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Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 31855.54. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Crown Castle International Corp. is 94.37 (with a change from open of -0.76%), this in conjunction with a target price of 105.82. Volume today has so far reached 2631100, with an average volume of about 2299.01. The GAP for this stock, is 0.12%.

The P/E ratio is 93.99, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 64.9. The current EPS for Crown Castle International Corp., is 1, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 58.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.44%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Crown Castle International Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 59.26% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -0.70%. Quarter over quarter is -52.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 7.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 26.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 14.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 96.20%. Shares outstanding is 337.56, while shares float is at a value of 335.29. Float short for Crown Castle International Corp. is 2.44% and the short ratio is 3.55.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.77, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.79. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 63.90% and their operating margin is 22.90%. The profit margin is 8.90%.

Crown Castle International Corp. has seen returns on assets of 1.50%, and on investment, 5.20%. Return on equity is 4.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 8.47, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.59 and Price/cash is 157.47, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -0.19% and 6.42% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.33% and the 52 week low is 28.39%.

Crown Castle International Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.75%, with a current price of 94.37. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 347.40%. This is in an industry, Diversified Communication Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Crown Castle International Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Diversified Communication Services industry means that Crown Castle International Corp. has seen performance for the past week of 1.00%, with performance for the month coming to 1.66%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.03%, and for the half year the performance is 26.68%. Volatility for this week is 1.36% and for the month this is 1.59%.

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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