Pensionfund DSM Netherlands lifted its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 6.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 33,750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,150 shares during the period. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands’ holdings in Digital Realty Trust were worth $3,994,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. lifted its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 50.9% during the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 973 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $110,000 after purchasing an additional 328 shares during the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 18.0% during the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 972 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $112,000 after purchasing an additional 148 shares during the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC lifted its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 12,844.4% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 1,165 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $132,000 after purchasing an additional 1,156 shares during the last quarter. Almanack Investment Partners LLC. bought a new position in shares of Digital Realty Trust during the second quarter worth about $134,000. Finally, Security National Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of Digital Realty Trust during the second quarter worth about $164,000.

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DLR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $126.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 17th. ValuEngine raised shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $126.00 price target on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price target on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Digital Realty Trust presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $122.73.

In other news, Director William G. Laperch purchased 1,200 shares of Digital Realty Trust stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $25.00 per share, for a total transaction of $30,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,200 shares in the company, valued at $30,000. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Christopher Sharp sold 25,733 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.44, for a total transaction of $2,996,350.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 25,733 shares in the company, valued at $2,996,350.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE DLR) traded up 0.49% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $123.32. 275,875 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $118.55 and a 200 day moving average price of $115.19. The firm has a market capitalization of $20.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.09 and a beta of 0.01. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has a 1-year low of $85.63 and a 1-year high of $127.23.

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $565.99 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $559.93 million. Digital Realty Trust had a net margin of 21.27% and a return on equity of 12.39%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.42 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Digital Realty Trust, Inc. will post $1.47 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th were given a $0.93 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $3.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.03%. Digital Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 148.21%.

Digital Realty Trust 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.

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

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