AMT - American Tower Corporation (REIT)

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
164.67
+0.29 (+0.18%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close164.38
Open165.25
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 900
Day's Range163.38 - 165.25
52 Week Range130.37 - 168.58
Volume1,762,988
Avg. Volume2,282,403
Market Cap72.535B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.29
PE Ratio (TTM)61.81
EPS (TTM)2.66
Earnings DateFeb 27, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield3.36 (2.08%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-12-26
1y Target Est169.00
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  • Business Wire12 hours ago

    American Tower Corporation Announces Tax Reporting Information for 2018 Distributions

    American Tower Corporation today announced year-end tax reporting information for its 2018 distributions. Stockholders are urged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment.

  • Markit2 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about American Tower Corp.

    # American Tower Corp ### NYSE:AMT View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * Bearish sentiment is low ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for AMT with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $5.78 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold AMT are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Neutral According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Positive The current level displays a positive indicator. AMT credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last three years and indicate the market's continued positive perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Business Wire3 days ago

    American Tower Plans Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    American Tower Corporation announced today that the press announcement of its fourth quarter and full year 2018 results is scheduled to be released to the news services at 7:00 a.m.

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  • GuruFocus.com8 days ago

    Akre Focus Fund Commentary: 4th Quarter 2018

    For the trailing twelve months ending December 31, 2018, performance for the Institutional share class was +5.55% compared with S&P 500 Total Return at -4.38%. The top five contributors to full year 2018 performance were Mastercard, O'Reilly Automotive, American Tower, Visa, and Ubiquiti Networks. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 8 Warning Signs with AMT.

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  • Markit10 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about American Tower Corp.

    # American Tower Corp ### NYSE:AMT View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for AMT with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Positive ETF activity is positive. Over the last month, growth of ETFs holding AMT is favorable, with net inflows of $16.11 billion. This is among the highest net inflows seen over the last one-year and the rate of additional inflows appears to be increasing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Neutral According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Positive The current level displays a positive indicator. AMT credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last three years and indicate the market's continued positive perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens
    InvestorPlace11 days ago

    7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens

    [Editor's note: This story has been updated and republished from a previous version.] Telecommunications technology has always been an ultra-competitive business. But with the advent of airwave auctions, figuring out which 5G stocks to buy just got a lot more interesting. Sector players are leaving no stone unturned as they battle for prime network coverage. Municipalities and entire nations selling their airwave rights in return for lucrative contracts with telecom giants is nothing new. Because of the 5G revolution, however, an increased number of countries -- including Britain and Spain -- are engaging in airwave auctions for the first time. It's a trend that will likely proliferate. According to a Bloomberg report, Italy auctioned off $7.6 billion of high-speed airwaves. The massive sum was actually twice as much as the Italian government anticipated. That's obviously good for the Mediterranean country, which has suffered significant economic viability concerns. The impact of 5G, however, remains questionable in both the short- and long-term. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips First, we must consider the obvious. In the Italian sector's case, $7.6 billion is a lot of money, especially for many deeply indebted telecom firms. Several 5G stocks are now levered to a huge, binary risk. If things go sour, these names could quickly fall out of the list of stocks to buy. Second, it's not clear how ultra-fast airwaves will impact 5G stocks. The next-generation network has multiple uses beyond quick download speeds, such as gaming and driverless vehicles. If these stated functions experience their own hiccups, that could hurt the telecom industry's big gamble. * 10 Stocks You Can Set and Forget (Even In This Market) Personally, I'm skeptical of pure driverless vehicles. That said, we won't know how far we can go until we integrate the appropriate infrastructure. If you're ready for the risk, here are seven 5G stocks to buy: Source: Shutterstock ### Verizon Communications (VZ) Typically, we remember the company that innovated first. For Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), this first-to-market advantage is a significant one, making VZ stock an interesting bull case. As our own James Brumley explains, VZ stock isn't necessarily a perfect play for the upcoming network revolution. Brumley writes, "Though technically speaking Verizon's entry into the race is neither the first 5G network nor the version of 5G connectivity that will become the industry standard, owners of Verizon stock need not be discouraged." That's because VZ stock struck first, leaving its key competitors scrambling for a response. For a few target markets -- Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles and Sacramento -- Verizon members have the joys of wireless 5G broadband internet service delivered to their homes. True, VZ stock isn't quite yet a pure name among 5G stocks to buy because its 5G mobile service isn't available. But then again, no one is ready, as even most smartphones aren't equipped to handle 5G. Once they are, however, Verizon is in prime position. It has aggressively worked with city governments to secure lucrative airwave rights. In a few years, Verizon stock will be a very serious player. Source: Shutterstock ### AT&T (T) In recent times, AT&T (NYSE:T) has become one of the most aggressive stocks to buy. Management is not afraid to shell out big bucks to make critical acquisitions. That was on display when AT&T bought out Time Warner for over $85 billion. So it might seem strange that the company is currently playing second fiddle to Verizon. Ordinarily, I would be worried. However, T stock is not your average investment. In this particular case, I don't mind AT&T not chasing after the 5G hype train. Don't get me wrong: I believe in the next-gen wireless revolution. But for AT&T, waiting to measure twice and cut once is worth the initial pain. As Brumley earlier alluded, Verizon used non-standard equipment to secure pole position among 5G stocks. AT&T will roll out its high-speed network with equipment that will eventually be the industry's gold standard. I think management is being prudent primarily because T stock is highly leveraged from the Time Warner buyout. They should wait to get it right the first time. * 7 Small-Cap Stocks With Big Growth Potential In 2019 Even if Verizon or any other competitor steals the spotlight, the situation is only temporary. AT&T already enjoys enviable network assets, and it's putting them to good use with their "5G Evolution". Once the broader infrastructure is set for true 5G, look for T stock to take off. Source: Shutterstock ### Intel (INTC) For millennials and older generations, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has earned most of its fame as a semiconductor firm. While the PC chipmaking business isn't going to go away anytime soon, we've seen a dramatic shift to cloud computing. Eventually, INTC stock will only be known for its innovations in the cloud, and for related sectors like data centers. This trend allows for natural synergies for the 5G revolution. Rather than just provide equipment to handle these advanced airwaves, Intel has a holistic approach. For instance, with 5G, the company can take their virtual-reality endeavors to the next level. We saw a glimpse of their impressive portfolio during the last Winter Olympics when they broadcast events in VR. Intel is also looking to revolutionize transportation, and not just through driverless vehicles. With a 5G-connected municipality, the company can help maximize transportation efficiencies for both personal and commercial purposes. Finally, Intel is looking toward smart-health solutions. With 5G's inherent low-latency (the time it takes to transmit data between devices), medicine can experience its own paradigm-shift. Intel isn't just thinking about current uses -- it has a broader perspective. For this and many other reasons, INTC stock is one of the best 5G stocks to buy. Source: Shutterstock ### Qualcomm (QCOM) As great as this next-gen wireless innovation is, all 5G stocks currently face two lagging issues: structural and technical. The structural component revolves around what companies like Verizon and AT&T are fighting over, namely, airwave rights. You can't have 5G if the physical foundation doesn't support this upgraded network speed. The other lag is technical. Practically speaking, your phone doesn't have 5G capacity, so right now, it's a moot point. Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) is looking to change that reality. In July, Qualcomm introduced state-of-the-art radio-frequency antenna modules that are extremely compact, yet can accommodate 5G airwaves. By the end of this year, Qualcomm is working with various partners to establish 5G mobile hotspots. In 2019, the company will launch 5G-capable mobile platforms. That should provide a nice boost for QCOM stock. * 5 Chinese Stocks to Avoid Now (But Buy Later) The tech giant could use some stability in the markets. While no one questions Qualcomm's technical wizardry, QCOM stock has been one of the wildest among 5G stocks. As the innovation becomes an accepted reality, we should see bullish sentiment regain firm control. Source: Shutterstock ### American Tower (AMT) American Tower (NYSE:AMT) is what I would consider a hybrid name among 5G stocks to buy. As InvestorPlace contributor Will Healy mentioned, 4G-equipped mobile devices require massive cell towers to function properly. But 5G? These are high-frequency waves that support faster data transmissions, but don't travel as far as prior-gen wireless waves. Therefore, the name of the game is shorter cell posts and in greater amounts. That's why telecoms integrate 5G equipment into already-existing infrastructures. You'd think that would put AMT stock at a disadvantage. But as Healy explains, 5G-specific cells must communicate with larger towers. Also, American Tower's smaller structures would have new life. Another advantage for AMT stock is its international networks. Not all countries, especially the developing ones, will upgrade to 5G simultaneously. It took more than half-a-decade to fully roll out 4G, so that business will not go away so quickly. Source: Jeff Nelson Follow via Flickr ### Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) Although the high-speed wireless rollout is a net boost for 5G stocks, not all players are feeling the love. Case in point is Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS). Over the past year, SWKS stock is down approximately 36.3%. The more concerning part is that SWKS has lost significant momentum … But if you're bullish on 5G stocks, you should give Skyworks more than just a passing glance. Widely known for providing radio-frequency chips for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Skyworks is stepping up to the 5G revolution. In late July, the company unveiled its state-of-the-art antenna aperture tuners. These are incredibly compact, and provide enhanced bandwidth coverage to accommodate 5G airwaves. * The 3 Strongest Marijuana Stocks to Buck Short-Term Paralysis Beyond that, SWKS stock has other viable businesses that can help mitigate the volatility in the telecom sector. Skyworks levers significant expertise in industrial solutions, automotive design and smart home platforms. In other words, the company is involved in too many lucrative markets to stay deflated indefinitely. Source: Shutterstock ### Vodafone (VOD) In recent months, anytime I cover a gallery of stocks to buy, I always like to offer at least one speculative name. Granted, you ideally want to load up your portfolio with winning names. But market gambles are like cannabis: no one really talks about it openly, but you know almost everyone does it. So my knife-catching opportunity for 5G stocks is Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD). Unless your sporting activities only revolve around watching NASCAR and wrenching on your truck, you've heard of Vodafone. For NASCAR fans, Vodafone is a British multinational telecom giant. In fact, buying VOD stock makes you an owner of the second-biggest mobile network operator in the world. Unfortunately, that hasn't meant much to Wall Street. In the past year, VOD stock has hemorrhaged an agonizing 38% in the markets. Its aggressive bidding for European airwave auctions hasn't really charmed investors. After all, the Vodafone has nearly $40.6 billion in debt, and only $14.8 billion in cash and its equivalent. But the old adage is that you have to spend money to make money. The 5G transition, once fully implemented, could dramatically alter the telecom landscape. At that point, those early (and painful) investments could pay off significantly. Undoubtedly, VOD stock is a huge risk, but one that isn't completely crazy. As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy Down 20% in December * 5 Chinese Stocks to Avoid Now (But Buy Later) * 3 Big Gainers That Easily Could Be the Best Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    As is usually the case, Santa Claus brought a rally to Wall Street this year. Since the Christmas break, the S&P 500 has gained more than 8%, and it looks ready to test the waters of higher highs. Still, considering the complete meltdown that played out in the days leading up to the pivot, investors remain reticent. The same index fell 20% between its September peak and its December lows, and it's possible the rebound since then is nothing more than a dead-cat bounce that's on the verge of screeching halt. The political backdrop is certainly troubling enough to inspire doubts about the market's foreseeable future. It's environments like this that prompt people to look for less stressful solutions … names one can step into and still sleep well at night with, knowing that in time they'll at least keep pace with the market's overall progress. And, with above-average consistency working in their favor, they may well outperform the broad market. 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Southern's current yield is an above-average 5.5%, and its per-share payout hasn't failed to grow in any year for almost the past 20. ### Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) It's not a mistake. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) has earned a spot on a list of the market's "set it and forget it stocks." Contrary to its common mental categorization, it's not as much of a technology name as it is a consumer services name. And, while the nature of the search/ad business is forever changing (per-click prices have been drifting lower for years, for one), Alphabet's Google is well-positioned to remain the intermediary that connects consumers with internet content. The advent of mobile internet hasn't changed that reality either. A whopping 88% of smartphones in use today are powered by Android, which was built and is still maintained by Alphabet's Google. The market may not like the pace of its revenue and profit growth from time to time, but nobody can deny it's become a growth machine. Source: Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr ### Visa (V) Some investors look at the future of the payments industry and believe it belongs to names like Square (NYSE:SQ) or Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL). And, those names are certainly worthy players, while old-school outfits like Visa (NYSE:V) look and feel like relics simply due to their age. Don't let the proverbial gray hairs and wrinkles fool you, though. Payment middleman Visa is not only still a player, it's more cutting-edge than most investors may fully appreciate. * 7 Small-Cap Stocks With Big Growth Potential In 2019 Case in point: The company maintains several so-called "Innovation Centers" that solely focus on figuring out where the worlds of technology and money are going to meet in the future. Visa was one of the first mainstream names to tinker with bitcoin-based payments, and its Visa Checkout platform has made online shopping a one-step snap (not to mention fast). Visa's going to be fine for a long, long time. Source: Jeffrey Beall via Flickr (Modified) ### Waste Management (WM) They say the only two things that are certain in this world are death and taxes, but the axiom skips an important absolute -- That is, as long as mankind populates the planet, there will be trash to dispose of, one way or another. Enter Waste Management (NYSE:WM), which hauls away garbage for 21 million U.S. and Canadian customers. It's admittedly not the sexiest of business lines, But, it's reliable, and drives more growth than most investors might suspect. Better still, the company is increasingly turning your trash into their treasure. At 130 of its landfills, Waste Management converts naturally occurring decomposition gas into enough energy to power more than 440,000 homes. Neither business line is ever going to become obsolete. Source: Shutterstock ### American Tower (AMT) If you think wireless carriers own the cell phone towers you see peppered across the country's landscape, think again. They generally lease access to those towers, and pay the tower's owner/operator to keep power flowing to all the equipment attached to those towers. American Tower (NYSE:AMT) is one of only a handful of such service providers, boasting a network of more than 170,000 towers in 17 different countries and five different continents. As long as the world uses cell phones (and increasingly, wireless broadband), American Tower will be in business. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for Winning the Online Battle That, however, isn't the only reason AMT is one of the best stocks to own at any time, regardless of the environment. Bolstering the bullish case here is that the company is organized as a REIT, which is a tax-advantaged vehicle for sharing its rental income with shareholders. Source: Shutterstock ### Brown-Forman (BF.A, BF.B) It comes as no real surprise to learn that consumers who drink wine and other spirits do so on a pretty regular basis. That's not to suggest Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.A, NYSE:BF.B) has mustered hyper-reliable revenue growth, because it hasn't. Ditto for earnings growth. Progress on both fronts is generally a good bet, but not necessarily bulletproof. Nevertheless, it's not a lack of demand that causes the company's ebbs and flows. Mostly competition and expenses that sway its results from one quarter to the next … factors that generally end up being only short-term headwinds for the Brown-Forman. Of course, with brand names like Jack Daniel's, Korbel and Finlandia being part of the family, it's never too tough for Brown-Forman to regroup. Source: Shutterstock ### Verizon Communications (VZ) For the two companies to be seemingly so similar to one another, it's amazing that AT&T (NYSE:T) and primary rival Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) are able to dish out such different results for shareholders. But, numbers don't lie. For the past twelve months, VZ stock is up nearly 10%, while T shares are down almost 19%. The mismatched results may largely reflect a less aggressive approach being taken by Verizon to stake a claim in the ever-changing world of video entertainment. * 7 Best Fidelity Funds for 2019 Whereas AT&T swung for the fences with its acquisition of Time Warner -- and arguably overextended itself -- Verizon's not been as quick to wade into waters that were less than clear. That's made a big difference with investors, even if it's only a perceived difference. Source: Shutterstock ### Bank of America (BAC) Don't misread the message. Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) is anything but resistant to economic cycles. Indeed, it's uncomfortably sensitive to changes in interest rates… just one of many stumbling blocks it must navigate from time to time. But, if you can deal with the occasional setback and are willing to ride out the rough patches, B of A may be one of the best stocks to own for the long haul. That wasn't necessarily always the case. More so than others, Bank of America struggled to work its way out of the subprime mortgage funk, struggling with the earliest of its so-called stress tests. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger though, and at the same time Bank of America finally started clicking with the Federal Reserve, CEO Brian Moynihan was able to cut costs to the bone. What's left is a lean, mean banking machine that could merely coast for years to come and still be a top name to own. Source: slgckgc via Flickr (Modified) ### Church & Dwight (CHD) Finally, although Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is usually the suggested 'forever' pick from the consumer staples sector, investors may want to instead consider smaller rival Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) as one of the best stocks to invest in from this particular sector. You know the company better than you think you do. This is the organization that owns brand names like Arm & Hammer, Oxi-Clean, Orajel, Waterpik and more. 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    The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Over the last month, growth of ETFs holding AMT is favorable, with net inflows of $15.17 billion. This is among the highest net inflows seen over the last one-year and the rate of additional inflows appears to be increasing.

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