How to buy Digital Realty Trust shares | $130.27

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc (DLR) is a leading reit-office business based in the US. It opened the day at $129.22 after a previous close of $129.66. During the day the price has varied from a low of $128 to a high of $130.88. The latest price was $130.27 (25 minute delay). Digital Realty Trust is listed on the NYSE and employs 1,550 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

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 2020-12-11.
Open$129.22
High$130.88
Low$128
Close$130.27
Previous close$129.66
Change $0.61
Change % 0.47%
Volume 1,724,614
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$102.4327 - $162.8052
50-day moving average $136.0582
200-day moving average $146.0221
Wall St. target price$165.35
PE ratio 63.2153
Dividend yield $4.48 (3.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.174
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Fineco
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£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
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Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
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£10.00
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Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
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Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
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Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Digital Realty Trust stock?

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Digital Realty Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $130.27

1 week (2021-01-15) -4.55%
1 month (2020-12-22) -5.97%
3 months (2020-10-22) -14.46%
6 months (2020-07-22) -10.08%
1 year (2020-01-22) 3.16%
2 years (2019-01-22) 23.95%
3 years (2018-01-22) 19.14%
5 years (2016-01-22) 74.25%

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 63x. In other words, Digital Realty Trust shares trade at around 63x 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 5.2669. 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 a whopping $1.8 billion (£1.3 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 $3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.04%
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.22%
Return on equity TTM 4.55%
Profit margin 17.88%
Book value $59.727
Market capitalisation $38.5 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 5.7 million Digital Realty Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Digital Realty Trust's "short interest". This figure is 8.7% down from 6.3 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 1.9 million). Digital Realty Trust's SIR currently stands at 2.95. In other words for every 100,000 Digital Realty Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2950 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 0.0233% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Digital Realty Trust shares, roughly 23 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 01/01/2019) 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. A high-profile company, 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: 2019-01-01.

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

72%

Dividend payout ratio: 71.91% of net profits

Recently Digital Realty Trust has paid out, on average, around 71.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.26% 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 3.26% 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 15 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 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 $102.4327 up to $162.8052. 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 0.0987. This would suggest that Digital Realty Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Digital Realty Trust overview

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITALR, the company's global data center platform, provides customers a trusted foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture PDxTM solution methodology for scaling digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. Digital Realty's global data center footprint gives customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with more than 284 facilities in 48 metros across 23 countries on six continents.

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