NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) is tomorrow, March 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 73 cents per share. At a price of $71.41 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.1%. The average volume for Digital has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Digital has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.5, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 54.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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