Richard C Young & Company Lifted United Technologies (UTX) Holding By $386,374; Investment Counselors Of Maryland Boosted Qts Realty Trust (QTS) Position By $7.37 Million

December 17, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc increased Qts Realty Trust Inc (QTS) stake by 70% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc acquired 141,800 shares as Qts Realty Trust Inc (QTS)’s stock rose 0.06%. The Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc holds 344,370 shares with $18.02M value, up from 202,570 last quarter. Qts Realty Trust Inc now has $3.18 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $55.71. About 2.53M shares traded or 414.63% up from the average. QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) has declined 0.63% since December 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500.

Richard C Young & Company increased United Technologies Corp (UTX) stake by 40.96% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Richard C Young & Company acquired 3,167 shares as United Technologies Corp (UTX)’s stock rose 8.03%. The Richard C Young & Company holds 10,898 shares with $1.33 million value, up from 7,731 last quarter. United Technologies Corp now has $100.76B valuation. The stock increased 1.95% or $2.41 during the last trading session, reaching $126.17. About 6.19 million shares traded or 106.48% up from the average. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has risen 22.99% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. QTS Realty Trust had 52 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of QTS in report on Tuesday, May 10 to “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank reinitiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 28 report. The stock of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. Guggenheim initiated the shares of QTS in report on Friday, December 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, November 15 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 29 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, August 25. Stifel Nicolaus maintained QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) on Wednesday, April 26 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) rating on Monday, October 23. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $67.0 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.9 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.86, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 27 investors sold QTS shares while 58 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 46.74 million shares or 1.60% more from 46.00 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Eagle Boston Invest Mngmt holds 1.65% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) for 290,992 shares. Fifth Third National Bank has invested 0% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Deutsche State Bank Ag reported 190,818 shares. Alpine Woods Capital Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.31% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al holds 0.02% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) for 25,800 shares. Westpac Banking stated it has 52,095 shares. Indexiq Ltd stated it has 49,443 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Creative Planning invested 0% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Tudor Investment Corp Et Al holds 0.03% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) or 19,223 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) or 3,399 shares. Pnc Fincl Services Group Incorporated owns 0% invested in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) for 3,974 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru owns 46,817 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Granahan Investment Management Inc Ma, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 83,294 shares. Proshare Ltd Company has invested 0% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). The Australia-based Macquarie Grp Limited has invested 0.04% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS).

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $39.76 million activity. On Tuesday, September 12 Reinhart James H. sold $195,755 worth of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) or 3,545 shares. Greaves Jon D also sold $135,975 worth of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) on Thursday, August 31. Westhead Stephen E. sold $513,097 worth of stock or 9,425 shares. Williams Chad L. had sold 682,576 shares worth $37.03M. Shares for $885,654 were sold by SCHAFER WILLIAM H. Another trade for 18,235 shares valued at $995,813 was sold by Berson Jeffrey H..

Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc decreased Novanta Inc stake by 134,900 shares to 779,891 valued at $28.08 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT) stake by 291,517 shares and now owns 2,399 shares. Formfactor Inc (NASDAQ:FORM) was reduced too.

Among 21 analysts covering United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. United Technologies Corporation had 67 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) rating on Friday, July 7. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $12600 target. Jefferies maintained United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) rating on Friday, April 28. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $132 target. Cowen & Co maintained United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) rating on Monday, August 7. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $12700 target. On Friday, January 8 the stock rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Mkt Perform”. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, May 2. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, November 16 by Credit Suisse. Atlantic Securities downgraded United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) on Wednesday, July 22 to “Neutral” rating. As per Thursday, January 28, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 23 by Cowen & Co. The rating was initiated by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, December 1 with “Hold”.

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