NYSE:LSI - Life Storage Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $96.96 -0.05 (-0.05 %) (As of 11/13/2018 11:43 AM ET)Previous Close$97.01Today's Range$96.15 - $97.3352-Week Range$76.42 - $102.91Volume1,564 shsAverage Volume305,473 shsMarket Capitalization$4.48 billionP/E Ratio18.26Dividend Yield4.16%Beta0.33 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 700 storage facilities in 28 states. The Company serves both residential and commercial storage customers with storage units rented by month. Life Storage consistently provides responsive service to its 400,000 plus customers, making it a leader in the industry. Receive LSI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LSI and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Real estate investment trusts Sub-IndustrySpecialized REITs SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:LSI Previous Symbol CUSIP84610H10 Webwww.lifestorage.com Phone716-633-1850 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.87 Current Ratio0.28 Quick Ratio0.28 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.26 Forward P/E Ratio17.69 P/E Growth3.89 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$529.75 million Price / Sales8.53 Cash Flow$4.9419 per share Price / Cash19.62 Book Value$43.58 per share Price / Book2.22 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.31 Net Income$96.36 million Net Margins24.81% Return on Equity6.68% Return on Assets3.49% Miscellaneous Employees1,792 Outstanding Shares46,600,000Market Cap$4.48 billion OptionableOptionable Life Storage (NYSE:LSI) Frequently Asked Questions What is Life Storage's stock symbol? Life Storage trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LSI." How often does Life Storage pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Life Storage? Life Storage announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be given a dividend of $1.00 per share on Friday, October 26th. This represents a $4.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.16%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 15th. View Life Storage's Dividend History. How will Life Storage's stock buyback program work? Life Storage announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, which allows the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 5.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Life Storage's earnings last quarter? Life Storage Inc (NYSE:LSI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.88. The real estate investment trust earned $141.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $141.10 million. Life Storage had a return on equity of 6.68% and a net margin of 24.81%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.76 earnings per share. View Life Storage's Earnings History. When is Life Storage's next earnings date? Life Storage is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Life Storage. What guidance has Life Storage issued on next quarter's earnings? Life Storage updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.35-$1.39 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.37. Life Storage also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $5.46-5.52 EPS. What price target have analysts set for LSI? 11 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Life Storage's shares. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Life Storage's stock price to reach $89.5455 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.9%. View Analyst Price Targets for Life Storage. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Life Storage? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Life Storage in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 8 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Life Storage. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Life Storage stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Life Storage stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Life Storage, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust which acquires and manages self-storage properties. The company's brand name consists of Life Storage(R) and Uncle Bob's Self Storage(R). Life Storage, Inc., formerly known as Sovran Self Storage, Inc., is headquartered in Buffalo, New York. " (8/23/2018) 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "$0.03/sh. Beat. 4Q Core FFO/sh. of $1.34 beat our/FactSet consensus by $0.03. The variance to our estimates include lower NOI offset by lower G&A. There was sequential improvement of 40bps to 1.3% in 4Q SS revenue growth (vs. our estimate of 1.4%), with rents down by 0.3% and occupancy up 60bps. Expenses were up 3.2% (-90bps seq.), with real estate taxes up 8.0%. As a result, SSNOI was up 0.4%, which is an improvement from the decline of 0.5% in 3Q. On a relative basis, LSI’s 4Q same-store revenue growth of 1.3% is 270bps lower than that of CUBE (OW), 360bps lower than that of EXR (N), and 80bps lower than that of PSA (N). Of the top 10 markets, San Antonio had the highest decline in seq. SS revenue growth (-110bps to -1.5%). Markets showing improvement include Houston (+300bps to 0.1%), which likely benefited from hurricanes; Tampa (+70bps to 1.8%) and Buffalo (+60bps to 2.5%)." (2/21/2018) Has Life Storage been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about LSI stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Life Storage earned a news impact score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Life Storage's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Life Storage include Essex Property Trust (ESS), Host Hotels and Resorts (HST), HCP (HCP), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE), Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NLY), Extra Space Storage (EXR), Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA), Gecina (GECFF), Regency Centers (REG), UDR (UDR), Klepierre (KLPEF), SINO Ld Ltd/S (SNLAY), WP Carey (WPC) and Duke Realty (DRE). Who are Life Storage's key executives? Life Storage's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. David L. Rogers, CEO & Director (Age 62)Mr. Andrew J. Gregoire CPA, CFO & Sec. (Age 50)Mr. Edward F. Killeen, Chief Operating Officer (Age 54)Mr. Joseph V. Saffire, Chief Investment Officer (Age 48)Mr. Paul T. Powell, Advisor (Age 62) Who are Life Storage's major shareholders? Life Storage's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.86%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (7.35%), Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (3.12%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.54%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.32%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.07%). Company insiders that own Life Storage stock include Andrew J Gregoire, Arthur L Havener Jr, David L Rogers, Edward F Killeen, Kenneth F Myszka, Mark G Barberio, Paul T Powell, Robert J Attea and Stephen R Rusmisel. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Life Storage. Which major investors are selling Life Storage stock? LSI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC, Waterfront Capital Partners LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., JPMorgan Chase & Co., SG Americas Securities LLC and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Life Storage company stock in the last year include David L Rogers, Edward F Killeen, Kenneth F Myszka and Robert J Attea. View Insider Buying and Selling for Life Storage. Which major investors are buying Life Storage stock? LSI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., First Trust Advisors LP and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Life Storage stock in the last two years include Andrew J Gregoire, Arthur L Havener Jr, Mark G Barberio, Paul T Powell and Stephen R Rusmisel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Life Storage. How do I buy shares of Life Storage? Shares of LSI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Life Storage's stock price today? One share of LSI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $96.19. How big of a company is Life Storage? Life Storage has a market capitalization of $4.48 billion and generates $529.75 million in revenue each year. The real estate investment trust earns $96.36 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.31 on an earnings per share basis. Life Storage employs 1,792 workers across the globe. What is Life Storage's official website? The official website for Life Storage is http://www.lifestorage.com. How can I contact Life Storage? Life Storage's mailing address is 6467 Main Street, Williamsville NY, 14221. The real estate investment trust can be reached via phone at 716-633-1850. MarketBeat Community Rating for Life Storage (NYSE LSI)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 374 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 469 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 843MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Life Storage and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LSI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LSI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What do investors mean by earnings per share?