American Investment Services Inc. boosted its stake in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 15.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 4,924 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 649 shares during the period. American Investment Services Inc.’s holdings in Digital Realty Trust were worth $561,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Amica Retiree Medical Trust bought a new stake in Digital Realty Trust in the third quarter worth about $102,000. Grove Bank & Trust raised its position in Digital Realty Trust by 1,284.6% in the third quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $106,000 after acquiring an additional 835 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC raised its position in Digital Realty Trust by 4,984.2% in the third quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC now owns 966 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $114,000 after acquiring an additional 947 shares during the period. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC bought a new stake in Digital Realty Trust in the third quarter worth about $134,000. Finally, Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC bought a new stake in Digital Realty Trust in the third quarter worth about $154,000. 98.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Several brokerages have commented on DLR. Citigroup raised shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $105.12 to $120.00 in a research report on Wednesday. Barclays lowered their price objective on shares of Digital Realty Trust from $139.00 to $136.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. UBS Group raised shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $112.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Digital Realty Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $122.50.
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Digital Realty Trust Company Profile
Digital Realty Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of owning, acquiring, developing and operating data centers. The Company is focused on providing data center and colocation solutions for domestic and international tenants across a range of industry verticals ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.
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