Barclays lifts American Tower Corporation [REIT] [AMT] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

American Tower Corporation (REIT) [NYSE: AMT] traded at a high on 08/21/20, posting a 0.67 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $249.34. The company report on August 5, 2020 that American Tower to Present at the Oppenheimer 23rd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference.

American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT) today announced that Rod Smith, its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, is scheduled to present at the Oppenheimer 23rd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference, on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. ET. A live audio webcast link for the virtual event will be available on the Company’s website.

American Tower, one of the largest global REITs, is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate with a portfolio of approximately 181,000 communications sites. For more information about American Tower, please visit

The results of the trading session contributed to over 1139082 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of American Tower Corporation (REIT) stands at 2.02% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.27%.

The market cap for AMT stock reached $109.86 billion, with 443.44 million shares outstanding and 442.24 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.78M shares, AMT reached a trading volume of 1139082 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about American Tower Corporation [REIT] [AMT]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AMT shares is $284.59 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AMT stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Barclays have made an estimate for American Tower Corporation (REIT) shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on July 15, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on July 13, 2020, representing the official price target for American Tower Corporation (REIT) stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $287, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Buy rating on AMT stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for American Tower Corporation (REIT) is set at 5.66, with the Price to Sales ratio for AMT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 14.12. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 30.56. Price to Free Cash Flow for AMT in the course of the last twelve months was 109.20 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

How has AMT stock performed recently?

American Tower Corporation (REIT) [AMT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.31. With this latest performance, AMT shares dropped by -3.32% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.73% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 9.12% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AMT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.61, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.35, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.51 for American Tower Corporation (REIT) [AMT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 258.24, while it was recorded at 249.14 for the last single week of trading, and 238.67 for the last 200 days.

American Tower Corporation [REIT] [AMT]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and American Tower Corporation (REIT) [AMT] shares currently have an operating margin of +27.05 and a Gross Margin at +47.29. American Tower Corporation (REIT)’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +24.90.

Return on Total Capital for AMT is now 6.24, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.69. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 36.33, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.98. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, American Tower Corporation (REIT) [AMT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 614.40. Additionally, AMT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 86.00, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 72.57. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 546.69, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 76.53.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, American Tower Corporation (REIT) [AMT] managed to generate an average of $346,131 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 11.24 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.20.American Tower Corporation (REIT)’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.

Earnings analysis for American Tower Corporation (REIT) [AMT]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, American Tower Corporation (REIT) posted 1.12/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.95/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 17.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AMT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for American Tower Corporation (REIT) go to 14.75%.

Insider trade positions for American Tower Corporation [REIT] [AMT]

There are presently around $102,069 million, or 94.10% of AMT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AMT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 57,389,318, which is approximately -1.953% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 32,875,452 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $8.2 billion in AMT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $4.82 billion in AMT stock with ownership of nearly -1.568% of the company’s market capitalization.

802 institutional holders increased their position in American Tower Corporation (REIT) [NYSE:AMT] by around 21,944,199 shares. Additionally, 603 investors decreased positions by around 22,000,204 shares, while 189 investors held positions by with 365,410,776 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 409,355,179 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AMT stock had 159 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,809,158 shares, while 82 institutional investors sold positions of 777,579 shares during the same period.

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