QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) Under Analyst Spotlight

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It has underperformed by 4.95% the S&P500. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 70% are positive.

Let's take a look at how the stock has been performing recently. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Friday, May 6 by William Blair. SunTrust upgraded the shares of HIW in report on Wednesday, September 9 to "Buy" rating. Digital Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on AlphaOne's scale. Exane Derivatives holds 0% of its portfolio in Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) for 14,374 shares. The stock has "Buy" rating by Chardan Capital Markets on Friday, January 6. About 410,248 shares traded. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Thursday, August 4.

According to the latest research reports released, 3 analysts have issued a rating of "buy", 3 analysts "outperform", 1 analysts "hold", 0 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell".

02/10/2015 - QTS Realty Trust, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of First Industrial Realty Trust from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $29.00 to $28.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by UBS.

09/29/2015 - QTS Realty Trust, Inc. had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at KeyBanc. The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.14 on April 13, reaching $16.27. On average, analysts forecast that Digital Realty Trust will post $1.59 EPS for the current year. Finally, Sandler O'Neill raised Federal Realty Investment Trust from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $145.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, March 13th. Compass Point maintained the shares of IRT in report on Monday, November 2 with "Buy" rating.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, February 17.

The ROA of Digital Realty Trust, Inc.is now valued at 2.80% indicating how profitable the company is in regards to its total assets.

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company specializes in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in affluent communities in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California and South Florida.

The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 11.04 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 9.63. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's in-service portfolio consisted of 215 light industrial properties, 53 research and development (R&D)/flex properties, 167 bulk warehouse properties and 100 regional warehouse properties containing an aggregate of approximately 62.2 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA) located in 23 states. It dropped, as 21 investors sold Benefitfocus Inc shares while 26 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. Timber Creek Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 233 shares. Trexquant Lp reported 0.08% in Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT). Cwm Lc has 556 shares. Delta Lloyd Nv accumulated 197,747 shares. However, technicians believes that a higher ratio would indicate the likelihood of a constant augmentation of the company's share price. 169.45 million shares or 2.10% more from 165.96 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Alpinvest Bv invested 4.01% in Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT).

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. National Bank Of Montreal Can, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 7,445 shares. TX's holdings in Digital Realty Trust were worth $3,763,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Benefitfocus, Inc.is a well-known provider of cloud benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 13,815 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $1,342,000 after buying an additional 1,116 shares during the last quarter.

Since November 7, 2016, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 sale for $2.26 million activity. Shares for $3.66 million were sold by GLASSMAN KARL G on Wednesday, February 8. $79,290 worth of Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT) shares were bought by Swad Stephen M. The stock, after opening at $45.99, hit $44.97 through the close by scoring -1.9%.