Qts Rlty Tr (QTS) Shareholder American Trust Investment Advisors Has Lowered Its Position by $1.94 Million; As Wal (WMT) Valuation Rose, Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Has Increased Its Stake by $1.37 Million

September 14, 2018 - By Alice Reed

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American Trust Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Qts Rlty Tr Inc (QTS) by 90.22% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Trust Investment Advisors Llc sold 49,862 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,403 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $213,000, down from 55,265 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Trust Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Qts Rlty Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.63 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $45.55. About 187,128 shares traded. QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) has declined 18.47% since September 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.09% the S&P500. Some Historical QTS News: 23/05/2018 – Fintel Insider Buying Report: QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (QTS), International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc (IFF), And Others; 20/04/2018 – Leading Proxy Advisory Firm Glass Lewis & Co. Recommends that QTS Stockholders Vote “FOR” ALL Eight QTS directors at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting; 25/04/2018 – QTS REALTY 1Q OPER FFO/SHR 0.64C, EST. 61.50C; 24/04/2018 – QTS Enters Cloud and Managed Services Partnership with GDT; Will Release First Quarter 2018 Earnings Before Market Open on Apri; 27/03/2018 – LAND & BUILDINGS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC SAYS BELIEVES QTS REALTY TRUST SHOULD EVALUATE STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES; 27/03/2018 – LAND & BUILDINGS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC SAYS INTENDS TO VOTE WITHHOLD ON CEO CHAD WILLIAMS AT MAY 3, 2018 ANNUAL QTS REALTY TRUST MEETING; 24/04/2018 – QTS ENTERS CLOUD & MANAGED SERVICES PARTNERSHIP WITH GDT; 27/03/2018 – LAND & BUILDINGS DEMANDS RE-EVALUATION OF QTS COMP. PRACTICES; 24/04/2018 – QTS Enters Cloud and Managed Services Partnership with GDT; Will Release First Quarter 2018 Earnings Before Market Open on April 25; 27/03/2018 – LAND & BUILDINGS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC – INTENDS TO VOTE WITHHOLD FOR COMPENSATION COMMITTEE CHAIR WILLIAM GRABE AT MAY 3 ANNUAL QTS REALTY TRUST MEETING

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Wal (WMT) by 7.86% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc bought 16,161 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 221,763 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $18.99M, up from 205,602 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $276.71 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $94.48. About 3.45M shares traded. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 20.55% since September 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.93% the S&P500. Some Historical WMT News: 04/04/2018 – MEDIA-India’s Flipkart dialled Amazon after Walmart revived deal talks – Mint; 28/04/2018 – Sainsbury’s, Walmart’s Asda to create UK supermarket powerhouse; 28/04/2018 – Sainsbury Bids to Upend U.K. Supermarkets via Deal With Walmart; 12/04/2018 – Florida: Walmart Plans Estimated $200 Million in New Store Construction, Improvements and Innovations in 2018; 17/05/2018 – Amazon’s US Sales To Match Walmart’s Within Three Years; 11/05/2018 – WALMART SETTLES DISPUTE W/LABOR ACTIVISTS OVER WORKER PROTEST; 29/03/2018 – Walmart reportedly in early talks to buy Humana; 05/04/2018 – Easter Holiday Helps Lift Wal-Mart de Mexico Sales; 15/04/2018 – Walmart and some other retailers offer additional disposal options; 19/03/2018 – Whole Foods calls supplier summit amid Amazon angst

More recent QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Air Line Pilots Association Selects QTS for Flexible Hybrid Colocation Solution” on September 06, 2018. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “QTS Realty Trust, Inc. to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences” on September 06, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “QTS Announces First Customer Installation in New Ashburn Data Center” with publication date: August 16, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 21 analysts covering QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. QTS Realty Trust had 72 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, April 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Tuesday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Wednesday, December 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, March 16 by Goldman Sachs. As per Tuesday, January 31, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, February 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 5. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 8 by Credit Suisse. The stock of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 11. The rating was maintained by MUFG Securities Americas Inc on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy”.

Analysts await QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) to report earnings on October, 23. They expect $0.50 EPS, down 28.57% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.7 per share. QTS’s profit will be $28.91 million for 22.78 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by QTS Realty Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.88% negative EPS growth.

Since May 21, 2018, it had 7 buys, and 1 insider sale for $8.00 million activity. $523,350 worth of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) was bought by Berson Jeffrey H.. Marino Peter bought 10,000 shares worth $345,100. Another trade for 1,924 shares valued at $88,985 was made by Westhead Stephen E. on Wednesday, August 29. Shares for $35,080 were bought by Bloom Steven C. TRAHANAS PHILIP P bought $2.08M worth of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) on Monday, May 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.04 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.58, from 1.46 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 15 investors sold QTS shares while 38 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 48.58 million shares or 5.92% less from 51.64 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. The North Carolina-based Savings Bank Of America De has invested 0% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Mutual Of America Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 86,306 shares. Schroder Inv Management Group reported 847,948 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc accumulated 173,463 shares or 0% of the stock. Thompson Davis And accumulated 0.07% or 750 shares. 119,448 were accumulated by United Service Automobile Association. Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Teachers Annuity Association Of America holds 0.18% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) for 65,238 shares. 500 were accumulated by Moneta Group Investment Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation. Granahan Investment Mgmt Ma owns 112,108 shares or 0.27% of their US portfolio. Highbridge Limited Liability Co has 122,033 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Northern holds 0.01% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) or 894,647 shares. Element Capital Limited Com invested 0.04% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Assetmark, California-based fund reported 951 shares. Numerixs Inv Techs stated it has 2,400 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

More recent Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Walmart acquires Cornershop” on September 13, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Don’t Buy Walmart” on August 28, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Walmart Not Out Of The Woods” with publication date: August 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.25, from 0.88 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 60 investors sold WMT shares while 484 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 501 raised stakes. 839.67 million shares or 1.93% less from 856.22 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Hexavest holds 0.46% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 413,880 shares. Holt Cap Ltd Liability Corp Dba Holt Cap Prtn Limited Partnership holds 19,300 shares or 0.49% of its portfolio. Cibc Fincl Bank Usa holds 0.2% or 17,025 shares in its portfolio. Tru Of Virginia Va owns 13,066 shares. Syntal Partners Limited Liability invested in 21,920 shares or 0.7% of the stock. Blume Cap Mgmt Inc holds 0.04% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 900 shares. Evergreen Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Washington-based fund reported 5,421 shares. Moreover, Duff And Phelps has 0.02% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). 1.09 million are held by State Of Tennessee Treasury Department. Chatham Grp Inc owns 12,733 shares. Papp L Roy Associate reported 10,667 shares. Alps reported 602,650 shares or 0.38% of all its holdings. Finemark Bankshares And Trust reported 111,317 shares stake. Atria Investments Ltd Liability Co has 22,418 shares. Advisor Prtnrs Limited Liability Corp has 0.6% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT).

Among 38 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 168 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, April 6. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $72 target in Wednesday, February 22 report. M Partners maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Wednesday, November 18. M Partners has “Neutral” rating and $63 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $11 target in Friday, November 17 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 18 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Monday, June 6 to “Buy”. Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, September 16 report. The company was maintained on Monday, August 22 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 3.

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.06B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHA) by 13,149 shares to 3,070 shares, valued at $226,000 in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHX) by 51,549 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,497 shares, and cut its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).

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