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Is Public Storage(NYSE: PSA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/18/1980. Public Storage is in the REIT – Industrial industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Public Storage, is 845.34, and so far today it has a volume of 738100. Performance year to date since the 11/18/1980 is -10.59%.

To help you determine whether Public Storage is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.25 and forward P/E is 29.03. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Public Storage has a value for PEG of 4.13. P/S ratio is 15.3 and the P/B ratio is 7.43. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 145.57 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Public Storage is trading at, 216.56 (-2.95% today), Public Storage has a dividend yield of 3.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 108.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.32, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.06% after growing 15.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 6.00%, and 7.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 174.84, and the number of shares float is 148.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.50%, and institutional ownership is at 79.20%. The float short is 1.56%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.74. Management has seen a return on assets of 11.10%, and also a return on investment of 22.70%.

The ability for Public Storage, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.18 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Public Storage has a gross margin of 73.80%, with its operating margin at 53.30%, and Public Storage has a profit margin of 44.40%.

The 52 week high is -20.75%, with 5.02% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.31% and the 200 day simple moving average is -11.24%.

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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