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Morning Stock Stories: American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT)

With a market cap of 56.54 B, American Tower Corporation has a large market cap size. American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/27/1998. American Tower Corporation is in the REIT – Diversified industry and Financial sector. Average volume for American Tower Corporation, is 2079.49, and so far today it has a volume of 1445895. Performance year to date since the 2/27/1998 is 25.22%.

To help you determine whether American Tower Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 63.9 and forward P/E is 36.37. PEG perhaps more useful shows that American Tower Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.77. P/S ratio is 9.25 and the P/B ratio is 8.25. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 78.74 and 47.11 respectively.

At the current price American Tower Corporation is trading at, 132.33 (0.29% today), American Tower Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.93%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 103.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.07, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 22.91% after growing 40.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 15.90%, and 25.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 427.28, and the number of shares float is 424.4. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 95.00%. The float short is 1.52%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.1. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.90%, and also a return on investment of 6.70%.

The ability for American Tower Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 2.51 and total debt/equity is 2.76. In terms of margins, American Tower Corporation has a gross margin of 68.40%, with its operating margin at 30.70%, and American Tower Corporation has a profit margin of 14.60%.

The 52 week high is -3.49%, with 32.70% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.25% and the 200 day simple moving average is 15.69%.

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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