Ossiam bought a new stake in DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 539 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $63,000.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DLR. Comerica Securities Inc. purchased a new position in DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH during the 4th quarter valued at $201,000. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 7.2% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,250,993 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $345,892,000 after buying an additional 217,995 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH in the 1st quarter worth $214,000. Cetera Investment Advisers purchased a new stake in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH in the 1st quarter worth $203,000. Finally, Cetera Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 3.1% in the 1st quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC now owns 6,649 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $796,000 after buying an additional 198 shares during the period.

NYSE:DLR traded down $1.77 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $124.76. 21,147 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 934,890. The company has a fifty day moving average of $120.78 and a 200 day moving average of $119.08. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH has a twelve month low of $100.05 and a twelve month high of $129.57. The company has a market capitalization of $26.33 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.00, a P/E/G ratio of 2.78 and a beta of 0.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a current ratio of 0.36.

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.63 by ($1.48). DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH had a net margin of 10.00% and a return on equity of 3.01%. The business had revenue of $801.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $807.48 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.66 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts expect that DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH will post 6.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 30th. Investors of record on Friday, September 13th will be given a dividend of $1.08 per share. This represents a $4.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 12th. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH’s dividend payout ratio is currently 65.45%.

DLR has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine cut DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 27th. Argus initiated coverage on DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH in a report on Wednesday, July 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $140.00 target price for the company. Royal Bank of Canada set a $130.00 target price on DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $125.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, June 28th. Finally, Raymond James raised DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $116.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 6th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $127.77.

In other news, Director Kevin Kennedy sold 400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $118.26, for a total value of $47,304.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $47,304. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Edward F. Sham sold 11,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.00, for a total value of $1,390,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 15,738 shares in the company, valued at $1,920,036. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 12,400 shares of company stock worth $1,513,104 over the last ninety days. 0.49% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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