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How to buy Life Storage stock | $129.98

Learn how to easily invest in Life Storage stock.

Life Storage Inc is a reit-industrial business based in the US. Life Storage shares (LSI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Life Storage employs 2,078 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Life Storage

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LSI – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Life Storage stock price (NYSE: LSI)

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Life Storage shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-24.
Latest market close$129.98
52-week range$69.23 - $128.92
50-day moving average $121.55
200-day moving average $110.62
Wall St. target price$135.70
PE ratio 51.897
Dividend yield $2.933 (2.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.47

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Is it a good time to buy Life Storage stock?

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Life Storage price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $129.98 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-19) 4.09%
1 month (2021-09-24) 10.66%
3 months (2021-07-26) 12.71%
6 months (2021-04-26) 38.06%
1 year (2020-10-26) 11.47%
2 years (2019-10-25) 24.59%
3 years (2018-10-26) 40.52%
5 years (2016-10-26) 55.42%

Is Life Storage under- or over-valued?

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

Life Storage's P/E ratio

Life 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 52x. In other words, Life Storage shares trade at around 52x 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.

Life Storage's PEG ratio

Life Storage's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.34. 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 Life 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.

Life Storage's EBITDA

Life Storage's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $405.8 million.

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

Life Storage financials

Revenue TTM $687.4 million
Operating margin TTM 40.64%
Gross profit TTM $413 million
Return on assets TTM 3.67%
Return on equity TTM 7.55%
Profit margin 26.71%
Book value $34.58
Market capitalisation $10.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Life Storage shares

There are currently 1.1 million Life Storage shares held short by investors – that's known as Life Storage's "short interest". This figure is 6.4% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Life Storage shares can be evaluated.

Life Storage's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Life Storage's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Life Storage shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Life Storage shares traded daily (recently around 574245.40540541). Life Storage's SIR currently stands at 1.85. In other words for every 100,000 Life Storage shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1850 shares are currently held short.

However Life Storage's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Life Storage shares, or, against the total number of tradable Life Storage shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Life Storage's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Life Storage shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.017% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Life Storage shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Life Storage.

Find out more about how you can short Life Storage stock.

Life Storage share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 63.24% of net profits

Recently Life Storage has paid out, on average, around 63.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Life Storage shareholders could enjoy a 2.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Life Storage's case, that would currently equate to about $2.933 per share.

Life 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.

Life Storage's most recent dividend payout was on 25 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Life Storage's shares ever split?

Life Storage's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 27 January 2021. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Life Storage shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Life Storage shares which in turn could have impacted Life Storage's share price.

Life Storage share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Life Storage's shares have ranged in value from as little as $69.2342 up to $128.9204. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Life Storage's is 0.355. This would suggest that Life Storage's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Life Storage overview

Life Storage, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed equity REIT that is in the business of acquiring and managing self-storage facilities. Located in Buffalo, New York, the Company operates more than 900 storage facilities in 30 states and in the province of Ontario, Canada. The Company serves both residential and commercial storage customers with storage units rented by month. Life Storage consistently provides responsive service to approximately 500,000 customers, making it a leader in the industry. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Life Storage is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.774% of Life Storage shares are held by insiders and 94.557% by institutions.
How many people work for Life Storage?
Latest data suggests 2,078 work at Life Storage.
When does the fiscal year end for Life Storage?
Life Storage's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Life Storage based?
Life Storage's address is: 6467 Main Street, Williamsville, NY, United States, 14221
What is Life Storage's ISIN number?
Life Storage's international securities identification number is: US53223X1072
What is Life Storage's CUSIP number?
Life Storage's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 53223X107

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