Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC maintained its stake in shares of Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in Dupont Fabros Technology were worth $318,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Credit Agricole S A increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 58.7% in the first quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 327,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $16,251,000 after buying an additional 121,189 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 414,182 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $18,195,000 after buying an additional 7,965 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 22.2% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 10,807 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $536,000 after buying an additional 1,965 shares in the last quarter. Fagan Associates Inc. increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 5.6% in the first quarter. Fagan Associates Inc. now owns 16,026 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $795,000 after buying an additional 852 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boston Advisors LLC increased its stake in Dupont Fabros Technology by 22.6% in the first quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 333,659 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $16,546,000 after buying an additional 61,603 shares in the last quarter.

Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. (DFT) opened at 62.20 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $4.82 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.88 and a beta of 0.68. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $61.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $54.33. Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. has a 12-month low of $37.54 and a 12-month high of $66.18.

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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.39. Dupont Fabros Technology had a return on equity of 19.58% and a net margin of 26.05%. The business had revenue of $140.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $141.48 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.64 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. will post $1.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Investors of record on Monday, July 3rd were issued a $0.50 dividend. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.22%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 29th. Dupont Fabros Technology’s payout ratio is 121.95%.

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DFT has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $54.00 target price (up from $53.00) on shares of Dupont Fabros Technology in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Dupont Fabros Technology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $57.00 to $54.00 in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Dupont Fabros Technology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Dupont Fabros Technology in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Finally, KeyCorp raised Dupont Fabros Technology from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $60.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.63.

In related news, CFO Jeffrey H. Foster sold 64,843 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.49, for a total value of $3,987,196.07. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 40,447 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,487,086.03. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Scott A. Davis sold 44,067 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.50, for a total transaction of $2,754,187.50. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 104,997 shares in the company, valued at $6,562,312.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 776,397 shares of company stock valued at $48,101,649. 5.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Dupont Fabros Technology

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT)

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