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 (NYSE: 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
||Diversified communication services
||Chairman/CEO James Taiclet Jr.
CFO Thomas Bartlett
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$511.4 million / $7.5 billion
||Crown Castle International
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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