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How to buy QTS Realty Trust stock | $60.33

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QTS Realty Trust, Inc is a reit-industrial business based in the US. QTS Realty Trust shares (QTS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. QTS Realty Trust employs 612 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$517.1 million.

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  3. Search for QTS Realty Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: QTS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until QTS Realty Trust reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$60.33, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of QTS Realty Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of QTS Realty Trust. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

QTS Realty Trust share price

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QTS Realty Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$60.33
52-week rangeUSD$41.6929 - USD$71.5106
50-day moving average USD$60.7474
200-day moving average USD$64.5743
Wall St. target priceUSD$74.85
PE ratio 545.3398
Dividend yield USD$1.88 (3.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.103

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Is it a good time to buy QTS Realty Trust stock?

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QTS Realty Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $60.33 from 2020-12-18

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Is QTS Realty Trust under- or over-valued?

Valuing QTS Realty Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of QTS Realty Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

QTS Realty Trust's P/E ratio

QTS Realty Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 545x. In other words, QTS Realty Trust shares trade at around 545x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

QTS Realty Trust's PEG ratio

QTS Realty Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.77. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into QTS Realty Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

QTS Realty Trust's EBITDA

QTS Realty Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$217.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a QTS Realty Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

QTS Realty Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$517.1 million
Operating margin TTM 11.74%
Gross profit TTM USD$305.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.11%
Return on equity TTM 1.4%
Profit margin 4.34%
Book value $17.08
Market capitalisation USD$3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting QTS Realty Trust shares

There are currently 8.0 million QTS Realty Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as QTS Realty Trust's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% up from 8.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting QTS Realty Trust shares can be evaluated.

QTS Realty Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

QTS Realty Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of QTS Realty Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of QTS Realty Trust shares traded daily (recently around 758705.28301887). QTS Realty Trust's SIR currently stands at 10.6. In other words for every 100,000 QTS Realty Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10600 shares are currently held short.

However QTS Realty Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of QTS Realty Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable QTS Realty Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case QTS Realty Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 QTS Realty Trust shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.1665% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable QTS Realty Trust shares, roughly 167 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against QTS Realty Trust.

Find out more about how you can short QTS Realty Trust stock.

QTS Realty Trust share dividends

68%

Dividend payout ratio: 68.36% of net profits

Recently QTS Realty Trust has paid out, on average, around 68.36% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), QTS Realty Trust shareholders could enjoy a 3.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In QTS Realty Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $1.88 per share.

QTS Realty Trust's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

QTS Realty Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 7 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

QTS Realty Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, QTS Realty Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.6929 up to $71.5106. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QTS.US volatility(beta: 0.52)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while QTS Realty Trust's is 0.516. This would suggest that QTS Realty Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

QTS Realty Trust overview

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 7 million square feet of owned data center space throughout primarily North America and Europe. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities. QTS owns, operates or manages 27 data centers and supports more than 1,200 customers primarily in North America and Europe.

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