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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Public Storage, PSA

Public Storage, PSA is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is REIT – Industrial in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Public Storage, PSA  has a market cap of 38657.8. Since its IPO date on the 11/18/1980, Public Storage, PSA performance year to date is -7.96%. Today Public Storage, PSA has gained -0.45%, with a current price of 222.94.

Ownership of the company is 9.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 79.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 108.60%. Return of assets are at 11.10%, with return on investment at 22.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Public Storage, PSA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.18. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 44.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 73.80%, and operating margin of 53.30%. Public Storage ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Public Storage, PSA has seen a EPS growth of 15.70%. A performance for the year of 10.05%. The 52-week high is -18.42%, and the 52-week low is 10.77%. The average volume for Public Storage, PSA is 638600.

With a target price of 241.33, can Public Storage, PSA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Public Storage, PSA. Public Storage has a P/E of 35.26 and a forward P/E of 29.89. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.25. Public Storage also has a P/S and a P/B of 15.62 and 7.65 respectively. For P/cash, Public Storage has a value of 148.63, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 222.94, Public Storage has a dividend yield of 3.23%. We see a return on equity of 21.60%.

Looking more long-term Public Storage, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.06% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 15.70% for this year and for the last five years a 9.20% growth has been seen.

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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