Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT) Director Frederic V. Malek sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.71, for a total value of $1,881,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 112,375 shares in the company, valued at $7,047,036.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE DFT) opened at 62.56 on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $61.88 and its 200-day moving average price is $53.42. Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. has a 12-month low of $37.54 and a 12-month high of $66.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.10 and a beta of 0.68.

Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.39. Dupont Fabros Technology had a net margin of 26.05% and a return on equity of 19.58%. The firm had revenue of $140.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $141.48 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.64 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. will post $1.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.20%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 29th. Dupont Fabros Technology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 121.95%.

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A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. UBS AG lowered Dupont Fabros Technology from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. TheStreet lowered Dupont Fabros Technology from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered Dupont Fabros Technology from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $62.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, July 31st. Barclays PLC raised their price target on Dupont Fabros Technology from $55.00 to $68.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $64.00 price target on shares of Dupont Fabros Technology in a report on Friday, July 21st. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Dupont Fabros Technology presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.63.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DFT. Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 0.3% in the first quarter. Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH now owns 10,125 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $502,000 after buying an additional 32 shares in the last quarter. Quotient Investors LLC increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 1.0% in the first quarter. Quotient Investors LLC now owns 10,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $501,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 0.4% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 27,083 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,343,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 0.3% in the second quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 45,580 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,782,000 after buying an additional 140 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 4.0% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,915 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $244,000 after buying an additional 189 shares in the last quarter.

Dupont Fabros Technology Company Profile

DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc (DFT) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, acquires, develops and operates wholesale data centers. The Company’s customers include national and international enterprises across various industries, such as technology, Internet, content providers, cloud providers, media, communications, healthcare and financial services.

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