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Present Trend: Life Storage (NYSE: LSI)


Life Storage is part of the real estate sector and REITs industry. The company CEO is Joseph Saffire. Life Storage Inc is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust engaged in acquiring and managing self-storage properties.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The LSI stock showed a previous change of 0.42% with an open at 96.36 and a close of 96.89. It reached an intraday high of 97.00 and a low of 95.36.

Business Wire:  Life Storage, Inc. to Participate at REITWeek® 2019


The stock has a market cap of $4.5b with 46.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 45.9m shares. Trading volume reached 422,810 shares compared to its average volume of 443,378 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Life Storage shares returned 1.55% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.05%. Over three months, it changed -0.32%. In one year it has changed 6.67% and within that year its 52-week high was 102.91 and its 52-week low was 88.92. LSI stock is 8.96% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 94.41 and a 50 day moving average of 95.69. Currently LSI stock is trading 2.63% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

Business Wire:  Life Storage, Inc. to Participate at REITWeek® 2019


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.43 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.87. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.31. The TTM EPS is 6.12, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.83. Historically, the PE high was 49.70 and the PE low was 15.83. LSI stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/01/2019): 0.74
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/25/2019): 1.98
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/31/2018): 0.88
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/01/2018): 0.84
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/02/2018): 0.73

The dividend per share is currently 4.00, which is a dividend yield of 4.13%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 113.43, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 14.58%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 1,905,567, which was 4.09% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.65. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.41.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 10.66%, return on assets is 5.54%, profit margin is 41.46%, price-to-sales is 8.91 and price-to-book is 2.20.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 6  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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