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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 1800.29, and so far today it has a volume of 609682. Performance year to date since the 2/27/1998 is 22.26%.

To help you determine whether American Tower Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 76.07 and forward P/E is 40.17. PEG perhaps more useful shows that American Tower Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.45. P/S ratio is 10.02 and the P/B ratio is 7.18. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 67.09 respectively.

At the current price American Tower Corporation is trading at, 117.49 (0.10% today), American Tower Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.70%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 122.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.54, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 27.21% after growing -29.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 29.50%, and 19.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 425.28, and the number of shares float is 424.08. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 95.90%. The float short is 1.34%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.16. 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 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 2.44 and total debt/equity is 2.46. In terms of margins, American Tower Corporation has a gross margin of 72.00%, with its operating margin at 31.50%, and American Tower Corporation has a profit margin of 13.20%.

The 52 week high is -0.04%, with 42.83% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.88% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.26%.

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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