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.
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.
|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|
|Dividend yield||$4.48 (3.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.174|
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|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%|
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 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 "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 (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.
|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%|
|Market capitalisation||$38.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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) 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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Total ESG score||13.65|
|Total ESG percentile||6.36|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
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").
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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