QTS Realty (QTS) Stock Outperform Rating Maintained at Wells Fargo; The Price Objective Given is $63; Hallmark Financial Services (HALL)’s Sentiment Is 1.25

November 15, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. is an insurance holding company. The company has market cap of $200.83 million. The Firm markets, distributes, underwrites and services its property/casualty insurance products to businesses and individuals. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s business involves marketing, distributing, underwriting and servicing insurance products, as well as providing other insurance related services.

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 has $71 highest and $43 lowest target. $59.08’s average target is 1.39% above currents $58.27 stock price. QTS Realty Trust had 48 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, May 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold”. The rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy” on Monday, January 25. The stock of QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, December 22. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $66.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 26. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by MUFG Securities Americas Inc. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $62.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 13 report.

Analysts await Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALL) to report earnings on March, 8. They expect $0.22 EPS, up 210.00% or $0.42 from last year’s $-0.2 per share. HALL’s profit will be $3.99 million for 12.57 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.09 actual EPS reported by Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -344.44% EPS growth.

Roumell Asset Management Llc holds 3.58% of its portfolio in Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. for 144,100 shares. Centaur Capital Partners L.P. owns 95,000 shares or 2.83% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cove Street Capital Llc has 2.46% invested in the company for 1.80 million shares. The Pennsylvania-based Staley Capital Advisers Inc has invested 0.86% in the stock. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc, a Oregon-based fund reported 100,260 shares.

It closed at $11.06 lastly. It is down 0.69% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.01% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.36, from 1.4 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 27 investors sold QTS Realty Trust Inc 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. Moreover, Asset Mgmt One Ltd has 0.02% invested in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc owns 0% invested in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) for 173,796 shares. Teachers Insur & Annuity Association Of America holds 0.08% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) for 46,326 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 0.01% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS). Creative Planning reported 1,058 shares. Eagle Boston Management holds 1.65% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) for 290,992 shares. Amalgamated State Bank reported 0.01% in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS). Next Fincl Grp invested 0% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS). Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Company invested in 38,828 shares. First Advisors L P, a Illinois-based fund reported 15,952 shares. Echo Street Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.22% in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS). Ameritas Inv Prtnrs holds 0.01% or 4,044 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Sorin Cap Ltd has 0.8% invested in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS) for 16,644 shares. Huntington Fincl Bank invested 0% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:QTS). Meeder Asset Incorporated holds 99 shares.

It closed at $58.27 lastly. It is down 0.63% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $1.11 million activity. The insider Westhead Stephen E. sold 1,217 shares worth $61,154.

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