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American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 46411.92. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for American Tower Corporation is 108.91 (with a change from open of 0.29%), this in conjunction with a target price of 130. Volume today has so far reached 442626, with an average volume of about 1922.75. The GAP for this stock, is 0.56%.

The P/E ratio is 66.87, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 39.03. The current EPS for American Tower Corporation, is 1.62, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -29.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.50%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for American Tower Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 35.37% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 30.05%. Quarter over quarter is 23.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 22.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 19.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 96.00%. Shares outstanding is 429.74, while shares float is at a value of 424.96. Float short for American Tower Corporation is 1.47% and the short ratio is 3.24.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.72, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.76. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 70.80% and their operating margin is 32.10%. The profit margin is 13.20%.

American Tower Corporation has seen returns on assets of 2.50%, and on investment, 5.80%. Return on equity is 10.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.23. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 8.84, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.78 and Price/cash is , and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 50.83.

The simple moving averages are -5.24% and 5.56% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.91% and the 52 week low is 32.40%.

American Tower Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.84%, with a current price of 108.91. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 122.10%. This is in an industry, REIT – Diversified, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. American Tower Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Diversified industry means that American Tower Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -1.99%, with performance for the month coming to -5.73%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.99%, and for the half year the performance is 20.41%. Volatility for this week is 1.83% and for the month this is 1.48%.

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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