QTS Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:QTS) price on Friday, August 27, rose 0.01% above its previous day’s close as an upside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $77.92.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the level at last check in today’s session was $77.91, moving within a range at $77.84 and $77.96. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 0.56. Turning to its 52-week performance, $78.65 and $55.91 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, QTS moved 0.58% over the past month.
QTS Realty Trust Inc.’s market cap currently stands at around $6.00 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Nov 01, 2021 – Nov 05, 2021. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 2.00, with its dividend yield at 2.57%. As such, investors might be keen on an upside in the stock’s price ahead of the scheduled earnings report. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.02, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to -$0.05 and about $0.13 for fiscal year 2022. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 89.40% for 2021 and 360.00% for the next financial year.
Analysts have a consensus estimate of $155.22 million for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $148.6 million and $153 million respectively. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2021 to grow to $613.72 million, representing a 13.80% jump on that reported in the last financial year.
Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that QTS is a 100% Buy. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 100% Buy as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 100% Buy category.
12 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 10 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 2 recommend QTS as a Buy and 0 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 0 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Hold which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.
QTS’s current price about 0.27% and 0.48% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 68.17, while 7-day volatility ratio is 0.15% and 0.18% in the 30-day chart. Further, QTS Realty Trust Inc. (QTS) has a beta value of 0.56, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.15. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $77.99, forecast between a low of $77.87 and high of $78.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is 0.06% off recent price level in today’s trading while to achieve the yearly target high, it has to move -0.1%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -0.1% jump to $78.00 which is the analysts’ median price.
In the market, a comparison of QTS Realty Trust Inc. (QTS) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably stronger. Data shows QTS’s intraday price has changed 0.01% today and 17.23% over the past year. Comparatively, Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) has moved 1.20% so far today and only 29.57% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that DiamondRock Hospitality Company (DRH) price has gained 4.09% on the day. However, the stock is 63.28% off its price today a year ago. Moreover, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) is also up 4.36% in today’s trading while keeping a an uptrend of 68.35% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are up 0.93% and 0.74% respectively on the day as seen in early trades.
If we refocus on QTS Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:QTS), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 2.26 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 69.34 million shares.
The 0.70% of QTS Realty Trust Inc.’s shares are in the hands of company insiders. Current price change has pushed the stock 25.90% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the QTS stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.