Advisor Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 12.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 16,924 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,888 shares during the quarter. Advisor Group Inc.’s holdings in Digital Realty Trust were worth $2,006,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in DLR. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,058 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $684,000 after acquiring an additional 111 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 9,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,118,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 23.6% during the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 102,842 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,616,000 after acquiring an additional 19,653 shares during the period. BTIM Corp. boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. BTIM Corp. now owns 25,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,835,000 after acquiring an additional 75 shares during the period. Finally, Sheets Smith Wealth Management boosted its position in Digital Realty Trust by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Sheets Smith Wealth Management now owns 4,956 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $560,000 after acquiring an additional 44 shares during the period.

Shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) opened at $119.94 on Friday. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $86.19 and a 52 week high of $127.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $24,710.00, a P/E ratio of 20.09, a P/E/G ratio of 3.07 and a beta of -0.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a current ratio of 0.46.

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $1.11. Digital Realty Trust had a return on equity of 5.15% and a net margin of 11.71%. The firm had revenue of $609.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $595.49 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.44 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Digital Realty Trust, Inc. will post 6.09 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a $0.93 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $3.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.10%. Digital Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 302.44%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on DLR. TheStreet lowered Digital Realty Trust from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Digital Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. KeyCorp set a $130.00 price target on Digital Realty Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on Digital Realty Trust from $111.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective on shares of Digital Realty Trust in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.43.

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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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