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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 226.54 (-0.60% today). The market cap for Public Storage is 39631.81, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Industrial industry. The target price for Public Storage is 247.53. Currently Public Storage is trading with a P/E of 36.05, and a forward P/E of 29.46. Average volume for Public Storage is 874.68 and so far today it is 317284.

Performance in the last year for Public Storage has been 7.50%. For EPS growth, Public Storage has seen a growth of 15.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.93%. 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 -46.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -47.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.27%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -8.50%.

Since the IPO date for Public Storage on the 11/18/1980, Public Storage has seen performance year to date to be -6.69%. With Public Storage trading at 226.54, the dividend yield is 3.16%, and the EPS is 6.32.

So could Public Storage, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 36.05. The PEG is 4.34, P/S is 16.02 and the P/B is at 7.82. The P/cash is 152.37, 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 80.10%. Outstanding shares are at 173.9. While shares float is 148.29. The float short is currently 1.67%, and short ratio is 2.83.

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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