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.