Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. decreased its holdings in DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) by 12.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 216,987 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 29,921 shares during the period. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH accounts for approximately 1.4% of Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 27th biggest holding. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. owned 0.11% of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH worth $24,406,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,472,703 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,302,770,000 after acquiring an additional 394,225 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,283,265 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $369,302,000 after acquiring an additional 16,977 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 0.7% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,102,126 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $348,922,000 after acquiring an additional 22,262 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,150,524 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $239,956,000 after acquiring an additional 96,180 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 2.7% in the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,698,267 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $178,964,000 after acquiring an additional 44,436 shares during the last quarter. 97.71% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

DLR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets set a $120.00 price target on shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. Guggenheim raised shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, October 22nd. Citigroup reduced their price objective on shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from $131.00 to $126.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $126.06.

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH stock traded up $0.58 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $112.14. The stock had a trading volume of 1,333,463 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,355,453. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 0.34 and a quick ratio of 0.34. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH has a 52-week low of $96.56 and a 52-week high of $125.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 0.41.

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.62 by ($1.29). DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH had a return on equity of 3.96% and a net margin of 11.78%. The firm had revenue of $768.92 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $773.08 million. Research analysts anticipate that DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH will post 6.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a $1.01 dividend. This represents a $4.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.60%. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 65.80%.

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DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH Profile

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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