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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 2199.8, and so far today it has a volume of 3070300. Performance year to date since the 8/18/1998 is 18.64%.

To help you determine whether Crown Castle International Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 80.5 and forward P/E is 66.94. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Crown Castle International Corp. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 9.12 and the P/B ratio is 4.7. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 191.86 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Crown Castle International Corp. is trading at, 100.54 (-1.62% today), Crown Castle International Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.52%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 81.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.25, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 53.89% after growing 58.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -63.60%, and 3.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 335.28, and the number of shares float is 335.23. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 97.30%. The float short is 2.92%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.45. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.50%, 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 1, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 1.65 and total debt/equity is 1.66. In terms of margins, Crown Castle International Corp. has a gross margin of 63.90%, with its operating margin at 23.70%, and Crown Castle International Corp. has a profit margin of 37.90%.

The 52 week high is -2.22%, with 36.75% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.56% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.69%.

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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