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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 873.33, and so far today it has a volume of 145829. Performance year to date since the 11/18/1980 is 3.24%.

To help you determine whether Public Storage is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 40.47 and forward P/E is 32.5. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Public Storage has a value for PEG of 2.38. P/S ratio is 18.15 and the P/B ratio is 8.61. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 144.4 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Public Storage is trading at, 251.25 (-0.35% today), Public Storage has a dividend yield of 2.86%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 108.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.23, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.41% after growing 15.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 13.20%, and 7.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 175.07, and the number of shares float is 148.27. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.70%, and institutional ownership is at 80.20%. The float short is 1.88%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.18. 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 0.14 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Public Storage has a gross margin of 73.80%, with its operating margin at 52.80%, and Public Storage has a profit margin of 44.50%.

The 52 week high is -8.81%, with 30.72% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.18% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.24%.

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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