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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 – Specialized 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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