Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: DLR)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by +$2.82, or +2.59%, to $111.61. Volume reached 55,322 shares, with price reaching a high of $107.41 and a low of $107.2. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Digital Realty Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering.


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Digital Realty Trust Inc. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Real Estate sector and is a part of the REIT – Office industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $107.41 and fluctuated between $108.26 as its day high and $106.15 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Digital Realty Trust Inc. is $30.82B. A total of 2.99 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.54M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, DLR has seen 3 BUY and 5 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 12,675 and the disposition of 8,820 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 13 BUYs and 25 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 27,905 shares during that period but sold 141,145.

In the most recent transaction, Stein A William bought 5,000 shares of DLR for 113.22 per share on Sep 15. After the transaction, the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER now owns 10,000 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 17, Corey Dyer sold 6,253 shares at 132.40 per share. DLR shares that EVP, CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER owns now total 11,689.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Corey Dyer disposed of 2,504 shares on Jun 24 at a per-share price of $137.27. This resulted in the EVP, CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER holding 11,689 shares of DLR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, RUBERG DAVID C sold 25,000 shares at $139.68 per share on May 27. Company shares held by the EVP, STRATEGIC ADVISOR now total 175,000.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Digital Realty Trust Inc. pays an annual dividend of $4.88, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.54%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.57. DLR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 09/14/2022 when it declared a $1.22 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/30/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/30/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 06/14/2022. The dividend was $1.22 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for DLR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $154.35 with high estimates of $190.00 and low estimates of $126.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, DLR has a high of $178.22 and a low of $108.75.

As of this writing, DLR has an earnings estimate of $1.7 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.77 per share and a lower estimate of $1.67. The company reported an EPS of $1.55 in the last quarter, which was -5.49% lower than expectations of $1.64.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 24 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for DLR is Sell with a score of 4.44. A total of 15 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 9 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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