1. As of noon trading, American Tower ( AMT) is down $0.43 (-0.6%) to $69.05 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.02-$69.58 after having opened the day at $69.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.48.

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 $27.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.1% 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Tower Ratings Report now.

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