Candriam Luxembourg SCA Acquires 701 Shares of Public Storage

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Apg Asset Management Us Inc increased its stake in Public Storage (PSA) by 2.56% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The fund owned 613,500 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock at the end of the second quarter.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. CENTRAL TRUST Co increased its stake in shares of Public Storage by 41.3% in the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 237,680 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $53,122,000 after buying an additional 82,966 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in Life Storage by 1.7% in the first quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in shares of Public Storage by 3.3% in the first quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America now owns 576 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in Public Storage by 2.1% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 20,636 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $4,517,000 after buying an additional 232 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in shares of Life Storage by 1.9% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 142,032 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $10,525,000 after buying an additional 15,904 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.44% of the company's stock. Life Storage, Inc. has a 52 week low of $69.00 and a 52 week high of $95.05. (LSI) opened at 73.62 on Friday. The stock's 50-day moving average is $77.65 and its 200-day moving average is $76.42. The firm has a market capitalization of $34.91 billion, a PE ratio of 28.62 and a beta of 0.41. Robert W. Baird initiated Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) on Thursday, July 23 with "Neutral" rating. Life Storage had a net margin of 10.28% and a return on equity of 2.56%. The company had revenue of $276 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $239.89 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.40 earnings per share. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 24.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $2.01 with next year's EPS projected to be $7.88.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 26th. The dividend will be $2.000 per share for the quarter which comes to $8.00 on an annualized basis. The ex-dividend date will be Monday June 12th, 2017.

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Turning to some other technicals, Public Storage (PSA)'s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R presently is at -55.36. If you are viewing this news story on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this piece of content can be read at https://transcriptdaily.com/2017/08/11/life-storage-inc-lsi-stake-held-by-apg-asset-management-us-inc-updated-updated.html. "(NYSE:LSI)" was first reported by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $92.00 price objective (down previously from $100.00) on shares of Life Storage in a research report on Sunday, May 14th. BidaskClub upgraded Public Storage from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation dropped their target price on Public Storage from $222.00 to $218.00 and set a "neutral" rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Public Storage from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Friday, May 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Public Storage has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $221.64.

Life Storage, Inc, formerly Sovran Self Storage, Inc, is a self-administered and self-managed real estate company. The Company owns, operates, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops self-storage properties located throughout the United States.

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