1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is up $0.97 (1.27) to $77.45 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.19-$78.35 after having opened the day at $76.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.48.

American Tower Corporation, a real estate investment trust, operates as a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company. It develops, owns, and operates communications sites. American Tower has a market cap of $29.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 50.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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. Get the full American Tower Ratings Report now.

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A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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