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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 РIndustrial 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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