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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 224.37 (-1.07% today). The market cap for Public Storage is 38789.08, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Industrial industry. The target price for Public Storage is 242.33. Currently Public Storage is trading with a P/E of 35.49, and a forward P/E of 29.68. Average volume for Public Storage is 883.26 and so far today it is 1205900.

Performance in the last year for Public Storage has been 15.01%. For EPS growth, Public Storage has seen a growth of 15.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.41%. 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 7.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 6.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -6.63%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -9.34%.

Since the IPO date for Public Storage on the 11/18/1980, Public Storage has seen performance year to date to be -8.13%. With Public Storage trading at 224.37, the dividend yield is 3.21%, and the EPS is 6.32.

So could Public Storage, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 35.49. The PEG is 4.28, P/S is 15.68 and the P/B is at 7.7. The P/cash is 149.13, 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 9.50% and institutional ownership comes to 79.20%. Outstanding shares are at 172.88. While shares float is 148.29. The float short is currently 1.43%, and short ratio is 2.41.

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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