Public Storage

  • How Technology Helps This Sector Outperform the S&P 500

    By Bill Stoller - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA, SSS

    " … I would like to challenge someone on this call to write a very thoughtful piece on the Self Storage sector to paint us with the different brush." -- CubeSmart CEO Dean Jernigan Aug. 9, 2013

    Mr. Jernigan was trying to point out that self-storage REITs will perform well in a rising interest rate environment that is expected to result from the Federal Reserve "tapering" of quantitative easing.  In fact it appears more »

  • This Rental Company Is Ahead of the Game

    By Daniel James - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR, PSA

    Rental companies have been on a tear the last year or so, as a reviving US economy has led to increased demand, and with it, increased revenue. While not all rental companies have equally been able to capitalize on this trend, some have seen their stock prices soar recently. Amerco (NASDAQ: UHAL), a rental company providing trucks, trailers and self-storage units, appears to be performing better than the competition, with more »

  • How Does "Storage Wars" Beat "Million Dollar Listing"?

    By Bill Stoller - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMH, PSA, SBY

    American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) recently filed its IPO in the shadow of the lackluster stock performance of two smaller companies who paved the way in the single-family for rent REIT sector, Silver Bay Realty (NYSE: SBY), and American Residential Properties.   American Homes founder B. Wayne Hughes is respected for having successfully built Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) into the third largest REIT in the U.S., comprised of 2 more »

  • This Newly Public REIT Appears Attractive

    By Ryan Palmer - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AMH, PSA, SBY

    Recently, REITs have done well. During a three year period ended July 31, the Dow Jones Equity REIT Index delivered annualized returns of 30%. The index reached a peak in May and has since fallen 10%.

    I've never been a fan of buying indexes. True, they should be the preferred investment vehicle for many investors. But if you have the time and inclination to develop your stock-picking skills, it more »

  • Free Cash Flow Means High Returns

    By Casey Hoerth - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BGS, CLB, PSA

    In valuing a stock, many investors simply look at earnings per share or, at the most, net income, and think they're done. I think that's a mistake. Investors, especially dividend investors, should pay close attention to free cash flow, or FCF, too. Why? For one, free cash flow is harder to "tinker with" than net income.  

    But I think it's even more important than that. Often times more »

  • A Nontraditional REIT Capitalizing on One of the Fastest Growing Industries in the World

    By Ryan Guenette - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMT 131116P00072500, EXR, HCP, HCN, PSA

    The owner and operator of the largest independent portfolio of wireless communications and broadcast towers in North America, American Tower Corporation(NYSE: AMT), is only up 0.74% year to date, a far cry from the 15.35% return offered by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  

    As of September 2012, the company operated a tower portfolio of roughly 50,699 sites in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, India more »

  • A Great Place to Store Profits

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: PSB, PSA, SSS

    Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) is one of the leading self-storage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the U.S., paying investors a dividend yield of 3.3%. The company is poised to move higher thanks to housing tailwinds, where the demand for self-storage tends to be tied to household moving activity. Along with its storage operations, Public Storage also has a 41% ownership in PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB), a more »
  • Which Of These 3 Stocks Can Help You Store Up Gains?

    By Chad Henage - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA

    I believe that investors should keep their eyes open for opportunities wherever they might be. Having read Peter Lynch's books multiple times, I tend to keep my eyes open when driving around to try and find new public companies, or ideas for investments. This is sort of what I was thinking when I drove past a Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) facility recently. I've identified three major companies in more »

  • No Sign of Negative Returns in this Real Estate ETF

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: AMT 131116P00072500, HCP, IYR, PSA, SPG

    It is not too often when a real estate investment strategy under review has posted positive returns, for all measuring periods, since inception. This once-in-a-blue-moon program is the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate Index Fund (NYSEMKT: IYR), a well-diversified ETF that was created on June 12, 2000, that holds 95 different REITs and pays a nice dividend. One attractive feature of the ETF is that only approximately 8.4 more »

  • Right Time for Specialty REITs?

    By Howard Rothman - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: AMT 131116P00072500, CXW, EPR, PENN, PSA

    Today’s Real Estate Investment Trusts are not your father’s REITs. Designed for businesses that run income-producing properties like office buildings, shopping centers and apartment complexes, a growing array of newcomers includes owners of everything from private prisons and cellphone towers to casinos and self-storage facilities.

    Because the REIT designation dramatically reduces corporate taxes, conversion by non-traditional businesses like these has become a hot trend on Wall Street. Analysts more »

  • Mimicking This Money Manager May Be Your Way to Financial Prosperity

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, MHK, PSA, UAL, WY

    Back in the day when hedge funds, mutual funds, and other “big-shot” investors were considered a novelty by many “common” folk, Ken Heebner was considered the number one mutual fund manager in the country. It’s always important to key in on elite funds, as retail investors are using strategies to beat the market. While Heebner understands why his positions in stocks that count on a bullish economy—such as more »

  • Mimicking This Money Manager May Be Your Way to Financial Prosperity

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, MHK, PSA, UAL, WY

    Back in the day when hedge funds, mutual funds, and other “big-shot” investors were considered a novelty by many “common” folk, Ken Heebner was considered the number one mutual fund manager in the country. It’s always important to key in on elite funds, as retail investors are using strategies to beat the market. While Heebner understands why his positions in stocks that count on a bullish economy—such as more »

  • Five Stocks With Big-Time Dividend-Related Headlines

    By Brian Nichols - February 24, 2013 | Tickers: CXW, IPCC, PSA, TXN

    A high-yield investment provides investors with more safety and security versus those that do not. However, certain companies are more giving than others, and in this article I am looking at five companies that just issued large increases in their yield.



    Dividend Increase

    Forward Yield*

    Corrections Corp. America

    (NYSE: CXW)



    Texas Instruments




    Parkway Properties

    (NYSE: PKY)



    Infinity more »

  • Is This A Company Investors Should Store Their Money In?

    By Ryan Guenette - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: EQR, HCP, PSA, SPG, VTR

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2013 begins, I would like to focus on a REIT that is a trailblazer in the storage facility industry: Public Storage (NYSE: PSA).

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    The Business:

    Warren Buffett once said, “Never invest in a business you can more »

  • It Is Too Early to Abandon This Hot Sector

    By Justin Carley - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: AVB, EQR, PSA

    The MSCI U.S. REIT Index finished 2012 with an 18% gain- marking the fourth straight year of outperformance relative to the S&P 500 Index.  Did you also know that this industry has outperformed in 10 of the last 12 years?  The favorable appeal of investing in real assets with consistent dividends has fueled strong demand for REIT equities.  Will outperformance continue in 2013?  Or will the excessive valuations prove to be too great of a headwind?  This article will highlight some bullish as well as bearish scenarios that investors in REITs should consider as the year unfolds.

  • Trading Down In The Housing Market

    By Reuben Brewer - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA, SSS

    A housing turnaround appears to be in the works, with big financial institutions moving into the market. This should help the self storage industry. However, this isn't the only fact that will lend support to that industry over the long term.

  • Will the Massive Drop in Small Business Confidence Lead to a Bear Market?

    By Justin Carley - November 30, 2012 | Tickers: COST, HD, PSA, SHW, WAG

    The recent Well Fargo/Gallop Small Business Index cratered in its recent release.  It isn’t so much the direction that should alert investors, but rather the vigor of its descent.  The 26 point drop is the largest since the fourth quarter of 2008 when the stock market stepped off the proverbial cliff.  A small business is defined as an independent business having fewer than 500 employees.  This covers 99 more »

  • If You Like Watching "Storage Wars," You will Love Owning these Dividend Stocks

    By Jonathan Yates - September 15, 2012 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA, SSS

    Legendary investor Peter Lynch advised individuals to buy shares of the companies whose products were selling at the local mall.  He felt that individual investors had an edge on Wall Street analysts in that they could actually see, feel and touch what consumers were buying rather than just gauge the attractiveness of a company from its financial statements.  While Lynch, who guided the Fidelity Magellan mutual fund to annualized returns more »

  • Consider Storing This Company in Your Portfolio

    By Michael Carter - August 28, 2012 | Tickers: NLY, PSA

    You’ve been given the task of creating your own dream stock.  You want your ideal stock to have the following characteristics:


    Greater than 3% Annually

    Market Cap

    Greater than $10 billion

    Total Annual Returns of Last 10 Years

    Greater than 50% Annually


    You also want this stock’s share price to still be in growth mode and rising long-term, its annual net income to common shares to be more »

  • Buy High Yield REITs to Profit from "The Rental Generation"

    By Jonathan Yates - August 26, 2012 | Tickers: AIV, EXR, MAA, PSA, UDR

    It used the be that "The American Dream" was home ownership. 

    After the crash in the real estate market during The Great Recession, however, emerging from the brick and mortar rubble has been the "The Rental Generation," according to a recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek.  Real estate investment trusts ("REIT") positioned to profit from this development will reward investors with both a high dividend income and strong total return.

    REITs more »

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