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 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 Tower facts

Headquarters (founded)

Boston (1995)

Market Cap

$33.3 billion


Communication equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.0 billion


Chairman/CEO James Taiclet, Jr.

CFO Thomas Bartlett

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$441.7 million / $8.9 billion

Dividend Yield



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.

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.