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Is American Tower Corporation(NYSE: AMT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of 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 1909.56, and so far today it has a volume of 2300500. Performance year to date since the 2/27/1998 is 17.69%.

To help you determine whether American Tower Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 69.96 and forward P/E is 40.83. PEG perhaps more useful shows that American Tower Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.33. P/S ratio is 9.16 and the P/B ratio is 7.09. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 52.65 respectively.

At the current price American Tower Corporation is trading at, 112.99 (0.63% today), American Tower Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.84%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 122.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.62, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 35.37% after growing -29.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 23.80%, and 22.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 425.49, and the number of shares float is 424.96. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 96.00%. The float short is 1.47%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.26. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.50%, and also a return on investment of 5.80%.

The ability for American Tower Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 2.72 and total debt/equity is 2.76. In terms of margins, American Tower Corporation has a gross margin of 70.80%, with its operating margin at 32.10%, and American Tower Corporation has a profit margin of 13.20%.

The 52 week high is -4.46%, with 37.36% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.34% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.23%.

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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