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Is Crown Castle International Corp.(NYSE: CCI), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 8/18/1998. Crown Castle International Corp. is in the Diversified Communication Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Crown Castle International Corp., is 2455.42, and so far today it has a volume of 2583000. Performance year to date since the 8/18/1998 is 13.41%.

To help you determine whether Crown Castle International Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 94.8 and forward P/E is 65.46. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Crown Castle International Corp. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 8.54 and the P/B ratio is 4.62. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 158.82 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Crown Castle International Corp. is trading at, 95.18 (0.37% today), Crown Castle International Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.72%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 347.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 59.26% after growing 58.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -52.40%, and 7.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 337.56, and the number of shares float is 335.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 96.20%. The float short is 2.44%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.33. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.50%, and also a return on investment of 5.20%.

The ability for Crown Castle International Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.77 and total debt/equity is 1.79. In terms of margins, Crown Castle International Corp. has a gross margin of 63.90%, with its operating margin at 22.90%, and Crown Castle International Corp. has a profit margin of 8.90%.

The 52 week high is -6.53%, with 30.72% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.57%.

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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