PGGM Investments raised its position in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 11.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,366,086 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 139,475 shares during the period. PGGM Investments’ holdings in Digital Realty Trust were worth $148,890,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Trust Co. of Vermont boosted its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 0.8% in the second quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 6,557 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $715,000 after buying an additional 51 shares during the period. Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH increased its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 0.5% in the second quarter. Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH now owns 18,723 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,040,000 after buying an additional 84 shares in the last quarter. IBM Retirement Fund increased its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 1.4% in the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 17,418 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,982,000 after buying an additional 246 shares in the last quarter. DNB Asset Management AS increased its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 2.6% in the second quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 11,621 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,267,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boston Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 9.7% in the first quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 3,795 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $336,000 after buying an additional 335 shares in the last quarter.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) traded up 1.52% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $95.49. 1,795,969 shares of the company traded hands. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $62.42 and a 52 week high of $113.21. The company has a market capitalization of $14.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 212.20 and a beta of 0.34. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $99.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $96.84.

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.38 by $0.04. The company earned $514.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $507.72 million. Digital Realty Trust had a net margin of 7.82% and a return on equity of 5.02%. Digital Realty Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.30 EPS. Analysts forecast that Digital Realty Trust, Inc. will post $5.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 15th will be paid a $0.88 dividend. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 13th. Digital Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 765.22%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on DLR shares. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 target price (up previously from $106.00) on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research note on Tuesday, May 24th. Wells Fargo & Co. started coverage on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on shares of Digital Realty Trust from $108.00 to $91.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $114.00 target price (up previously from $102.00) on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research note on Monday, July 18th. Finally, Barclays PLC upped their target price on shares of Digital Realty Trust from $110.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $97.35.

In other Digital Realty Trust news, insider Edward F. Sham sold 14,701 shares of Digital Realty Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.50, for a total transaction of $1,359,842.50. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 19,039 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,761,107.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Joshua A. Mills sold 4,519 shares of Digital Realty Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.22, for a total transaction of $416,742.18. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 8,685 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $800,930.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.29% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Digital Realty Trust Company Profile

Digital Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, acquires, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing data center and colocation solutions for domestic and international tenants across a range of industry verticals ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.

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