Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. raised its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 509.0% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 25,814 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 21,575 shares during the period. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V.’s holdings in Digital Realty Trust were worth $2,916,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 2.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 27,643,911 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,941,034,000 after buying an additional 529,792 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 2,651.9% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,147,324 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,611,523,000 after buying an additional 14,596,894 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 0.7% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 9,346,575 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $994,387,000 after buying an additional 69,272 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 34.8% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,325,268 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $353,775,000 after buying an additional 857,798 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 2.6% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,158,379 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $229,626,000 after buying an additional 54,806 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) opened at 112.20 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $116.89 and its 200 day moving average is $108.44. The stock has a market cap of $17.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.32 and a beta of -0.02. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $85.63 and a 52 week high of $121.53.

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $550.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $552.59 million. Digital Realty Trust had a net margin of 20.48% and a return on equity of 12.14%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.42 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Digital Realty Trust, Inc. will post $1.61 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th were given a dividend of $0.93 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $3.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.32%. Digital Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 158.97%.

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Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $120.00 target price on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Friday. BidaskClub cut shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Macquarie reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $127.00 target price on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $123.00 target price (up previously from $120.00) on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Digital Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $116.29.

In related news, SVP Joshua A. Mills sold 9,211 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $1,105,320.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 13,377 shares in the company, valued at $1,605,240. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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