4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: American Tower

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless communication tower operator American Tower (NYS: AMT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at American Tower's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

American Tower facts

Headquarters (founded)Boston (1995)
Market Cap$28.0 billion
IndustryDiversified communication services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$2.7 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO James Taiclet Jr.
CFO Thomas Bartlett
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)11%
Cash/Debt$511.4 million / $7.5 billion
Dividend Yield1.3%
CompetitorsCrown Castle International
Global Tower
SBA Communications

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 992 members who have rated American Tower believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, Airquest, touched on the powerful tailwinds working in American Tower's favor:

With the mass emergence of smartphones and tablets, laptops , and desktops are a thing of the past. Tablets that provide the same abilities of laptops are already selling for $250. Without even taking into account the market in the US, Brazil, India, Mexico, and all others will generate at least a billion data users within the next 2 years. What else needs to be said? [American Tower] grab it while it is still affordable.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: American Tower originally appeared on Fool.com.

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