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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: American Tower Corporation, AMT

American Tower Corporation, AMT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is REIT – Diversified in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, American Tower Corporation, AMTĀ  has a market cap of 48241.38. Since its IPO date on the 2/27/1998, American Tower Corporation, AMT performance year to date is 18.33%. Today American Tower Corporation, AMT has gained 0.34%, with a current price of 113.99.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 122.00%. Return of assets are at 2.50%, with return on investment at 5.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, American Tower Corporation, AMT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.44. While Total debt/equity is 2.46. With a profit margin of 13.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 72.00%, and operating margin of 31.50%. American Tower Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year American Tower Corporation, AMT has seen a EPS growth of -29.80%. A performance for the year of 22.13%. The 52-week high is -0.45%, and the 52-week low is 38.57%. The average volume for American Tower Corporation, AMT is 624561.

With a target price of 119.4, can American Tower Corporation, AMT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of American Tower Corporation, AMT. American Tower Corporation has a P/E of 73.62 and a forward P/E of 38.84. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.37. American Tower Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 9.68 and 6.95 respectively. For P/cash, American Tower Corporation has a value of *TBA, while it is 64.84 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 113.99, American Tower Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.75%. We see a return on equity of 9.60%.

Looking more long-term American Tower Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 31.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 27.67% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -29.80% for this year and for the last five years a 8.80% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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