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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI)?

The company in question is, Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI) currently with a stock price of 87.4 (0.66% today). The market cap for Life Storage, Inc. is 3988.1, and is in the sector Technology, and Semiconductor РSpecialized industry. The target price for Life Storage, Inc. is 102.42. Currently Life Storage, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 25.05, and a forward P/E of 25.43. Average volume for Life Storage, Inc. is 542.48 and so far today it is 274352.

Performance in the last year for Life Storage, Inc. has been -5.60%. For EPS growth, Life Storage, Inc. has seen a growth of 18.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 32.21%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 23.90% over the last five years and could be 4.00% for the next five years. Life Storage, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 18.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 28.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.17%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -14.09%.

Since the IPO date for Life Storage, Inc. on the 6/21/1995, Life Storage, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -16.12%. With Life Storage, Inc. trading at 87.4, the dividend yield is 4.38%, and the EPS is 3.47.

So could Life Storage, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.05. The PEG is 6.26, P/S is 10.06 and the P/B is at 1.7. The P/cash is 4.42, with P/free cash flow at 335.13.

Life Storage, Inc. 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 0.56, and total debt/equity at 0.56.

In terms of margins, Life Storage, Inc. has a gross margin of 67.70%, an operating margin of 43.60% and a profit margin of 33.60%.Payout ratio for Life Storage, Inc. is 100.40%. Return on assets come to 5.30% with return on investment coming to 7.20%.

Insider ownership for Life Storage, Inc., is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 91.90%. Outstanding shares are at 45.93. While shares float is 45.59. The float short is currently 2.54%, and short ratio is 2.13.

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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