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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 254.71 (1.21% today). The market cap for Public Storage is 44056.36, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Industrial industry. The target price for Public Storage is 253.47. Currently Public Storage is trading with a P/E of 40.39, and a forward P/E of 32.44. Average volume for Public Storage is 860.12 and so far today it is 147787.

Performance in the last year for Public Storage has been 27.75%. For EPS growth, Public Storage has seen a growth of 15.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.41%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.20% over the last five years and could be 17.00% for the next five years. Public Storage has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 13.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.37%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.49%.

Since the IPO date for Public Storage on the 11/18/1980, Public Storage has seen performance year to date to be 3.04%. With Public Storage trading at 254.71, the dividend yield is 2.86%, and the EPS is 6.23.

So could Public Storage, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 40.39. The PEG is 2.38, P/S is 18.11 and the P/B is at 8.59. The P/cash is 144.12, 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 0.14, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Public Storage has a gross margin of 73.80%, an operating margin of 52.80% and a profit margin of 44.50%.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 80.20%. Outstanding shares are at 175.07. While shares float is 148.27. The float short is currently 1.88%, and short ratio is 3.23.

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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