Analysts See Gains for Equinix in REIT Conversion

Analysts say that switching to a real estate investment trust could yield big tax savings for Equinix (EQIX), perhaps as much as $312 million in the first two years as a REIT. Converting to a REIT is likely to prompt a morew favorable valuation from investors, according to Bloomberg news. Read More

Equinix, DFT Pace Second Quarter Winners


Data center developer DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) and colocation provider Equinix (EQIX) had the strongest performances among public companies in the data center industry in the second quarter of 2012, notching double-digit gains amid a mixed showing for the sector. Read More

Blockbuster Quarter for Data Center Stocks


It was a spectacular quarter for data center stocks, as investor interest in the growth of cloud computing spurred big gains for providers exhibiting leadership in cloud technologies. Equinix (EQIX) led the way, with shares gaining 55 percent in just three months. Read More

Stocks: Rackspace is Top Performer for 2011

Rackspace Hosting has been pursuing a “best of both worlds” strategy, continuing to generate profits from its successful managed hosting operations while it rapidly builds a footprint in cloud computing. That approach has paid off for stockholders, as Rackspace shares rose 36.9 percent during 2011, making it the best-performing data center stock for the year. Read More

Tough Quarter for Data Center Stocks


Shares of data center companies tend to be more volatile than the broader market. That held true in the third quarter of 2011, which was a tough time for Wall Street and a tougher time for the data center sector. Digital Realty (DLR) was the best performer, while it was a brutal quarter for Limelight Networks (LLNW) and Akamai (AKAM). Read More

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