Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, storage space provider Public Storage
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Public Storage's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Public Storage facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Glendale, Calif. (1971)|
|Market Cap||$23.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Ronald Havner Jr.
CFO John Reyes
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||8.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$160.7 million / $418.9 million|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 36% of the 273 members who have rated Public Storage believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Tremendously overvalued by almost any basic valuation technique. Graham number sits at only $66 using 2012's EPS estimates. Forward P/E above 20 and 5 year PEG is 3.5
I understand that it is a relatively safe and predictable company but it has bounced up way too high, even with its dividend.
[Public Storage] might be a well run company but it will not outperform the S&P 500 at these prices.
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