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of QTS earnings conference call or presentation 22-Feb-17 1:30pm GMT (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 12:37 AM
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ekosvoice.com - February 22 at 7:34 PM
News IconCyprus peace process falters after latest talks called off (NYSE:QTS)
giftedviz.com - February 22 at 9:31 AM
bizjournals.com logoOne of KC's top data centers announces new CFO (NYSE:QTS)
www.bizjournals.com - February 22 at 9:31 AM
4-traders.com logoQTS Realty Trust : reports 4Q results (NYSE:QTS)
www.4-traders.com - February 22 at 9:31 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-QTS Realty Trust Q4 FFO per share $0.62 (NYSE:QTS)
www.reuters.com - February 22 at 9:31 AM
seekingalpha.com logoQTS Realty Trust, Inc. 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides (NYSE:QTS)
seekingalpha.com - February 22 at 9:31 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Realty reports 4Q results (NYSE:QTS)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 9:31 AM
4-traders.com logoQTS Realty Trust : Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition (NYSE:QTS)
www.4-traders.com - February 21 at 5:24 PM
News IconWhat To Expect From QTS Realty Trust Inc’s (QTS) Earnings In The Year Ahead? (NYSE:QTS)
simplywall.st - February 21 at 5:24 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 QTS Realty Trust Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NYSE:QTS)
biz.yahoo.com - February 21 at 5:24 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQTS REALTY TRUST, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Ex (NYSE:QTS)
biz.yahoo.com - February 21 at 5:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Operating Results (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 5:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 5:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Declares $0.39 First Quarter Common Stock Dividend (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo9:02 am QTS Realty Trust increases quarterly dividend to $0.39/share from $0.36/share (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:00 PM
4-traders.com logoQTS Realty Trust : Announces 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (NYSE:QTS)
www.4-traders.com - February 16 at 7:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Announces 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 7:05 PM
capitalcube.com logoQTS Realty Trust, Inc. : QTS-US: Dividend Analysis : December 16th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 6, 2017 (NYSE:QTS)
www.capitalcube.com - February 6 at 7:34 PM
bizjournals.com logoQTS wants to land more deals in DFW after buying $50M data center campus in Fort Worth (NYSE:QTS)
www.bizjournals.com - February 6 at 7:34 PM
News IconQTS Realty Trust Inc is Upgraded by Stifel to " Buy" (NYSE:QTS)
cote-ivoire.com - February 4 at 2:42 AM
News IconEmpire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) To Announce June 2016 Results (NYSE:QTS)
xboxonezone.com - February 3 at 9:40 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm SC 13G/A QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Filed by: JENNISON ASSOCIATES LLC (NYSE:QTS)
www.streetinsider.com - February 3 at 9:40 PM
4-traders.com logoQTS Realty Trust : Announces CBRE and CNSG as 2016 Partners of the Year (NYSE:QTS)
www.4-traders.com - February 3 at 3:21 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Announces CBRE and CNSG as 2016 Partners of the Year (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 2 at 10:20 PM
News IconQTS Realty Trust, Inc. (QTS) Shares Bought by American International Group Inc. (NYSE:QTS)
www.lightwaveonline.com - January 31 at 9:29 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Realty Trust upgraded by Stifel (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 31 at 9:29 PM
4-traders.com logoQTS Realty Trust : Expands in Dallas with Acquisition of 53-Acre Mega Data Center Campus from Health Care Service Corporation (NYSE:QTS)
www.4-traders.com - January 30 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Expands in Dallas with Acquisition of 53-Acre Mega Data Center Campus from Health Care Service Corporation (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 30 at 8:08 PM
News IconOne Stock Analysts Are Watching - Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) (NYSE:QTS)
prensariotiretail.com - January 30 at 8:05 AM
News IconPublic Employees Retirement Association of Colorado Maintains Position in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (QTS) (NYSE:QTS)
www.lightwaveonline.com - January 28 at 6:01 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Realty Trust, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 1:53 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Allocations of Dividend Distributions (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 20 at 9:45 PM
News IconWhat do Analysts Say about: Digital Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:DLR) (NYSE:QTS)
larampadinapoli.com - January 5 at 2:09 AM
News IconBank of America Corp. Upgrade Education Realty Trust Inc. (EDR) to Buy (NYSE:QTS)
diariocatolico.net - January 5 at 2:09 AM
seekingalpha.com logoQTS Just Keeps Powering Higher (NYSE:QTS)
seekingalpha.com - January 5 at 2:09 AM
nasdaq.com logoQTS Realty Trust (QTS) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA (NYSE:QTS)
www.nasdaq.com - January 4 at 4:06 PM
News IconShould You Sell QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Based On Current Broker Views? (NYSE:QTS)
viveremilano.biz - January 2 at 7:15 PM
News IconShort Interest in Independence Realty Trust Inc (IRT) Increases By 111.5% (NYSE:QTS)
baddgoddess.com - January 2 at 8:21 AM
News IconBrandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) declared a quarterly cash dividend (NYSE:QTS)
viveremilano.biz - December 31 at 12:49 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoQTS Realty Trust, Inc. to Present at Citi's 2017 Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference (NYSE:QTS)
finance.yahoo.com - December 30 at 8:49 AM
News IconLexington Realty Trust (LXP) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by the Brokerages (NYSE:QTS)
larampadinapoli.com - December 29 at 8:55 AM
News IconAmerican Capital Management Inc. Takes Position in Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) (NYSE:QTS)
www.xboxonezone.com - December 29 at 8:55 AM
News IconJefferies Group Reaffirm "Hold" Rating for First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. (FR) (NYSE:QTS)
myhealthbowl.com - December 29 at 12:18 AM
News IconWinthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week (NYSE:QTS)
thecelebritytruth.com - December 28 at 9:34 AM
News IconThe Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) Stock Rating Upgrade by the Evercore ISI (NYSE:QTS)
www.xboxonezone.com - December 24 at 12:43 AM
News IconStock Analyst Price Target Update on Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) (NYSE:QTS)
prensariotiretail.com - December 24 at 12:43 AM
marketexclusive.com logoQTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement (NYSE:QTS)
marketexclusive.com - December 24 at 12:43 AM

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What is QTS Realty Trust's stock symbol?

QTS Realty Trust trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "QTS."

How often does QTS Realty Trust pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for QTS Realty Trust?

QTS Realty Trust declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share on Wednesday, April 5th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 14th. This is an increase from QTS Realty Trust's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36.

Where is QTS Realty Trust's stock going? Where will QTS Realty Trust's stock price be in 2017?

10 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for QTS Realty Trust's shares. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect QTS Realty Trust's share price to reach $58.00 in the next twelve months.

When will QTS Realty Trust announce their earnings?

QTS Realty Trust is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April, 24th 2017.

What are analysts saying about QTS Realty Trust stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about QTS Realty Trust stock:

  • Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We reiterate our Buy rating on QTS and increase our target price to $58 following the 4Q results and conference call. We remain confident that QTS will resume a more normalized mid-teens revenue growth trajectory following the large customer churn event in 1Q, and should see improved operating leverage toward 2H17 as margin headwinds from pre-stabilized assets subside throughout the year." (2/23/2017)
  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "QTS reported a low-key, in line quarter, which is positive given the volatility we've seen in the subsector recently. We view the 1Q17 churn of $10M as an opportunity as we believe it is already priced into the stock and any resolution will provide upside to guidance. We are raising estimates and our price target, and maintain our Buy rating." (2/23/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "QTS Realty Trust Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It is an owner, developer and operator of carrier-neutral, multi-tenant data centers. QTS'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 refers to its spectrum of core data center products as its 3Cs which consists of Custom Data Center, Colocation and Cloud and Managed Services. QTS Realty Trust Inc. is headquartered in Kansas, United States. " (1/5/2017)

  • Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We are lowering our price target by $4 to $59 to reflect a conservative view of no future revenues from the Carpathia leased asset churn in 1Q17." (12/6/2016)

Who owns QTS Realty Trust stock?

QTS Realty Trust's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC (2.80%), State Street Corp (1.96%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.17%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.89%), Asset Management One Co. Ltd. (0.29%) and Numeric Investors LLC (0.25%). Company insiders that own QTS Realty Trust stock include Daniel T Bennewitz, Ga Qts Interholdco, Llc, Jeffrey H Berson, John W Barter and Shirley E Goza.

Who sold QTS Realty Trust stock? Who is selling QTS Realty Trust stock?

QTS Realty Trust's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sandler Capital Management, Boothbay Fund Management LLC, Turner Investments LLC, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY and Janus Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold QTS Realty Trust stock in the last year include Daniel T Bennewitz, Jeffrey H Berson, John W Barter and Shirley E Goza.

Who bought QTS Realty Trust stock? Who is buying QTS Realty Trust stock?

QTS Realty Trust's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, State Street Corp, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Numeric Investors LLC and Guggenheim Capital LLC.

How do I buy QTS Realty Trust stock?

Shares of QTS Realty Trust can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of QTS Realty Trust stock cost?

One share of QTS Realty Trust stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.42.

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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff