GDS (NASDAQ:GDS) Rating Increased to Outperform at Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of GDS (NASDAQ:GDSFree Report) from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning, MarketBeat reports. Royal Bank of Canada currently has $14.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $13.00.

GDS has been the subject of several other research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on shares of GDS from $12.00 to $7.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 28th. StockNews.com upgraded shares of GDS to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 21st.

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GDS Trading Down 0.7 %

NASDAQ:GDS opened at $12.18 on Monday. GDS has a one year low of $5.01 and a one year high of $14.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.25, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a current ratio of 1.13. The firm has a market cap of $2.32 billion, a P/E ratio of -3.79 and a beta of 0.21. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $9.05 and a 200-day simple moving average of $7.70.

GDS (NASDAQ:GDSGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 22nd. The company reported ($0.27) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.33) by $0.06. GDS had a negative net margin of 41.33% and a negative return on equity of 8.70%. The business had revenue of $363.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $366.92 million. Equities analysts anticipate that GDS will post -1.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional Trading of GDS

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of GDS. Baupost Group LLC MA purchased a new stake in GDS during the 1st quarter worth approximately $17,290,000. Cerity Partners LLC purchased a new stake in GDS during the 4th quarter worth approximately $13,928,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its position in GDS by 16.7% during the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 5,404,486 shares of the company’s stock worth $49,289,000 after purchasing an additional 773,378 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in GDS during the 4th quarter worth approximately $6,952,000. Finally, Farallon Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of GDS in the 1st quarter valued at $4,722,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 33.71% of the company’s stock.

About GDS

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GDS Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops and operates data centers in the People's Republic of China. The company provides colocation services comprising critical facilities space, customer-available power, racks, and cooling; managed hosting services, including business continuity and disaster recovery, network management, data storage, system security, operating system, database, and server middleware services; managed cloud services; and consulting services.

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