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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Public Storage (NYSE:PSA)?

The company in question is, Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) currently with a stock price of 232.52 (-0.10% today). The market cap for Public Storage is 41021.62, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Industrial industry. The target price for Public Storage is 254. Currently Public Storage is trading with a P/E of 36.82, and a forward P/E of 30.16. Average volume for Public Storage is 866.72 and so far today it is 271661.

Performance in the last year for Public Storage has been 14.75%. For EPS growth, Public Storage has seen a growth of 15.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.55%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.20% over the last five years and could be 8.30% for the next five years. Public Storage has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 6.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -6.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -6.03%.

Since the IPO date for Public Storage on the 11/18/1980, Public Storage has seen performance year to date to be -4.70%. With Public Storage trading at 232.52, the dividend yield is 3.09%, and the EPS is 6.32.

So could Public Storage, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 36.82. The PEG is 4.44, P/S is 16.58 and the P/B is at 7.98. The P/cash is 157.71, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Public Storage 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 0.18, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Public Storage has a gross margin of 73.80%, an operating margin of 53.30% and a profit margin of 44.40%.Payout ratio for Public Storage is 108.60%. Return on assets come to 11.10% with return on investment coming to 22.70%.

Insider ownership for Public Storage, is at 9.70% and institutional ownership comes to 79.50%. Outstanding shares are at 176.24. While shares float is 148.55. The float short is currently 1.80%, and short ratio is 3.09.

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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