Millennium Management Has Decreased Its U S Silica Hldgs (SLCA) Position; Qts Realty Trust Class A (QTS) Shorts Lowered By 0.11%

February 23, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Qts Realty Trust Inc Class A (NYSE:QTS) had a decrease of 0.11% in short interest. QTS’s SI was 4.29 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 0.11% from 4.30M shares previously. With 508,600 avg volume, 8 days are for Qts Realty Trust Inc Class A (NYSE:QTS)’s short sellers to cover QTS’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $34.18. About 1.36M shares traded or 111.89% up from the average. QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) has declined 0.63% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500.

Millennium Management Llc decreased U S Silica Hldgs Inc (SLCA) stake by 29.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Millennium Management Llc sold 102,467 shares as U S Silica Hldgs Inc (SLCA)’s stock declined 29.01%. The Millennium Management Llc holds 247,533 shares with $7.69 million value, down from 350,000 last quarter. U S Silica Hldgs Inc now has $2.09B valuation. The stock increased 2.27% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $25.72. About 2.48M shares traded or 1.73% up from the average. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) has risen 57.03% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.33% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. QTS Realty Trust had 58 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, October 23 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 9. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Jefferies. Canaccord Genuity initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 7 report. On Friday, December 2 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. Wells Fargo initiated the shares of QTS in report on Wednesday, June 1 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 25 by SunTrust. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $331,730 activity. Shares for $135,975 were sold by Greaves Jon D. Reinhart James H. also sold $195,755 worth of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) on Tuesday, September 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.9 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.86, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 12 investors sold QTS Realty Trust, Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 49.80 million shares or 6.54% more from 46.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bamco Ny, a New York-based fund reported 180,518 shares. Us State Bank De, a Minnesota-based fund reported 370 shares. Swiss State Bank invested 0% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Schroder Inv Gp accumulated 466,950 shares. Amalgamated National Bank & Trust has 6,093 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans holds 18,180 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Fisher Asset Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 21,575 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Alpine Woods Cap Invsts Ltd Liability Com owns 220,000 shares. Cohen And Steers accumulated 861,808 shares. Sei Invs has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). California Pub Employees Retirement Sys accumulated 18,325 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Comm Ltd has invested 0.01% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). 116,590 were accumulated by Amer Century. Prudential Finance Incorporated reported 0.06% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Great West Life Assurance Com Can invested in 0% or 13,928 shares.

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on the ownership, development, and operation of carrier-neutral data centers in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.97 billion.

Among 27 analysts covering U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. U.S. Silica had 90 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust initiated U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) on Wednesday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, November 20 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 29 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, December 21 by Credit Suisse. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust to “Neutral” on Monday, August 24. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, January 11. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, July 20 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 16 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann to “Neutral” on Thursday, February 25.

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