Can Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) Add Value To Your Portfolio?

As of Friday close, Digital Realty Trust Inc.’s (NYSE:DLR) stock was up $4.08, moving up 3.21 percent to $131.19. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,828,100 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$9.89 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,663,415, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,422,228.

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Since last month, DLR stock retreated -10.85%. Shares of the company fell to $125.11 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $178.22 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $125.11. Since the beginning of this year, DLR’s stock price has dropped by -25.83% or -$45.68, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -26.39% since its 52-week high.

Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) last reported insider trading activity 136 days ago on Dec 29. KENNEDY KEVIN, the Director of the company, disposed of 150 shares for $175.07 on Dec 29. It resulted in a $26,260 divestment by the insider. KENNEDY KEVIN sold 350 shares at an average price of $167.75 on Dec 15. The insider now owns 0 shares following the transaction. On Dec 02, Director LAPERCH WILLIAM G sold 2,000 shares at $166.38 apiece. The transaction was valued at $332,760.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) has a P/E ratio of about 27.21. The stock’s beta is 0.30. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 8.38, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.16.

The latest dividend of $1.22 per share was paid out, which is 5.17% more than last year’s $1.16. On Thursday March 3 2022, a $0.06 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.78, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.78. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 61.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 14.70%. Based on annual data, DLR earned $694.01 million in gross profit and brought in $4.43 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 2.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 4.00%.

In Digital Realty Trust Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $160.24 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. DLR’s revenue rose 3.28% to $1.11 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.13 billion. While analysts expected Digital Realty Trust Inc. to report $0.25 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.44 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 76.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $551.34 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $284.67 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Digital Realty Trust Inc.’s (DLR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 44.19%, the RSI 9-day stood at 34.92% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Digital Realty Trust Inc. price is down by -7.01% percent or -$9.89. At present, DLR shares trade -9.54% below its 20-day simple moving average and -23.35% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -4.41% below its SMA50 and -12.82% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 12.02% and Stochastic coefficient D was 7.80%, while ATR was 4.83. Given the Stochastic reading of 22.01% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 37.03%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -6.53, while the 14-day reading stands at -10.95.

Analyst Ratings

Wells Fargo reiterated its an Overweight rating on Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: DLR) in a note to investors. The analysts firm has however raised their price target to $155, representing a possible 27.12% increase in the stock price.


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