QTS Realty Trust, Inc. ( QTS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 15, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 06, 2016. Shareholders who purchased QTS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that QTS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $41.49, the dividend yield is 3.09%.
The previous trading day's last sale of QTS was $41.49, representing a -10.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.38 and a 34.1% increase over the 52 week low of $30.94.
QTS is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and Public Storage ( PSA ). QTS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.55. Zacks Investment Research reports QTS's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 12.33%, compared to an industry average of 8.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to QTS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have QTS as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Zacks Micro Cap ( PZI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PZI with an decrease of -6.69% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of QTS at 0.26%.
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