DuPont Fabros falls on Yahoo disclosure; peers also off

|By:, SA News Editor

DuPont Fabros (DFT -5.5%) discloses Yahoo (YHOO -2.4%) plans to sub-lease premises it directly leases at two DuPont data center facilities in Ashburn, VA. DuPont says the leases "represent 11% of the Company's operating property portfolio."

Other data center owners have also sold off: DLR -3.7%. COR -2.3%. CONE -1.7%.

Yahoo directly owns four data centers - they're in New York, Washington state, Nebraska, and Singapore. The company announced last October it's investing $170M to expand its New York facility.

While Internet giants and cloud service providers remain among the top clients of independent data center owners, they've also been making huge investments in custom, energy-efficient data centers of their own.

This was corrected on 03/07/2014 at 04:12 PM. DuPont Fabros disclosed Yahoo will be sub-leasing premises, not Digital Realty.