|Bid||114.24 x 3300|
|Ask||114.64 x 3200|
|Day's Range||111.52 - 114.22|
|52 Week Range||86.89 - 117.58|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.31|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||104.69|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.91 (3.48%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Shares of CyrusOne Inc. , a date center real estate investment trust, rose more than 8% Friday, after a Bloomberg report that the company is exploring a sale after drawing takeover interest. The news sent rivals higher with QTS Realty Trust Inc. up 3.3%, Digital Realty Trust up 2.7%, CoreSite Realty Corp. up 2.9% and Equinix Inc. up 1%. Wells Fargo analysts said the report is likely true and there is a reasonable probability the company will be taken private by a group of private infrastructure investors. Among the reasons that a take-private deal would make sense for CyrusOne is that investors have been paying premiums for hyperscale assets compared with where they would trade in public markets, the analysts wrote in a note to clients. They tend to take a longer-term investment horizon and are less focused on quarter-to-quarter volatility and could lever up the company to enable it more aggressively expand in Europe and other international markets, said the note. "On the other hand, CONE itself has noted that large hyperscale customers prefer to work with other public companies and that their access to public capital should open up dramatically once they get a second investment-grade rating," they said. CyrusOne is trading at abut 19 times Wells Fargo's next twelve month EBITDA estimate, which compares with Digital Realty's acquisition of REIT DuPont Fabros Technology , which came at a roughly 20 times multiple. "CyrusOne in many ways deserves a premium over DuPont Fabros given it has a strategic international platform, less customer concentration than DFT (which had a large pending rent roll-down with Facebook) and a more diversified business model," said the note. "On the other hand, this would be an acquisition of significant size for a private infrastructure consortium, which could merit a slight discount (for instance, ZAYO sold at a notable discount to many smaller-scale fiber assets)." CyrusOne shares have gained 32% in 2019, while the S&P 500 has gained 15%.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The San Francisco-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $375.7 million, or $1.73 per share, in the period.
Digital Realty Trust’s (NYSE: DLR ) stock is trading at 18 percent above the NAV, while real estate-oriented data center stocks typically trade between a value that is equal to their NAV to about 20 percent ...
The real estate investment trust, based in San Francisco, said it had funds from operations of $361.4 million, or $1.68 per share, in the period. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ...
The bankruptcy of major California utility PG&E Corp as a result of over $30 billion in costs from California wildfires sparked by the state's prolonged drought will likely prompt more companies to discuss how they will respond to the effects of climate change on their businesses. Nearly 50 companies mentioned climate change as a factor in their risk outlook or strategic decision-making on corporate earnings calls with analysts and investors over the last 12 months, more than double the number of companies discussing climate change 4 years ago, a Reuters analysis found. Among companies focusing on climate change were not only those in the utility or energy sectors that are significant emitters of carbon, but companies ranging from casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp to tool maker Stanley Black & Decker Inc that tend to cater to consumers and are feeling the effects of more extreme weather patterns.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) - a way for investors to gain access to assets such as apartments and office buildings while often collecting generous yields - had a disappointing 2018. With just a few days left to go in the year, the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) had lost 13.5% compared to a 12% decline for the broader market. This contrasts with 10-year average annual gains of just more than 12% for the VNQ. Will REITs bounce back in 2019? Well, the same fear that hampered these real-estate plays in 2018 - rising interest rates - still is on the board for the coming year. And higher rates on bonds sometimes hamper the performance of REITs. However, these companies are not created equal. The best REITs for 2019 could benefit from other powerful trends in 2019. For instance, cloud computing's growth should continue to fuel robust demand for data storage services. A massive infrastructure spending bill could improve the fortunes of related REIT plays. And mobile-data growth, as well as the rollout of lightning-fast 5G technology, offers potential growth for cell-tower REITs. Here are the 13 best REITs to buy and hold in 2019. Not only should they benefit from broad trends that could help them outperform their brethren, but REITs as a whole are trading at much more palatable valuations lately. Moreover, average dividend yields in the space currently exceed 4%; all the more reason for investors to stick with REITs if market rockiness continues in the coming year. SEE ALSO: 19 Best Stocks to Buy for 2019 (And 5 to Sell)
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Digital Realty Trust's (DLR) Q3 results highlight decent demand for data-center facilities. Also, the company reaffirmed its core FFO projections for the current year.
Digital Realty Trust (DLR) delivered FFO and revenue surprises of 0.62% and -0.54%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2018. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The real estate investment trust, based in San Francisco, said it had funds from operations of $349.9 million, or $1.63 per share, in the period.
In Q3, Digital Realty (DLR) is expected to gain from healthy industry fundamentals and strategic acquisitions. Yet, aggressive pricing pressure and hike in interest rates remain concerns.
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