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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Public Storage (NYSE:PSA)?

The company in question is, Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) currently with a stock price of 226.54 (-0.60% today). The market cap for Public Storage is 39631.81, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РIndustrial industry. The target price for Public Storage is 247.53. Currently Public Storage is trading with a P/E of 36.05, and a forward P/E of 29.46. Average volume for Public Storage is 874.68 and so far today it is 317284.

Performance in the last year for Public Storage has been 7.50%. For EPS growth, Public Storage has seen a growth of 15.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.93%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.20% over the last five years and could be 8.30% for the next five years. Public Storage has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -46.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -47.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.27%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -8.50%.

Since the IPO date for Public Storage on the 11/18/1980, Public Storage has seen performance year to date to be -6.69%. With Public Storage trading at 226.54, the dividend yield is 3.16%, and the EPS is 6.32.

So could Public Storage, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 36.05. The PEG is 4.34, P/S is 16.02 and the P/B is at 7.82. The P/cash is 152.37, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Public Storage ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.18, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Public Storage has a gross margin of 73.80%, an operating margin of 53.30% and a profit margin of 44.40%.Payout ratio for Public Storage is 108.60%. Return on assets come to 11.10% with return on investment coming to 22.70%.

Insider ownership for Public Storage, is at 9.70% and institutional ownership comes to 80.10%. Outstanding shares are at 173.9. While shares float is 148.29. The float short is currently 1.67%, and short ratio is 2.83.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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