Zevin Asset Management LLC decreased its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 4.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 13,231 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 645 shares during the period. Zevin Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Digital Realty Trust were worth $1,494,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. National Planning Corp raised its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 0.5% in the second quarter. National Planning Corp now owns 2,429 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $275,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the period. Blue Chip Partners Inc. raised its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 0.8% in the second quarter. Blue Chip Partners Inc. now owns 1,842 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $208,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. Motco raised its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 0.9% in the second quarter. Motco now owns 3,431 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $388,000 after buying an additional 32 shares during the period. GWM Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 0.8% in the first quarter. GWM Advisors LLC now owns 4,312 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $461,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the period. Finally, Sheets Smith Wealth Management raised its stake in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 0.9% in the second quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management now owns 4,956 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $560,000 after buying an additional 44 shares during the period.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) opened at 118.325 on Thursday. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $85.63 and a one year high of $121.53. The company has a 50-day moving average of $114.15 and a 200 day moving average of $111.83. The company has a market cap of $19.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 48.061 and a beta of -0.03.

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $565.99 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.42 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Digital Realty Trust, Inc. will post $1.57 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.93 per share. This represents a $3.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.15%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. Digital Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 148.21%.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on DLR shares. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research note on Monday, June 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 price objective on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $126.00 price objective on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. Digital Realty Trust presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $119.38.

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