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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS)?

The company in question is, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) currently with a stock price of 52.57 (-0.28% today). The market cap for QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is 2517.91, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Industrial industry. The target price for QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is 61.55. Currently QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 117.16, and a forward P/E of 69.19. Average volume for QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is 390.41 and so far today it is 59305.

Performance in the last year for QTS Realty Trust, Inc. has been 22.13%. For EPS growth, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. has seen a growth of 10.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 58.09%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -14.40% over the last five years and could be 13.50% for the next five years. QTS Realty Trust, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 44.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -11.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.34%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.56%.

Since the IPO date for QTS Realty Trust, Inc. on the 10/09/2013, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 19.39%. With QTS Realty Trust, Inc. trading at 52.57, the dividend yield is 2.73%, and the EPS is 0.45.

So could QTS Realty Trust, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 117.16. The PEG is 8.68, P/S is 6.71 and the P/B is at 2.95. The P/cash is 196.71, with P/free cash flow at 26.9.

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.97, and total debt/equity at 0.97.

In terms of margins, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. has a gross margin of 64.20%, an operating margin of 9.80% and a profit margin of 6.00%.Payout ratio for QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is 255.60%. Return on assets come to 1.30% with return on investment coming to 3.10%.

Insider ownership for QTS Realty Trust, Inc., is at 0.90% and institutional ownership comes to 67.50%. Outstanding shares are at 47.76. While shares float is 46.96. The float short is currently 3.81%, and short ratio is 4.59.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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