Capital Guardian Trust Co. raised its holdings in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 1.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 166,338 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,838 shares during the quarter. Capital Guardian Trust Co. owned 0.10% of Digital Realty Trust worth $19,683,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Cohen & Steers Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 100.4% in the 3rd quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 13,229,368 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,565,431,000 after buying an additional 6,626,871 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 41.5% in the 3rd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 6,474,187 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $766,091,000 after buying an additional 1,897,642 shares during the period. AEW Capital Management L P raised its holdings in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 295.4% in the 3rd quarter. AEW Capital Management L P now owns 1,580,668 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $187,040,000 after buying an additional 1,180,868 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 171.5% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,645,291 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $185,835,000 after buying an additional 1,039,244 shares during the period. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 79.3% in the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,332,689 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $276,860,000 after buying an additional 1,032,004 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 98.54% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on DLR shares. ValuEngine upgraded Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $117.00 price objective on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a report on Thursday, September 14th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price target on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a report on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Deutsche Bank upped their price target on Digital Realty Trust from $111.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $125.07.

Shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) opened at $114.81 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has a 1-year low of $93.39 and a 1-year high of $127.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $23,586.86, a PE ratio of 19.20, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of -0.10.

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 Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $1.11. The business had revenue of $609.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $595.49 million. Digital Realty Trust had a return on equity of 5.15% and a net margin of 11.71%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.44 EPS. equities analysts expect that Digital Realty Trust, Inc. will post 6.1 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.93 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $3.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.24%. Digital Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 300.00%.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR)

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