|Bid||0.00 x 2200|
|Ask||28.78 x 3100|
|Day's Range||27.43 - 27.59|
|52 Week Range||24.70 - 27.68|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.43|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.20|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.46 (5.33%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
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It's far from a regular occurrence in D.C.'s commercial real estate market, but a capital markets team from commercial real estate services firm Savills recently brokered the sale of a vacant downtown restaurant space from contract to closing in just two days as the final hours of the District's 2019 fiscal year ticked down. In the case of 405 Eighth St. NW, Savills Executive Managing Director Vernon Knarr and his teammates made one final push of buyer and seller to try to come together on the sale price, and on Sept. 30, the $3.8 million transaction was recorded with the D.C. Recorder of Deeds. "We had the buyer, who has been interested in this property for a while, and I guess it was — not the luck of the draw — but I went back to the buyer one last time to see if he would come down and I talked to the seller to see if he had any flexibility," Knarr said.
As we highlighted recently, the best place to find dividend stocks could the tech sector. Need an example? Just take a look at Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) recent wins on the shareholder rewards front. MSFT just announced that it plans on increasing its payout by 11% and is conducting a whopping $40 billion buyback program.When you add this huge increase to its payout, Microsoft quickly becomes one of the best dividend stocks ever. In fact, MSFT raises its quarterly dividend every year since it began paying one in 2004. And MSFT isn't alone when it comes to tech-sector dividend stocks.Like Mr. Softy, there are countless others that have become cash flow and profit machines. With service revenues driving the show, margins in the sector have never been higher. This has only filled tech stocks coffers to the brim. With so much cash now overflowing their balance sheets, they can't help but return it. In turn, the sector has become fertile ground for finding dividend stocks. And while initial yields may not be as high as utilities or consumer staples names, the sector can't be beaten when it comes to dividend growth. MSFT's big quarterly jump is a testament to that.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Next-Gen Growth Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains Which tech stocks are rewarding their shareholders just like Microsoft? Here are five dividend stocks to consider in the sector. Microchip Technology (MCHP)Dividend Yield: 1.62%You may not realize it, but your coffee pot and the most complex supercomputer do have something in common with each other. They both are able to operate courtesy of semiconductors. Given that the modern world runs on this important backbone, the semiconductor sector has long been a great place to comb for tech dividend stocks. And one of the best and earliest payers in the sector could be Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP).MCHP produces what are known as analog and microcontroller semiconductors. Truth be told, there's nothing too special about analog chips. But if it wasn't for these boring chips, modern society wouldn't function. But boring is beautiful when it comes to dividends and cash flows.As the world continues to modernize and lean on technology, demand for analog chips of all kinds have grown. That has benefited Microchip's bottom line in a big way. Year-over-year sales clocked in 9.1% higher last quarter and over the longer term, MCHP has seen profitability for 114 consecutive quarters. That's pretty much unheard of in the semiconductor sector which tends to have wild swings in profits and losses.That sort of consistency has made MCHP a dividend stalwart among tech stocks. Since its initial payout in 2002, Microchip has managed to grow its dividend by 1725%.More could be in store for investors as well. Thanks to some smart acquisitions, MCHP has started to pivot into more advanced semiconductors. Chips like automotive power units, battery and green technologies and networking semis all come with bigger margins. These could help boost its 1.62% yield much further. Garmin (GRMN)Dividend Yield: 2.72%A few years ago, Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) was knocking on heaven's door. Not really, but that was the perception. Thanks to the rise of smartphones, Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google Maps and other GPS applications, GRMN's perceived main bread-and-butter in automotive navigation was dying a quick death. However, the reality is that GRMN is much more than a GPS.The firm makes a host of marine and aviation GPS navigation equipment that is the standard for many end-users. This includes consumers and industrial applications. Meanwhile, its line of wearable devices has also become one of the standard brands for serious athletes and runners. The truth is, Garmin continues to succeed in these other markets -- with the proof in the pudding. With revenues jumping 7% overall and aviation, marine, fitness and outdoor sales growing by 12% last quarter, management at GRMN have been able to raise its annual guidance for fourth consecutive year in a row.The best part is that profits at Garmin continue to jump as these divisions come with higher profit margins. A recent pivot to include more services and reoccurring revenues hasn't hurt either. * 7 High-Yield Dividend Stocks Set for Growth This has allowed Garmin to generate plenty of free cash flows. After holding onto that extra cash for a bit in order to reinvest and overcome its auto woes, GRMN is back on the dividend growth front. It never actually cut its payout, it just held it steady for a bit. With a 2.72% yield and new product launches coming down the line, GRMN stock makes a compelling stock for dividend seekers. OpenText (OTEX)Dividend Yield: 1.70%Because it's excluded from many international indexes, most ignore our neighbors in the Great White North. But Canada has long been a great place to find technology firms and dividend stocks. Take OpenText (NASDAQ:OTEX), for example.The firm has been around for more than a decade and provides enterprise information management software and solutions. Basically, it's digging into a firm's data and coming up with insights into that information. Companies can use this in a variety of ways to make decisions, design new products, cut costs, etc.The win is that OTEX's platform is able to mine all varieties of data together -- from HR and CRM to security and supply chain metrics. And thanks to the birth of cloud computing, OTEX's services continue to be in hot demand.The firm counts more than 74,000 customers -- both big and small. And those customers continue to drive new revenues into OpenText's coffers. Overall sales jumped by 3.8% last quarter. The real star was cloud computing revenues, gaining 10.2%. OTEX itself has started to offer plenty of cloud solutions for its own products. Because of this and the popularity of its products, in just five years annual recurring revenues have doubled.What all of this has done is make OTEX stock a cash flow and dividend machine. Since in initiating a steady payout in 2015, OpenText has managed to grow its dividend by nearly 150%. This makes the Canadian firm a powerful dividend stock in the tech sector. Digital Realty Trust (DLR)Dividend Yield: 3.38%Since it's a real estate investment trust (REIT), having Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) on a list of tech dividend stocks may seem out of place. That is until you realize what kind of REIT DLR is. The firm owns and operates data center locations.It doesn't matter the technology trend -- cloud computing, mobile commerce, big data, etc. -- all require massive computing systems and storage. The problem is that it is awfully cost-prohibitive to buy all the necessary hardware and the specialized buildings this can require. This is where data center specialists like Digital Realty come in. DLR currently owns more than 210 of these locations across the world. Top tech firms like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Uber (NASDAQ:UBER) basically rent space inside its specialized buildings to store their computers and server equipment.It turns out this is a very profitable niche to be in. As tech has grown, so has DLR's cash flows. Since its founding in 2005, Digital Realty has had its core funds from operations (FFO) grow by 13% per year. And as a REIT, that rising FFO number directly translates into higher dividends. DLR has managed to grow its payout every year for the last four years straight. * 7 Stocks to Buy Under $10 More growth could be on the way. DLR continues to buyout smaller and larger rivals as well as construct new data centers. However, even this isn't enough satiate demand. That means there could many years of dividend increases still to go from this tech stock. Broadcom (AVGO)Dividend Yield: 3.84%Source: Sasima / Shutterstock.com Talk about a transition. Looking at Broadcom's (NASDAQ:AVGO) history of buyouts, spin-offs, and mergers is enough to make your head spin. This continues with its last two major deals: its acquisition of CA Technologies and its recent buyout proposal of security firm Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC).But the focus is the same and that's "connecting everything." Today, AVGO is a provider of both semiconductors and infrastructure software products. Its collection of products puts it right in the crosshairs of some big trends -- this includes data center networking, home connectivity, smartphones, factory automation, broadband access, you name it. AVGO is able to provide the hardware to connect devices, dig into that connection and manage data with its CA software. If the buyout goes through, it can also protect those connections with SYMC.It's really becoming an all-in-one shop for other tech firms looking to build their own networks and products.The key to all of this comes to down to licensing. While chips drive sales, both CA and SYMC have huge backlogs of steady reoccurring revenues. The integration of CA has helped Broadcom boost its bottom line as well as margins. SYMC should do the same.Because of this and overall strong profit growth, AVGO has continued to share the wealth with shareholders. Since offering an interim dividend in 2010, Broadcom has managed to grow its payout significantly. Today, the tech stock yields 3.84%, but with the addition of SYMC, that payout should grow further down the road.At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any stock mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cloud Stocks to Invest in the Future * 7 Next-Gen Growth Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains * 7 Cheap Stocks That Ought to Consider a Sale The post 5 Tech Dividend Stocks to Buy That Arenat Microsoft appeared first on InvestorPlace.
As cloud giants digest some of their past investments in hardware and chips, they're still investing heavily in growing their data center capacity. That's ultimately a positive for data center REITs and chip suppliers with cloud exposure.
One of the best ways to invest for longer-term growth is to identify massive, ground-shifting developments. Once you identify these, find companies which are set to become leaders in the new market.Technology is one of those sectors which tends to present many new developments. These companies mint billionaires from founders and make millions more for the savvy individual investors who get into them early. And one of the big new-new things in technology is Artificial Intelligence stocks, or AI.AI is a big blanket of technology and application. Even some of the most mundane bits of mechanicals can be called AI. Take most modern transmissions in cars. Transmissions used to be dumb. They shifted in pre-determined patterns if automatic -- or merely followed the shifts from manual inputs from drivers. But today's automatic units including from ZF (a public-private company in Germany) have learning capabilities which adapt, learning how the driver of the car operates.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThen there is the example that I use on a daily basis involves artificial intelligence (AI). I have a Bloomberg Terminal, which is a vital tool for pulling all sorts of data and information on any economy, market or security. But it also comes with over 2,700 journalists around the globe generating news and other stories each and every day.But interestingly, Bloomberg has adopted AI which combs basic company news releases as well as economic data releases and other basic news and lets its army of robotic writers do the work which increasingly provides a larger percentage of its posted stories.Nothing yet subjective in the robotic writing -- but you never know how this will develop. By the way, I am not a robot. * 7 CBD Stocks to Buy That Are Still Worth Your Investment Dollars But AI has a lot further to go. It can and will lead to autonomous cars and new medical and surgical treatments, as well as design of goods and a host of other applications. This also includes trading of stocks, bonds and other securities. But like for any newer, developing and evolving technology, AI has a lot than can go wrong for individual companies. So, I'll present some artificial intelligence stocks that are proven in their capabilities and will be there for the longer run. And to boot, they also pay dividends. Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Buy: Hercules Capital (HTGC)Hercules Capital Total Return Source BloombergHercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) is based in the U.S. tech mecca of Palo Alto, California, with offices around the nation. It focuses on working with technology companies and has a good track record of financing startups that become bold-faced names in the tech market. The company makes loans and provides other financing, and it also takes equity participation in its portfolio companies. It then works with them like bankers used to do by guiding them along to an exit strategy of being bought or through an IPO.It has numerous hardware and software companies that are part and parcel of the AI sector.Its net interest margin (NIM) which is measure of the cost of funding against interest earnings is ample at 8.9% and the efficiency ratio is good at 52.5% (the lower the ratio, the greater the profitability). Revenues are up 8.8% for the trailing year. That feeds a nice annual dividend stream, including regular special distributions, yielding around 10%.It is a proven performer -- including for the year to date, with a return so far of 18%, before you count in the dividends. Microsoft (MSFT)Microsoft Total Return, Source: BloombergMicrosoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a major provider of all sorts of software and services which are mission critical for AI. The company offers software and systems which are used to design and operate AI components and whole systems. And to make AI truly work -- particularly with remote devices, including autonomous cars -- you need cloud computing. And Microsoft is currently the second largest cloud company with its Azure services unit.The company continues to move to further its reformation as the poster child for successful tech companies. It's moving from one-off hardware or software sales to recurring revenues from subscriptions as well as contract sales.Revenues are climbing, gaining 14% in the trailing year. Operating margins are fat at 34%, and in turn, these drive a return on equity of a whopping 42.4%.The dividend is a bit less at 1.34% but the distributions continue to rise, with five-year annual gains at 10.44%.And the stock market continues to recognize its very real performance, with the Microsoft stocki price gaining 37% year to date. AT&T (T)AT&T Total Return, Source: BloombergYes, Ma Bell. AT&T (NYSE:T) is also vital for AI. Sure, chip makers might get a lot of the attention. But just like for Microsoft, it is the mainstream companies that provide the guts for AI to operate. And as Hercules provides the next up-and-comers' products, Ma Bell and its wireless services will make them all be able to get access to data to operate.The company is the leading wireless communications company and provides fixed-line data communications for data centers and cloud operations. It also has cable and satellite transmission and content units, including Warner Brothers. Warner Brothers, of course, provides AI engineers with visions of what could be from science fiction films and series.Revenues are a little tamer for now, gaining 6.4% in the trailing year. But operating margins are good at 15.3% which makes for a good return on equity for a big company at 9.5%.The dividend is running at a whopping 5.5% and the distributions keep rising year in and year out by an average of over 2% per year.And thanks to more in the market figuring out what's under the hood of the company including some activist investment funds - the shares have returned 39.08% year to date. Digital Realty Trust (DLR)Digital Realty Trust Total Return, Source: BloombergAs noted above in Microsoft, cloud computing is vital to AI. And to make the cloud work, you need massive data centers everywhere.This is where Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) comes in.This is a real estate investment trust (REIT) which owns data centers around the U.S. and in major markets around the world where AI is being developed and implemented. And data centers are hard to quickly replicate -- making the assets of the REIT all the more valuable.Revenues are up in the trailing year by 23.9%. And the return from its funds from operations (FFO), which measures the return just from the actual revenues from its properties, is a very high for a REIT rate of 16.40%.And like for REITs in general, the dividend is higher than the general stock market at 3.38%. It has been on the rise just over the past twelve months by 7.32% in distribution amounts.Digital Realty Trust is also a good performer for shareholders with a total return for just the year to date of 23.04%. That is right on track with the returns over the past 10 years at 330.91% for an average annual equivalent return of 15.72%. And one more word on that nice dividend. Thanks to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 and a particular line item, the dividend comes with a 20% deduction for individual investors from their income tax liability, making the yield even higher on a tax-equivalent basis.Those are my picks for artificial intelligence stocks with proven companies with less risk and attractive dividends. Perhaps you might like to see more of my market research and recommendations for further safer growth and bigger reliable income. For more, look at my Profitable Investing. Click here to learn more.Neil George was once an all-star bond trader, but now he works morning and night to steer readers away from traps -- and into safe, top-performing income investments. Neil's new income program is a cash-generating machine…one that can help you collect $208 every day the market's open. Neil does not have any holdings in the securities mentioned above. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 CBD Stocks to Buy That Are Still Worth Your Investment Dollars * 5 Stocks to Buy With Great Charts * 5 Goldman Sachs Stocks to Buy with Over 20% Upside Potential The post 4 Artificial Intelligence Stocks for Any Investor appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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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%.
It seems that the masses and most of the financial media hate hedge funds and what they do, but why is this hatred of hedge funds so prominent? At the end of the day, these asset management firms do not gamble the hard-earned money of the people who are on the edge of poverty. Truth […]
Digital Realty Trust Inc NYSE:DLRView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is moderate * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | NeutralShort interest is moderate for DLR with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding DLR totaled $4.68 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Digital Realty's board of directors authorized a cash dividend of $1.08 per share to common stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 14, 2019. The common stock cash dividend will be paid on June 28, 2019.
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.
Is Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) a first-rate investment now? Hedge funds are in a bearish mood. The number of bullish hedge fund bets went down by 11 recently. Our calculations also showed that DLR isn't among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds. DLR was in 23 hedge funds' portfolios at the end […]