GDS (NASDAQ:GDS) Trading 4% Higher

Shares of GDS Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:GDSGet Free Report) traded up 4% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $9.16 and last traded at $9.15. 223,352 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 87% from the average session volume of 1,657,187 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.80.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on shares of GDS from $12.00 to $7.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 28th. StockNews.com raised shares of GDS to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.58.

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GDS Stock Performance

The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.25. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $7.80 and its 200-day simple moving average is $7.69.

GDS (NASDAQ:GDSGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 26th. The company reported ($0.62) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.39) by ($0.23). GDS had a negative return on equity of 8.70% and a negative net margin of 41.33%. The firm had revenue of $360.07 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $363.21 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that GDS Holdings Limited will post -1.25 EPS for the current year.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On GDS

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Baupost Group LLC MA bought a new position in GDS in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $17,290,000. Cerity Partners LLC bought a new position in GDS in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $13,928,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its holdings in GDS by 16.7% in the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 5,404,486 shares of the company’s stock valued at $49,289,000 after buying an additional 773,378 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new position in GDS in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $6,952,000. Finally, Farallon Capital Management LLC bought a new position in GDS in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $4,722,000. 33.71% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

GDS Company Profile

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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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