Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR): Today's Featured Financial Laggard

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Digital Realty ( DLR) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Digital Realty fell $0.75 (-1.4%) to $52.11 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,071,800 shares of Digital Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,688,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $51.64-$52.80 after having opened the day at $52.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.86. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Gaming and Leisure Properties ( GLPI), down 17.8%, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), down 16.1%, Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR ( HXM), down 14.8% and Direxion Daily China Bear 3X Shares ( YANG), down 11.5%.

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. Digital Realty has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Digital Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Digital Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Credit Suisse ( UGAZ), up 15.9%, Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares ( NUGT), up 11.7%, Direxion Daily China Bull 3X Shares ( YINN), up 11.3% and Alto Palermo ( APSA), up 10.9% , were all gainers within the financial sector with IntercontinentalExchange Group ( ICE) being today's featured financial sector leader.

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