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Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) VP Candace N. Krol sold 1,900 shares of Public Storage stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $175.05, for a total transaction of $332,595.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 37,008 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,478,250. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) traded up 1.08% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $175.72. The stock had a trading volume of 447,036 shares. Public Storage has a 1-year low of $147.14 and a 1-year high of $176.72. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $172.4 and its 200-day moving average is $169.6. The company has a market cap of $30.336 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.64.

Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $1.99 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.96 by $0.03. Analysts expect that Public Storage will post $7.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $1.40 per share. This represents a $5.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 11th.

PSA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Public Storage from $175.00 to $182.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 22nd. Separately, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Public Storage from $201.00 to $206.00 in a research note on Monday, July 21st. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at SunTrust raised their price target on shares of Public Storage from $165.00 to $178.00 in a research note on Friday, May 16th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Public Storage presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $173.27.

Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) is a real estate investment trust (REIT).

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