Why American Tower Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

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 has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

American Towerfacts

Headquarters (founded)

Boston (1995)

Market Cap

$33.3 billion

Industry

Communication equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO James Taiclet, Jr.

CFO Thomas Bartlett

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

13.2%

Cash/Debt

$441.7 million / $8.9 billion

Dividend Yield

1.3%

Competitors

Crown Castle International

SBA Communications


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

On CAPS, 92% of the 1,135 members who have rated American Tower believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last month, one of those Fools, TMFTailwind, succinctly summed up the American Tower bull case for our community:

Paradigm shift toward mobile data consumption is still in its early stages. [American Tower] is best-positioned among its peers in the international market, where much of the growth in this area is yet to come. Best-of-breed financials, high cash flow visibility, and has a growing market opportunity.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, American Tower may not be your top choice.

If that's the case, we've compiled a special free report for investors called "The 3 Dow Stocks Dividend Investors Need," which uncovers several other juicy income opportunities. The report is 100% free, but it won't be around forever, so click here to access it now.

The article Why American Tower Is Poised to Keep Poppin' originally appeared on Fool.com.

Motley Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends American Tower. The Motley Fool owns shares of American Tower. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners