New Mexico Educational Retirement Board Lowers stake in Public Storage (PSA)

Public Storage (PSA) : New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reduced its stake in Public Storage by 23.12% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 38,236 shares of Public Storage which is valued at $10 Million after selling 11,500 shares in Public Storage , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016.Public Storage makes up approximately 0.48% of New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Eaton Vance Management boosted its stake in PSA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 65,925 additional shares and now holds a total of 195,885 shares of Public Storage which is valued at $51.3 Million. Public Storage makes up approx 0.16% of Eaton Vance Management’s portfolio.Provise Management Group boosted its stake in PSA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 733 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,414 shares of Public Storage which is valued at $894,092. Public Storage makes up approx 0.18% of Provise Management Group’s portfolio.Parkside Financial Bank Trust boosted its stake in PSA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 19 additional shares and now holds a total of 46 shares of Public Storage which is valued at $12,112. Public Storage makes up approx 0.01% of Parkside Financial Bank Trust’s portfolio.Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado boosted its stake in PSA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 14,734 additional shares and now holds a total of 256,061 shares of Public Storage which is valued at $62.7 Million. Public Storage makes up approx 0.51% of Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado’s portfolio.Aperio Group boosted its stake in PSA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,649 additional shares and now holds a total of 96,051 shares of Public Storage which is valued at $23.5 Million. Public Storage makes up approx 0.20% of Aperio Group’s portfolio.

Public Storage opened for trading at $251.33 and hit $253.35 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $252.38, with a gain of 1.03% or 2.58 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 7,84,853 shares. Company has a market cap of $43,758 M.

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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