Life Storage Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 115.54  3.88  3.47%   

Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Life Storage is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Life Storage buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding LSI positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Life Storage's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
The advice is provided from Life Storage's buy-and-hold perspective. Additionally, see Life Storage Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Life Storage and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Life Storage.

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For the selected time horizon Life Storage has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.17), Jensen Alpha of (0.06), Total Risk Alpha of 0.0252 and Treynor Ratio of (0.24)
Macroaxis provides trade recommendations on Life Storage to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Life Storage. Our advice engine determines the firm's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Life Storage is not overpriced, please verify all Life Storage fundamentals, including its total debt, market capitalization, and the relationship between the gross profit and short ratio . Given that Life Storage has a price to earning of 39.37 X, we recommend you to check Life Storage market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your last-minute risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Life Storage Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Life Storage generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Life Storage was previously known as LIFE STORAGE INC and was traded on New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SSS.
Life Storage has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
Over 96.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Purchase by Mark Barberio of 1000 shares of Life Storage

Life Storage current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Life Storage analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Life Storage analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price157.55
Target Median Price150.00
Target High Price204.00
Recommendation Mean1.80
Number Of Analyst Opinions11
Target Low Price138.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Life Storage Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Life Storage's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Life Storage's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Life Storage stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Life Storage price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Life Storage returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Life Storage stock.
Mean Return-0.28Value At Risk-4.33
Potential Upside2.86Standard Deviation2.33
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Life Storage historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Life Storage Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(86.67 M)24.88 M116.57 M(56.4 M)(85.08 M)(91.8 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion127.48 M102.53 M107.13 M122.92 M147.12 M127.87 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents(14.46 M)4.61 M7.49 M37.22 M117.66 M126.95 M
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(69.91 M)(80.32 M)(418.96 M)(519.32 M)(1.59 B)(1.63 B)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares7.44 M2.6 M126 K293.21 M1.02 B1.1 B
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities70.54 M(17.89 M)218.61 M226.44 M588.89 M635.39 M
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(183.71 M)(185.84 M)(186.57 M)(202.36 M)(241.2 M)(247.55 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(106.59 M)(201.99 M)31.17 M314.24 M1.36 B1.47 B
Net Cash Flow from Investing(156.51 M)(55.7 M)(302.52 M)(576 M)(1.68 B)(1.72 B)
Net Cash Flow from Operations248.63 M262.3 M278.84 M298.97 M433.9 M353.63 M
Share Based Compensation7.16 M6.04 M4.19 M4.56 M6.6 M6.38 M

Life Storage Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Life Storage or Real Estate sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Life Storage stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Life Storage stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.19
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.04

Life Storage Volatility Alert

Life Storage exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.76 and kurtosis of 1.09. However, we advise investors to further study Life Storage technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Life Storage's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Life Storage's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Life Storage Implied Volatility

Life Storage's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Life Storage stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Life Storage's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Life Storage stock will not fluctuate a lot when Life Storage's options are near their expiration.

Life Storage Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Life Storage's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Life Storage's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Life Storage and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Life Storage or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Life Storage's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Life Storage by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsLife StoragePeer Average
Return On Equity8.38 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset3.77 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin31.39 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin61.09 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation13.93 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding82.02 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.52 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions95.55 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted1.08 M4.71 M
Price to Earning39.37 X28.72 X
Price to Book2.88 X9.51 X
Price to Sales11.57 X11.42 X
Revenue794.26 M9.43 B
Gross Profit547.87 M27.38 B
EBITDA485.25 M3.9 B
Net Income249.32 M570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents171.86 M2.7 B
Cash per Share2.06 X5.01 X
Total Debt2.8 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.78 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.77 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share38.87 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations433.9 M971.22 M
Short Ratio2.30 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share2.85 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth5.70 X4.89 X
Number of Employees2.24 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization9.19 B19.03 B
Total Asset2.12 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings(257.15 M)9.33 B
Working Capital825.6 M1.48 B
Current Asset1.31 B9.34 B
   Purchase by Mark Barberio of 1000 shares of Life Storage [view details]

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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Accounts Payable103.94 M112.65 M131.78 M142.18 M
Receivables12.22 M15.46 M17.78 M19.19 M

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Is Life Storage's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Life Storage. If investors know Life Storage will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Life Storage listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
Market Capitalization
9.9 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
Return On Assets
Return On Equity
The market value of Life Storage is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Life Storage that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Life Storage's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Life Storage's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Life Storage's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Life Storage's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Life Storage's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Life Storage value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Life Storage's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.