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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 866.42, and so far today it has a volume of 217646. Performance year to date since the 11/18/1980 is -7.16%.

To help you determine whether Public Storage is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 35.87 and forward P/E is 29.31. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Public Storage has a value for PEG of 4.32. P/S ratio is 15.94 and the P/B ratio is 7.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 151.6 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Public Storage is trading at, 223.76 (-1.31% today), Public Storage has a dividend yield of 3.18%, 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 13.93% after growing 15.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -47.00%, and -46.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 173.9, and the number of shares float is 148.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 9.70%, and institutional ownership is at 80.10%. The float short is 1.67%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.85. 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 -18.79%, with 16.42% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -8.23% and the 200 day simple moving average is -9.61%.

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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