Trade-Ideas LLC identified Public Storage ( PSA) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Public Storage as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • PSA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $144.2 million.
  • PSA has traded 409.1789999999999736246536485850811004638671875 options contracts today.
  • PSA is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • PSA has a PE ratio of 38.
  • PSA is mentioned 1.77 times per day on StockTwits.
  • PSA has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • PSA is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • PSA is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • PSA is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • PSA is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on PSA:

Public Storage is an equity real estate investment trust. It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. PSA has a PE ratio of 38. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Public Storage a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Public Storage has been 674,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Public has a market cap of $39.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.38 and a short float of 2.1% with 4.15 days to cover. Shares are up 24.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Public Storage as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • PSA's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • PUBLIC STORAGE has improved earnings per share by 17.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, PUBLIC STORAGE increased its bottom line by earning $5.25 versus $4.89 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($6.02 versus $5.25).
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 15.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $293.46 million to $339.57 million.
  • The gross profit margin for PUBLIC STORAGE is rather high; currently it is at 57.37%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 53.46% significantly outperformed against the industry average.

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