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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 1802.87, and so far today it has a volume of 1145000. Performance year to date since the 2/27/1998 is 18.56%.

To help you determine whether American Tower Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 70.48 and forward P/E is 40.87. PEG perhaps more useful shows that American Tower Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.35. P/S ratio is 9.31 and the P/B ratio is 7.14. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 53.52 respectively.

At the current price American Tower Corporation is trading at, 113.82 (0.39% today), American Tower Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.75%, 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 36.45% 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 429.32, and the number of shares float is 424.95. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 95.90%. The float short is 1.41%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.33. 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 -3.75%, with 38.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.85% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.15%.

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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