Sovran Self Storage, Inc.

  • 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 Stock’s Dividend Could Double on Successful REIT Conversion

    By Mark Lin - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: CTAS, IRM, SSS

    Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) is North America’s largest provider of document storage, data protection and secure shredding services. Its stock price fell by about 28% since it issued a 8-K this month on the receipt of a “tentatively adverse” ruling from the IRS.

    Why customers stay with the company

    Iron Mountain has low customer churn at less than 2% per year, with the average life of a box in 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 »
  • Ken Heebner’s Capital Growth Management’s Small-Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: EXR, FL, HLF, RLJ, SSS

    The most popular small cap stocks, which we define as having market capitalizations of between $1 billion and $5 billion, among hedge funds generate an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year, according to our research on 13F filings. Learn more about our research on small cap picks. We think that this is because these stocks are less widely owned by mutual funds and less frequently covered by more »

  • Ken Heebner’s Dividend Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 29, 2013 | Tickers: CPT, ESS, F, HLF, SSS

    We track 13F filings from hedge funds and other notable investors; the most recent round of filings disclosed many long equity positions as of the end of December. Even though the information is a bit old, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500, and we think that other strategies are possible as well.

    13Fs can also be mined for more »

  • Three Small-Cap Dividend Achievers

    By Karin Hernandez - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: OMI, SSS, SKT

    I've been feeling lately, after writing about dividend stocks for almost a year, that there is nothing new for me to discover. That I have already covered every dividend stock of interest, and there are no more good ones.

    Which is a discouraging thing, because I have not yet completed my 10-stock perfect dividend portfolio. I have only chosen eight companies, and I need to select two more.

    But more »

  • 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.

  • 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 »

  • Unexciting Firms Storing Up Value

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - January 11, 2012 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA, SSS

    Sometimes investors can find value in the most uncommon place. Storage REITs, as boring as they might sound, have been producing outstanding returns over the last two years. Warehouses that let customers store their belongings are becoming rather popular; given that there is limited competition in this space, public storage units have been on a tear as of late as firm-beneficial pricing strategies are being implemented. Extra Space Storage (NYSE: EXRmore »)