Private Capital Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) by 15.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,153 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 151 shares during the period. Private Capital Group LLC’s holdings in DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH were worth $160,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Telos Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 10.1% during the fourth quarter. Telos Capital Management Inc. now owns 22,005 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,635,000 after acquiring an additional 2,016 shares during the last quarter. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 0.8% during the fourth quarter. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI now owns 19,746 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,364,000 after purchasing an additional 165 shares during the period. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 53.2% during the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 452 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $54,000 after purchasing an additional 157 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 13.1% during the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 11,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,556,000 after purchasing an additional 1,300 shares during the period. Finally, Naples Global Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH by 3.6% during the fourth quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC now owns 25,347 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,035,000 after purchasing an additional 892 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.94% of the company’s stock.

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH stock opened at $130.77 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $35.22 billion, a PE ratio of 46.87, a P/E/G ratio of 3.67 and a beta of 0.21. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $142.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $128.50. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH has a 52 week low of $105.00 and a 52 week high of $158.36. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87.

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.54 by ($0.64). The company had revenue of $823.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $964.60 million. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH had a return on equity of 7.65% and a net margin of 21.35%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.73 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH will post 6 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 30th. Investors of record on Monday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $1.12 per share. This represents a $4.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.43%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 12th. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH’s dividend payout ratio is presently 67.37%.

DLR has been the subject of several recent research reports. UBS Group increased their price target on DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from $120.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 14th. KeyCorp increased their price target on DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from $135.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, April 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 price target on shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH in a report on Monday, March 9th. Argus increased their price target on DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from $130.00 to $148.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised their target price on DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH from $152.00 to $170.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 8th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $140.40.

In other DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH news, CEO A William Stein sold 25,000 shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.00, for a total value of $3,500,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 25,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,500,000. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Cindy Fiedelman sold 1,024 shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.49, for a total value of $150,005.76. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 1,024 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $150,005.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 110,984 shares of company stock valued at $15,304,582. 0.49% of the stock is currently owned by company 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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