Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management Decreases Holdings in QTS Realty Trust Inc (QTS)

Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management trimmed its stake in shares of QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) by 16.8% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 319,417 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 64,293 shares during the quarter. QTS Realty Trust comprises 1.6% of Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest holding. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management’s holdings in QTS Realty Trust were worth $11,834,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of QTS Realty Trust by 79.6% in the 2nd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,974 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $236,000 after buying an additional 2,647 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in QTS Realty Trust by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 372,853 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $14,729,000 after purchasing an additional 20,139 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its position in QTS Realty Trust by 0.8% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 891,492 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $35,214,000 after buying an additional 7,024 shares in the last quarter. United Services Automobile Association increased its position in QTS Realty Trust by 129.5% during the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 119,448 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,718,000 after buying an additional 67,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in QTS Realty Trust by 4.9% during the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 28,839 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,230,000 after buying an additional 1,335 shares in the last quarter.

Several research firms have weighed in on QTS. ValuEngine downgraded QTS Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. BMO Capital Markets set a $48.00 price target on QTS Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded QTS Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Guggenheim raised QTS Realty Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $45.00 to $46.00 in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised QTS Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. QTS Realty Trust has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $46.42.

Shares of NYSE:QTS opened at $43.10 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.20 billion, a PE ratio of 15.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a quick ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 0.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28. QTS Realty Trust Inc has a 52 week low of $31.58 and a 52 week high of $46.69.

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QTS Realty Trust Company Profile

QTS Realty Trust, Inc (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions, hybrid cloud and fully managed services. QTS' integrated technology service platform of hyperscale and hybrid colocation provides flexible, scalable, secure IT solutions for web and IT applications.

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