How to buy Public Storage (PSA) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Public Storage shares.

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Public Storage (PSA) is a leading reit-industrial business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$343.5 after a previous close of US$342.3. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD342.45 to a high of USD348.53. The latest price was USD348 (25 minute delay). Public Storage is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Public Storage

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Public Storage. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PSA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Public Storage reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$342.3, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Public Storage, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Public Storage. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Public Storage stock price (NYSE:PSA)

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Public Storage shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Previous closeUS$342.3
Change US$5.7
Change % 1.6652%
Volume 615,834
Information last updated 2022-01-22.
52-week rangeUS$216.0409 - US$377.36
50-day moving average US$349.9462
200-day moving average US$314.5284
Target priceUS$380.71
PE ratio 42.2112
Dividend yield US$8 (2.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$8.371

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Is it a good time to buy Public Storage stock?

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Public Storage price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $348

1 week (2022-01-21) -1.51%
1 month (2021-12-28) -6.10%
3 months (2021-10-28) 4.94%
6 months (2021-07-28) 11.18%
1 year (2021-01-28) 52.96%
2 years (2020-01-28) 55.51%
3 years (2019-01-28) 67.15%
5 years (2017-01-27) 60.69%

Is Public Storage under- or over-valued?

Valuing Public Storage stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Public Storage's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Public Storage's P/E ratio

Public Storage's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Public Storage shares trade at around 42x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Public Storage's PEG ratio

Public Storage's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7742. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Public Storage's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Public Storage's EBITDA

Public Storage's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.4 billion (£1.8 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Public Storage's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Public Storage financials

Revenue TTM US$3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 51.16%
Gross profit TTM US$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.98%
Return on equity TTM 19.33%
Profit margin 50.63%
Book value 28.577
Market capitalisation US$62 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Public Storage's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Public Storage.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Public Storage's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.51

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Public Storage's overall score of 19.51 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Public Storage is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Public Storage's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.67/100

Public Storage's environmental score of 4.67 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Public Storage is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Public Storage's social score

Social score: 6.44/100

Public Storage's social score of 6.44 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Public Storage is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Public Storage's governance score

Governance score: 5.4/100

Public Storage's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Public Storage is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Public Storage's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Public Storage scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Public Storage has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Public Storage was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.51
Total ESG percentile 14.14
Environmental score 4.67
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 6.44
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 5.4
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Public Storage share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 64.94% of net profits

Recently Public Storage has paid out, on average, around 64.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Public Storage shareholders could enjoy a 2.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Public Storage's case, that would currently equate to about $8 per share.

Public Storage's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Public Storage's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Public Storage share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Public Storage's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$216.0409 up to US$377.36. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Public Storage's is 0.2438. This would suggest that Public Storage's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Public Storage overview

Public Storage, a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500, is a REIT that primarily acquires, develops, owns and operates self-storage facilities. At September 30, 2020, we had: (i) interests in 2,504 self-storage facilities located in 38 states with approximately 171 million net rentable square feet in the United States, (ii) an approximate 35% common equity interest in Shurgard Self Storage SA (Euronext Brussels:SHUR) which owned 239 self-storage facilities located in seven Western European nations with approximately 13 million net rentable square feet operated under the ?Shurgard? brand and (iii) an approximate 42% common equity interest in PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB) which owned and operated approximately 28 million rentable square feet of commercial space at September 30, 2020. Our headquarters are located in Glendale, California.

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