Wedbush Securities Inc. boosted its position in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) by 25.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,268 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,271 shares during the period. Wedbush Securities Inc.’s holdings in DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH were worth $699,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP raised its position in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 18.3% during the first quarter. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP now owns 25,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,728,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares during the last quarter. Spinnaker Trust bought a new stake in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,640,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 3.2% during the first quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 19,876 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,095,000 after buying an additional 618 shares during the last quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. raised its position in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 8.7% during the first quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. now owns 975,494 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $102,798,000 after buying an additional 77,850 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Honeywell International Inc. raised its position in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 13.3% during the first quarter. Honeywell International Inc. now owns 70,540 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,434,000 after buying an additional 8,260 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 98.54% of the company’s stock.

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH opened at $120.96 on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH has a fifty-two week low of $96.56 and a fifty-two week high of $127.23. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.68 and a beta of 0.15.

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.61 by ($1.29). The firm had revenue of $754.91 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $759.30 million. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH had a return on equity of 3.02% and a net margin of 9.79%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 33.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.54 earnings per share. analysts predict that DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH will post 6.6 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on DLR. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from $95.00 to $101.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Barclays raised their target price on shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from $133.00 to $134.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, July 16th. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $128.00 target price for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $120.00 target price for the company. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $127.28.

In other DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH news, SVP Joshua A. Mills sold 5,000 shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.00, for a total transaction of $550,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,166 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,008,260. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Joshua A. Mills sold 2,500 shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH stock in a transaction on Monday, July 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $112.50, for a total transaction of $281,250.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 6,666 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $749,925. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 20,435 shares of company stock valued at $2,318,775 over the last ninety days. 0.43% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH

Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and consumer products.

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