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Iron Mountain shares climb 4.7% in upbeat market

Published Nov 15, 2023 01:27AM ET
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Iron Mountain Inc . (NYSE:IRM) saw its stock rise notably during tuesday's trading session, closing at $61.88, marking a 4.70% increase amidst a generally positive market trend. The company, known for its records management and data protection services, experienced a trading volume of 1.7 million shares, exceeding the average volume observed over the past 50 days.

Although Iron Mountain's shares enjoyed this uptick, they have not yet surpassed their 52-week high of $64.48, which was recorded on September 20th, falling short by $2.60. In comparison to its industry peers such as Prologis (NYSE:PLD) Inc., International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), and Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR) Trust Inc., Iron Mountain's performance was mixed, with all mentioned competitors also seeing significant gains in their share prices.

The surge in Iron Mountain's trading activity and share price reflects investor confidence and a robust trading day for the company. This movement stands out particularly because it exceeds the usual market activity for the stock, hinting at a heightened interest from investors in the data management sector.

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Iron Mountain Inc. (NYSE:IRM) has been a prominent player in the Specialized REITs industry, as per InvestingPro Tips. The company's market cap stands at 18.07B USD, with a high P/E ratio of 65.05, indicating that it is trading at a high earnings multiple. Over the last twelve months as of Q3 2023, the company has seen a revenue growth of 7.13%, generating a revenue of 5339.51M USD.

The InvestingPro Tips also suggest that Iron Mountain has been profitable over the last twelve months, a fact that is reflected in its basic EPS (Earnings per Share) of 0.95 USD for the same period. This profitability, coupled with the fact that the company has maintained dividend payments for 14 consecutive years, with a dividend yield of 4.2% as of Q3 2023, makes it an attractive option for income-focused investors.

While the company's short-term obligations exceed its liquid assets, and its valuation implies a poor free cash flow yield, it's worth noting that the stockholders have received high returns on book equity. These insights, along with hundreds of others, can be found on the InvestingPro platform for those looking to make informed investment decisions.

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Iron Mountain shares climb 4.7% in upbeat market

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