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As Novartis Ag Spon Adr (NVS) Share Value Declined, Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Raised Stake by $480,985; Granahan Investment Management Increases Position in Qts Realty Trust (QTS)

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Granahan Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Qts Realty Trust (QTS) by 28.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Granahan Investment Management Inc bought 12,210 shares as the company’s stock declined 34.99% with the market. The hedge fund held 54,955 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.98M, up from 42,745 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Qts Realty Trust for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.99B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.88% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $34.38. About 625,774 shares traded. QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) has declined 26.55% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.10% the S&P500.

Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Novartis Ag Spon Adr (NVS) by 8.39% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc bought 5,795 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 74,866 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.29 million, up from 69,071 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Novartis Ag Spon Adr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $180.01B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $77.15. About 2.10 million shares traded or 23.15% up from the average. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has risen 5.79% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.76% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Novartis Ag (NYSE:NVS), 5 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Novartis Ag had 36 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, August 9. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Wednesday, April 19 with “Neutral”. The stock of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, March 29 by Citigroup. Chardan Capital Markets initiated the shares of NVS in report on Tuesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, April 5 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, March 24 by JP Morgan. On Tuesday, April 5 the stock rating was initiated by Argus Research with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Thursday, November 10. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by Goldman Sachs. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann.

More notable recent Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Senators press AT&T for detail on Cohen payments” on May 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Novartis lawyer out amid Cohen payments” published on May 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Novartis: Buy Under $80” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Novartis In Liver Diseases NASH And PBC: A Look At The Bright Side” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “AT&T confirms it paid Michael Cohen” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc, which manages about $259.90M and $303.75 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) by 28,185 shares to 134,447 shares, valued at $4.61 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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 has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of QTS in report on Thursday, April 26 with “Underperform” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of QTS in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Neutral” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 15 report. Goldman Sachs upgraded QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) rating on Friday, March 16. Goldman Sachs has “Buy” rating and $45.0 target. Jefferies maintained the shares of QTS in report on Monday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, October 7. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6200 target in Wednesday, July 26 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 5.

More notable recent QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “QTS Realty Trust’s (QTS) CEO Chad Williams on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “QTS Enters Cloud and Managed Services Partnership with GDT; Will Release First Quarter 2018 Earnings Before …” published on April 24, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Land & Buildings Issues Letter to QTS Shareholders” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Land & Buildings Comments on Results of QTS Annual Meeting” published on May 07, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “QTS Welcomes Passage of Georgia Tax Incentive Legislation for Data Centers” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.49 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.41, from 1.9 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 24 investors sold QTS shares while 46 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 52.78 million shares or 6.00% more from 49.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Commerce State Bank owns 11,390 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Geode Cap Lc has 507,894 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Advisory Networks Llc, a Georgia-based fund reported 49 shares. Wellington Mngmt Gp Llp invested in 0.01% or 1.19M shares. Emerald Advisers Pa stated it has 593,860 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Heitman Real Est Securities Limited Liability holds 0.65% of its portfolio in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) for 211,733 shares. Teachers Ins And Annuity Association Of America reported 53,551 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Cohen And Steers Incorporated reported 0.12% in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 0% invested in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) for 8,232 shares. Land And Buildings Inv Limited Liability Company invested in 478,860 shares or 5.36% of the stock. Moreover, Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands has 0.13% invested in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) for 17,000 shares. Clearbridge Invests Ltd Liability Company reported 200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys reported 20,095 shares. Seabridge Invest Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 380 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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