| Digital Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust. Co., through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P. (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership, is a global provider of data center solutions for customers across a variety of industry verticals ranging from cloud and information technology services, social networking and communications to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and consumer products. The Operating Partnership conducts its business of owning, acquiring, developing and operating data centers. Co.'s portfolio of data centers provides various environments for the exchange, processing and storage of data. We show 53 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of DLR's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of Digital Realty Trust shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like Digital Realty Trust versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
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