This article contains links to products or services from one or more of our advertisers or partners. We may receive a commission when you click or make a purchase using our site. Learn more about how we make money.

How to buy Digital Realty Trust stock in Canada | $155.18

Own Digital Realty Trust shares in just a few minutes.

Posted

Fact checked

Digital Realty Trust, Inc is a reit—office business based in the US. Digital Realty Trust shares (DLR.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $155.18 – a decrease of 1.77% over the previous week. Digital Realty Trust employs 1,550 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Digital Realty Trust

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: DLR in this case.
  5. Research Digital Realty Trust shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Digital Realty Trust shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Digital Realty Trust's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Digital Realty Trust's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $155.18, which is 10.99% up on its pre-crash value of $138.13 and 47.79% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $105.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Digital Realty Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $876.15 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,260.06.

Digital Realty Trust share price

Use our graph to track the performance of DLR stocks over time.

Digital Realty Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close $155.18
52-week range $107.6301 - $165.49
50-day moving average $149.5586
200-day moving average $146.7589
Wall St. target price $163.59
PE ratio 56.3561
Dividend yield $4.48 (2.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.72

Compare online trading platforms

Name Product Available asset types Stock Fee Option Fee Account Fee ETF Transaction Cost
Wealthsimple Trade
Stocks, ETFs
$0
N/A
$0
Free
Buy and sell thousands of US and Canadian stocks and ETFs commission-free with Wealthsimple Trade.
Interactive Brokers
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Currencies, Futures, Precious Metals
Min. $1.00, Max. 0.5% of trade value
$1.50 min. per order
$0 (if monthly commissions are equal to or greater than US$10.00)
Min. $1.00, Max. 0.5% of trade value
Access market data 24 hours a day, six days a week and invest in global stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds from one single account.
Questrade
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual Funds, ETFs, GICs, International Equities, IPOs, Precious Metals
$4.95 - $9.95
$9.95 + $1 per contract
$0
Free
Opt for self-directed investing and save on fees or get a pre-built portfolio and take some of the guesswork out.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Name Product Minimum deposit to invest Funding methods Management fee Available asset types
CI Direct Investing (formerly WealthBar)
$1,000
Direct deposit, Bank transfer
0.35% - 0.60%
Mutual Funds, ETFs
CI Direct Investing offers access to an exclusive and personalized investment portfolio. Get up to $10,000 managed free for a year when you sign up for your first CI Direct Investing account and fund your account.
Moka
$0
Automatic bank withdrawals
$3/month
ETFs
The Moka app rounds up every purchase you make to the nearest dollar and invests the spare change into low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Justwealth
$5,000
Direct deposit, Bank transfer, Automatic bank withdrawals
0.50%
ETFs
Receive a cash bonus of $50.00-$225.00 when you open a new Justwealth account. RESP accounts require no minimum deposit to begin investing.
Wealthsimple Invest
$1
Direct deposit, Bank transfer
0.40% - 0.50%
Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Commodities
Get a $50 bonus when you open and fund your first Wealthsimple Invest account with a minimum initial deposit of at least $500. Trade and Cash accounts are not eligible.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Name Product Minimum Opening Deposit Commission Available Markets Platforms
Forex.com
US$100
Minimum US$25
Forex
Metals
Commodities
Indices
Shares
Forex.com Desktop, Forex.com Web Trading, Forex.com Mobile Trading, MetaTrader 4
CFDs are leveraged products which involves greater risk than using cash resources only. You could lose all or more of your initial investment. Trade 80+ currency pairs and 220+ CFDs in equities, commodities and indices on Forex.com.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Is it a good time to buy Digital Realty Trust stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Digital Realty Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $155.18

1 week (2020-11-27) 13.49%
1 month (2020-11-05) 5.20%
3 months (2020-09-04) 6.89%
6 months (2020-06-05) 9.84%
1 year (2019-12-05) 32.05%
2 years (2018-12-04) 36.60%
3 years (2017-12-05) 37.30%
5 years (2015-12-04) 112.78%

Is Digital Realty Trust under- or over-valued?

Valuing Digital Realty Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Digital Realty Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Digital Realty Trust's P/E ratio

Digital Realty Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 56x. In other words, Digital Realty Trust shares trade at around 56x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Digital Realty Trust's PEG ratio

Digital Realty Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0908. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Digital Realty Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Digital Realty Trust's EBITDA

Digital Realty Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Digital Realty Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Digital Realty Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.75%
Gross profit TTM USD$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.21%
Return on equity TTM 5.11%
Profit margin 21.16%
Book value $57.937
Market capitalisation USD$43.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Digital Realty Trust shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "DLR.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 6.9 million Digital Realty Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Digital Realty Trust's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% down from 6.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Digital Realty Trust shares can be evaluated.

Digital Realty Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Digital Realty Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Digital Realty Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Digital Realty Trust shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Digital Realty Trust's SIR currently stands at 4.12. In other words for every 100,000 Digital Realty Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4120 shares are currently held short.

However Digital Realty Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Digital Realty Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Digital Realty Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Digital Realty Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Digital Realty Trust shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0284% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Digital Realty Trust shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Digital Realty Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Digital Realty Trust stock.

Digital Realty Trust's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Digital Realty Trust.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Digital Realty Trust's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 13.65

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Digital Realty Trust's overall score of 13.65 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Digital Realty Trust is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Digital Realty Trust's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.91/100

Digital Realty Trust's environmental score of 4.91 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Digital Realty Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Digital Realty Trust's social score

Social score: 3.38/100

Digital Realty Trust's social score of 3.38 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Digital Realty Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Digital Realty Trust's governance score

Governance score: 3.87/100

Digital Realty Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Digital Realty Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Digital Realty Trust's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Digital Realty Trust scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Digital Realty Trust has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Digital Realty Trust, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 13.65
Total ESG percentile 6.36
Environmental score 4.91
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 3.38
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 3.87
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Digital Realty Trust share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 156.34% of net profits

Recently Digital Realty Trust has paid out, on average, around 156.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Digital Realty Trust shareholders could enjoy a 2.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Digital Realty Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $4.48 per share.

Digital Realty Trust's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Digital Realty Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Digital Realty Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Digital Realty Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $107.6301 up to $165.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Digital Realty Trust's is 0.2471. This would suggest that Digital Realty Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Digital Realty Trust overview

Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.

Frequently asked questions

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, CFDs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading CFDs and forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.

More guides on Finder

Go to site