Public Storage [NYSE: PSA] jumped around 0.31 points on Monday, while shares priced at $206.68 at the close of the session, up 0.15%. Public Storage stock is now -2.95% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. PSA Stock saw the intraday high of $210.94 and lowest of $205.10 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 266.76, which means current price is +33.02% above from all time high which was touched on 02/18/20.
Compared to the average trading volume of 1.29M shares, PSA reached a trading volume of 1158307 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about Public Storage [PSA]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PSA shares is $193.80 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PSA stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Public Storage shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on April 28, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price to Equal-Weight. The new note on the price target was released on March 26, 2020, representing the official price target for Public Storage stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $254 to $267, while BofA/Merrill kept a Buy rating on PSA stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Public Storage is set at 6.18, with the Price to Sales ratio for PSA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.22. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.29, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for PSA in the course of the last twelve months was 81.10.
How has PSA stock performed recently?
Public Storage [PSA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.93. With this latest performance, PSA shares gained by 12.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -3.18% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -15.71% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PSA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.45, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 66.94, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.40 for Public Storage [PSA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 192.47, while it was recorded at 205.88 for the last single week of trading, and 216.80 for the last 200 days.
Public Storage [PSA]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Public Storage [PSA] shares currently have an operating margin of +49.86 and a Gross Margin at +53.99. Public Storage’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +53.24.
Return on Total Capital for PSA is now 13.18, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 14.10. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 16.67, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.60. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Public Storage [PSA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 20.99. Additionally, PSA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 17.35, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 16.74. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 38.03, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 17.33.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Public Storage [PSA] managed to generate an average of $256,888 per employee.
Earnings analysis for Public Storage [PSA]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Public Storage posted 1.76/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.83/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -3.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PSA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Public Storage go to 17.00%.
Insider trade positions for Public Storage [PSA]
There are presently around $29,115 million, or 82.10% of PSA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PSA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 20,409,728, which is approximately 0.194% of the company’s market cap and around 9.90% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 16,610,766 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.43 billion in PSA stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $2.18 billion in PSA stock with ownership of nearly 0.829% of the company’s market capitalization.
311 institutional holders increased their position in Public Storage [NYSE:PSA] by around 11,730,941 shares. Additionally, 392 investors decreased positions by around 9,760,149 shares, while 117 investors held positions by with 119,588,387 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 141,079,477 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PSA stock had 67 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,285,282 shares, while 93 institutional investors sold positions of 727,771 shares during the same period.