Sei Investments Co. boosted its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 30.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 199,765 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 46,386 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. owned about 0.14% of Digital Realty Trust worth $19,401,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC boosted its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 5.8% in the second quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC now owns 186,031 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $20,276,000 after buying an additional 10,160 shares during the last quarter. PGGM Investments boosted its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 11.4% in the second quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 1,366,086 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $148,890,000 after buying an additional 139,475 shares during the last quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust during the second quarter valued at approximately $24,192,000. Strs Ohio boosted its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 2.7% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 264,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $28,827,000 after buying an additional 6,920 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ING Groep NV purchased a new stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,104,000.

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

Shares of Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:DLR) traded up 2.3171% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $93.6508. The stock had a trading volume of 675,490 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $92.19 and a 200 day moving average price of $98.45. Digital Realty Trust Inc. has a 52 week low of $69.00 and a 52 week high of $113.21. The firm has a market cap of $14.88 billion, a PE ratio of 64.5423 and a beta of 0.14.

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44. The business earned $546.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $538.82 million. Digital Realty Trust had a return on equity of 9.81% and a net margin of 15.25%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 25.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.28 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Digital Realty Trust Inc. will post $5.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 15th will be paid a $0.88 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 13th. This represents a $3.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.85%. Digital Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 246.15%.

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A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on DLR shares. TheStreet raised Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Monday, August 29th. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 target price on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research report on Wednesday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 11th. Finally, Barclays PLC upped their target price on Digital Realty Trust from $118.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, August 12th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Digital Realty Trust currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $106.00.

In related news, SVP Joshua A. Mills sold 4,519 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.22, for a total value of $416,742.18. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 8,685 shares in the company, valued at approximately $800,930.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Edward F. Sham sold 14,701 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.50, for a total value of $1,359,842.50. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 19,039 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,761,107.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.29% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Digital Realty Trust

Digital Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, acquires, develops and manages technology-related real estate. 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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