Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) is Monday, December 10, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.10 per share. At a price of $141.56 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%. The average volume for Public has been 706,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Public has a market cap of $24.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Public Storage operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Public as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Public Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade.