Why Digital Realty Trust is a leading Socially Responsible Dividend (DLR) stock


Digital Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: DLR) has been named one of the best socially responsible dividend stocks by Dividend Channel, meaning a stock with above average results. ”Dividend rank” statistics, including a high yield of 3.5%, as well as being recognized by leading asset managers as being a socially responsible investment, thanks to the analysis of social and environmental criteria. Environmental criteria include considerations such as the environmental impact of the company’s products and services, as well as the company’s efficiency in terms of energy and resource use. Social criteria include things like human rights, child labor, business diversity, and the business’s impact on society – for example, business activities related to weapons, gambling , tobacco and alcohol would be considered.

According to ETF Channel’s ETF Finder, Digital Realty Trust Inc is a member of the iShares USA ESG Select (SUSA) ETF, representing 0.19% of the fund’s underlying holdings, which holds $7,077,077 in DLR shares.

The annualized dividend paid by Digital Realty Trust Inc is $4.64/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent ex-dividend date was 12/14/2021. Below is a historical long-term dividend chart for DLR, which the DividendRank report highlighted as critically important. Indeed, studying a company’s past dividend history can be a great help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.

DLR operates in the REIT sector, among companies like Prologis Inc (PLD) and American Tower Corp (AMT).

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