Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its stake in shares of Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT) by 14.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,733 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 2,436 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Dupont Fabros Technology were worth $1,146,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. 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 valued at $16,251,000 after buying an additional 121,189 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of 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 during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of 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 during the period. Fagan Associates Inc. increased its stake in shares of 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 during the period. Finally, Boston Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of 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 during the period.

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

Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT) last released 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 consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.39. The firm had revenue of $140.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $141.48 million. Dupont Fabros Technology had a return on equity of 19.58% and a net margin of 26.05%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.64 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. will post $1.83 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 29th. Dupont Fabros Technology’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 121.95%.

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A number of brokerages recently issued reports on DFT. UBS AG downgraded shares of Dupont Fabros Technology from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Dupont Fabros Technology from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Dupont Fabros Technology from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $62.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, July 31st. TheStreet downgraded shares of Dupont Fabros Technology from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Barclays PLC increased their price target on shares of Dupont Fabros Technology from $55.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $57.63.

In related news, General Counsel Richard A. Montfort, Jr. sold 44,712 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.60, for a total value of $2,798,971.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now owns 62,548 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,915,504.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Frederic V. Malek sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.71, for a total transaction of $1,881,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 112,375 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,047,036.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 776,397 shares of company stock valued at $48,101,649 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

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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