American Tower Stock Hits New 52-Week High (AMT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- American Tower (NYSE: AMT) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $85.21, above its previous 52-week high of $85.15 with 500,779 shares traded as of 11:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

American Tower has a market cap of $33.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

American Tower Corporation, a real estate investment trust, operates as a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company. It develops, owns, and operates communications sites. The company has a P/E ratio of 57.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates American Tower as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full American Tower Ratings Report.

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