As Qts Rlty Tr (QTS) Share Value Declined, Apg Asset Management Us Has Boosted Stake; Capital International Holding in Advance Auto Parts (AAP) Has Trimmed by $840,000

May 16, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Apg Asset Management Us Inc increased its stake in Qts Rlty Tr Inc (QTS) by 57.68% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Apg Asset Management Us Inc bought 360,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 34.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 985,500 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $53.38 million, up from 625,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Apg Asset Management Us Inc who had been investing in Qts Rlty Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.05B market cap company. The stock increased 1.32% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $35.4. About 496,167 shares traded. QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) has declined 26.55% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.10% the S&P500.




Capital International Inc decreased its stake in Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) by 85.71% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital International Inc sold 8,400 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.38% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,400 shares of the other specialty stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $140,000, down from 9,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital International Inc who had been investing in Advance Auto Parts Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.81 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $119.03. About 855,229 shares traded. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has declined 22.19% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.74% the S&P500.

Analysts await Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) to report earnings on May, 22 before the open. They expect $1.98 earnings per share, up 23.75% or $0.38 from last year’s $1.6 per share. AAP’s profit will be $146.53M for 15.03 P/E if the $1.98 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by Advance Auto Parts, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 157.14% EPS growth.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 2 insider sales for $757,901 activity. Shares for $39,792 were sold by Finley Tammy M. Greco Thomas bought $1.00 million worth of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) on Wednesday, March 21.

More recent Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Advance Auto Parts, Old Republic International, MasTec …” on May 10, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Starboard’s 13F Shows New Stake in Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), Increase in Forest City (FCE-A), Macerich (MAC …” on May 15, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Can Advance Auto Parts Turn Itself Around?” with publication date: May 10, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Capital International Inc, which manages about $18.21 billion and $672.30 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC) by 1,800 shares to 6,320 shares, valued at $1.94 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Credicorp Ltd (NYSE:BAP) by 14,700 shares in the quarter, for a total of 188,928 shares, and has risen its stake in Viacom Inc Cl B (NASDAQ:VIAB).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 56 investors sold AAP shares while 110 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. 73.12 million shares or 2.40% less from 74.92 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 9,712 are owned by Bancorp Of Nova Scotia. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv accumulated 0% or 2,456 shares. Riverpoint Cap Ltd reported 0.02% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Bronson Point Mgmt Ltd Company reported 133,100 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited Company owns 1.27 million shares. Legacy Private Tru owns 2,975 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Moreover, Stephens Inc Ar has 0.01% invested in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 2,851 shares. Neuberger Berman Ltd Co has invested 0.18% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh owns 3,537 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Gam Ag accumulated 0.01% or 4,706 shares. Chevy Chase has invested 0.03% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Hldgs holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 230,388 shares. Stifel Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 7,941 shares. Sphera Funds Mgmt invested 0.1% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Moneta Gru Inv Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP).

Among 29 analysts covering Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE:AAP), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Advance Auto Parts Inc. had 101 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, August 16 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) on Tuesday, November 15 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, May 29 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Monday, August 7. The rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities with “Overweight” on Wednesday, December 14. The stock has “Buy” rating by Vetr on Tuesday, August 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 24 by UBS. RBC Capital Markets maintained Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) rating on Thursday, September 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $174 target. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, September 5.

Among 20 analysts covering QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. QTS Realty Trust had 67 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, May 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 20 by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by MUFG Securities Americas Inc with “Buy” on Thursday, October 26. Deutsche Bank maintained QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) on Monday, July 18 with “Hold” rating. The stock of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, April 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) on Thursday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, June 8 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, August 25 report. JP Morgan maintained the shares of QTS in report on Monday, October 30 with “Neutral” rating. Wells Fargo maintained QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) on Wednesday, November 15 with “Outperform” rating.

Apg Asset Management Us Inc, which manages about $71.11B and $12.19B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ddr Corp (NYSE:DDR) by 1.21 million shares to 4.12M shares, valued at $36.92M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Store Cap Corp (NYSE:STOR) by 166,640 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.83M shares, and cut its stake in National Retail Pptys Inc (NYSE:NNN).

More notable recent QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Kirkland’s, The Walt Disney, The Kraft Heinz, Southwestern Energy …” on April 17, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “All QTS Directors Reelected at Annual Meeting” published on May 03, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “QTS Enters Cloud and Managed Services Partnership with GDT; Will Release First Quarter 2018 Earnings Before …” on April 24, 2018. More interesting news about QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “QTS Realty Trust’s (QTS) CEO Chad Williams on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Land & Buildings Issues Letter to QTS Shareholders” with publication date: April 30, 2018.

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