Investing: Comeback for DuPont Fabros

DuPont Fabros (DFT) was one of Wall Street's best-performing stocks in the first quarter of 2009, soaring 232 percent. Here's our sector review for 1Q 2009.

Data center REIT DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) has been on a rollercoaster ride. The company's shares slid precipitously during last fall's market meltdown, which disrupted a financing-in-progress, forcing DFT to briefly suspend construction on all its projects. Things changed quickly, as DuPont Fabros was able to restructure its debt and sign a flurry of leases for its data centers in Chicago and Ashburn, Virginia.

That recovery made DuPont Fabros one of Wall Street's best-performing stocks in the first quarter of 2009, soaring 232 percent. Other strong performers in the data center sector included Rackspace Hosting (RAX) and content delivery networks Akamai (AKAM) and Limelight Networks (LLNW). Here's a look at our list:             

Data Center Stocks, 1st Quarter 2009

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