Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 5.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 51,730 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,453 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Digital Realty Trust were worth $6,121,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in DLR. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 10.6% in the third quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 533,304 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $63,106,000 after acquiring an additional 51,104 shares during the period. Calamos Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 3.5% in the third quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC now owns 36,648 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,337,000 after acquiring an additional 1,254 shares during the period. Rothschild Investment Corp IL boosted its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 43.7% in the third quarter. Rothschild Investment Corp IL now owns 2,687 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $318,000 after acquiring an additional 817 shares during the period. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 414.5% in the third quarter. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. now owns 14,127 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,672,000 after acquiring an additional 11,381 shares during the period. Finally, Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 12.5% in the third quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. now owns 838,784 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $99,253,000 after acquiring an additional 93,500 shares during the period.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE DLR) opened at $117.41 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a current ratio of 0.46. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has a 12 month low of $88.22 and a 12 month high of $127.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $24,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.02 and a beta of -0.09.

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $1.11. Digital Realty Trust had a return on equity of 5.15% and a net margin of 11.71%. The firm had revenue of $609.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $595.49 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.44 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Digital Realty Trust, Inc. will post 6.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.93 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $3.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.17%. Digital Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 302.44%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on DLR. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $127.00 price objective on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, October 30th. KeyCorp set a $130.00 price objective on Digital Realty Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. William Blair began coverage on Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $127.00 price objective on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.43.

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Digital Realty Trust Company Profile

Digital Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of owning, acquiring, developing and operating data centers. 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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