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Morning Market Movers: American Tower Corporation, (AMT)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 58.13 B. Since its IPO date on the 2/27/1998, American Tower Corporation, AMT performance year to date is 28.73%. Today American Tower Corporation, AMT has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 136.04.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 103.90%. Return of assets are at 2.90%, with return on investment at 6.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, American Tower Corporation, AMT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.51. While Total debt/equity is 2.76. With a profit margin of 14.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 68.40%, and operating margin of 30.70%. American Tower Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year American Tower Corporation, AMT has seen a EPS growth of 40.70%. A performance for the year of 16.27%. The 52-week high is -0.79%, and the 52-week low is 36.42%. The average volume for American Tower Corporation, AMT is 0.

With a target price of 143.36, 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 65.69 and a forward P/E of 37.3. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.79. American Tower Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 9.51 and 8.48 respectively. For P/cash, American Tower Corporation has a value of 80.95, while it is 48.43 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 136.04, American Tower Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.88%. We see a return on equity of 13.10%.

Looking more long-term American Tower Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 23.57%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 23.00% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 40.70% for this year and for the last five years a 14.80% growth has been seen.

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