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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, AMT  has a market cap of 45144.43. Since its IPO date on the 2/27/1998, American Tower Corporation, AMT performance year to date is 11.01%. Today American Tower Corporation, AMT has gained -1.58%, with a current price of 104.37.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 103.60%. Return of assets are at 3.00%, 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 2.75. While Total debt/equity is 2.78. With a profit margin of 15.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 70.00%, and operating margin of 32.00%. 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 8.86%. The 52-week high is -11.62%, and the 52-week low is 27.50%. The average volume for American Tower Corporation, AMT is 366131.

With a target price of 130.88, 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 53.32 and a forward P/E of 38.4. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.61. American Tower Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 8.17 and 6.73 respectively. For P/cash, American Tower Corporation has a value of *TBA, while it is 41.6 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 104.37, American Tower Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.07%. We see a return on equity of 12.60%.

Looking more long-term American Tower Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 33.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 32.92% 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.

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