Digital Realty Trust Inc. [NYSE: DLR] stock went on an upward path that rose over 4.18% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 7.96%. The company report on April 27, 2023 at 4:00 PM that Digital Realty Appoints Steve Smith as Managing Director, Head of Americas.
Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, has announced the appointment of Steve Smith as Managing Director, Head of Americas. Smith will lead Digital Realty’s activities in the Americas, enhancing its value proposition by offering the full spectrum of data center solutions on PlatformDIGITAL, the world’s largest meeting place for companies, technologies and data.
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Smith is joining Digital Realty following eight years at CoreSite, most recently in the role of Chief Revenue Officer, where he was responsible for the customer lifecycle, including sales and sales engineering, marketing, and new product innovation. Including previous roles at SAP and Avaya, he brings more than 25 years of management experience across enterprise software, network, and data center infrastructure.
Over the last 12 months, DLR stock dropped by -31.99%. The one-year Digital Realty Trust Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 13.24. The average equity rating for DLR stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $28.91 billion, with 289.40 million shares outstanding and 287.34 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.52M shares, DLR stock reached a trading volume of 3857288 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on Digital Realty Trust Inc. [DLR]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DLR shares is $117.28 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DLR stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for Digital Realty Trust Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 27, 2023. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse dropped their target price from $91 to $81. The new note on the price target was released on January 04, 2023, representing the official price target for Digital Realty Trust Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $128, while Exane BNP Paribas analysts kept a Neutral rating on DLR stock. On December 14, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for DLR shares from 120 to 115.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Digital Realty Trust Inc. is set at 3.21, with the Price to Sales ratio for DLR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.75, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.50.
DLR Stock Performance Analysis:
Digital Realty Trust Inc. [DLR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.96. With this latest performance, DLR shares gained by 11.30% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 0.20% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -31.99% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for DLR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.03, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 67.93, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.37 for Digital Realty Trust Inc. [DLR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 99.60, while it was recorded at 98.24 for the last single week of trading, and 108.12 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Digital Realty Trust Inc. Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Digital Realty Trust Inc. [DLR] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.10 and a Gross Margin at +23.37. Digital Realty Trust Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.05.
Return on Total Capital for DLR is now 1.86, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.11. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.12, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.97. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Digital Realty Trust Inc. [DLR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 102.76. Additionally, DLR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 50.68, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 43.55. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 106.52, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.35.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Digital Realty Trust Inc. [DLR] managed to generate an average of $110,693 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.36 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.12.
DLR Stock EPS
The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for DLR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Digital Realty Trust Inc. go to 1.60%.
Digital Realty Trust Inc. [DLR] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $28,150 million, or 98.40% of DLR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DLR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 46,139,762, which is approximately 1.566% of the company’s market cap and around 0.12% of the total institutional ownership; COHEN & STEERS, INC., holding 28,222,313 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.76 billion in DLR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.67 billion in DLR stock with ownership of nearly 4.583% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Digital Realty Trust Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Thursday and at the time of the Thursday reporting period, where 483 institutional holders increased their position in Digital Realty Trust Inc. [NYSE:DLR] by around 29,909,252 shares. Additionally, 458 investors decreased positions by around 17,157,651 shares, while 106 investors held positions by with 241,145,332 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 288,212,235 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DLR stock had 108 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,564,144 shares, while 101 institutional investors sold positions of 1,304,530 shares during the same period.