Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers buys $14 Million stake in Public Storage (PSA)

Public Storage (PSA) : Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers scooped up 2,234 additional shares in Public Storage during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 53,645 shares of Public Storage which is valued at $14 Million.Public Storage makes up approximately 6.86% of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Capital Analysts reduced its stake in PSA by selling 691 shares or 17.71% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,210 shares of PSA which is valued at $840,667. Public Storage makes up approx 0.17% of Capital Analysts’s portfolio.Zacks Investment Management reduced its stake in PSA by selling 1,381 shares or 18.62% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,035 shares of PSA which is valued at $1.6 Million. Public Storage makes up approx 0.05% of Zacks Investment Management’s portfolio.Clarius Group boosted its stake in PSA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 368 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,403 shares of Public Storage which is valued at $367,432. Public Storage makes up approx 0.20% of Clarius Group’s portfolio.Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh reduced its stake in PSA by selling 45,758 shares or 51.2% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 43,614 shares of PSA which is valued at $11.5 Million. Public Storage makes up approx 0.59% of Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh’s portfolio.Ohio National Investments boosted its stake in PSA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 100 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,300 shares of Public Storage which is valued at $807,873. Public Storage makes up approx 0.15% of Ohio National Investments’s portfolio.

Public Storage closed down -1.05 points or -0.41% at $253.34 with 6,25,322 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $254.38, the shares hit an intraday low of $251.45 and an intraday high of $254.915 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Public Storage reported $2.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Apr 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.19. The company had revenue of $611.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $573.24 million. The company’s revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.94 EPS.

Investors should note that on Apr 26, 2016, Public Storage announced a cash dividend of $1.8000. The company’s management has announced Jun 13, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jun 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jun 30, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Public Storage. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 11, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 243 from a previous price target of $235 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on May 2, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 253 from a previous price target of $251 .Public Storage was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Sell” on Apr 25, 2016.

Public Storage (the Trust) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust’s principal business activities include Domestic Self-Storage European Self-Storage and Commercial. The Trust acquires develops owns and operates self-storage facilities which offer storage spaces for lease on a month-to-month basis for personal and business use. It has direct and indirect equity interests in self-storage facilities in the United States operating under the Public Storage brand name. The Trust has an around 49% equity interest in Shurgard Self Storage Europe Limited (Shurgard Europe) which owns approximately 192 self-storage facilities (10 million net rentable square feet of space) located in seven countries in Western Europe operated under the Shurgard brand name. The Trust has an around 42% equity interest in PS Business Parks Inc. (PSB) a publicly held REIT which owns and operates around 28.6 million net rentable square feet of commercial space.

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