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Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) is a reit—specialty business based in the US. Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares (CCI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Crown Castle International CorpREIT employs 5,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.8 billion.

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  3. Search for Crown Castle International CorpREIT. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CCI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Crown Castle International CorpREIT reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$164.32, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Crown Castle International CorpREIT, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Crown Castle International CorpREIT. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Crown Castle International CorpREIT's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Crown Castle International CorpREIT's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$164.32, which is 2.23% down on its pre-crash value of USD$168.06 and 43.91% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$114.18.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$783.77 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,100.94.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT share price

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Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$164.32
52-week range USD$114.18 - USD$180
50-day moving average USD$163.3603
200-day moving average USD$163.7101
Wall St. target price USD$176.63
PE ratio 96.6322
Dividend yield USD$4.8 (2.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.738

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Is it a good time to buy Crown Castle International CorpREIT stock?

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Crown Castle International CorpREIT price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $164.32 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-25) -0.39%
1 month (2020-11-02) 3.03%
3 months (2020-09-02) -1.18%
6 months (2020-06-02) -5.86%
1 year (2019-12-02) 25.48%
2 years (2018-11-30) 43.01%
3 years (2017-12-01) 46.00%
5 years (2015-12-02) 91.45%

Is Crown Castle International CorpREIT under- or over-valued?

Valuing Crown Castle International CorpREIT stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Crown Castle International CorpREIT's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's P/E ratio

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 97x. In other words, Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares trade at around 97x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's PEG ratio

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7891. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Crown Castle International CorpREIT's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's EBITDA

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Crown Castle International CorpREIT's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.37%
Gross profit TTM USD$3.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.5%
Return on equity TTM 7.84%
Profit margin 14.51%
Book value $23.564
Market capitalisation USD$69.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares

There are currently 4.8 million Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares held short by investors – that's known as Crown Castle International CorpREIT's "short interest". This figure is 25% down from 6.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares can be evaluated.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Crown Castle International CorpREIT's SIR currently stands at 2.47. In other words for every 100,000 Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2470 shares are currently held short.

However Crown Castle International CorpREIT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares, or, against the total number of tradable Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Crown Castle International CorpREIT's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Crown Castle International CorpREIT shares, roughly 13 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Crown Castle International CorpREIT.

Find out more about how you can short Crown Castle International CorpREIT stock.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Crown Castle International CorpREIT.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.73

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Crown Castle International CorpREIT's overall score of 19.73 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 20th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Crown Castle International CorpREIT is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.98/100

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's environmental score of 5.98 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Crown Castle International CorpREIT is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's social score

Social score: 3.95/100

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's social score of 3.95 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Crown Castle International CorpREIT is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's governance score

Governance score: 2.8/100

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Crown Castle International CorpREIT is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 19.73
Total ESG percentile 20.08
Environmental score 5.98
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 3.95
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 2.8
Governance score percentile 1

Crown Castle International CorpREIT share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 266.67% of net profits

Recently Crown Castle International CorpREIT has paid out, on average, around 266.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Crown Castle International CorpREIT shareholders could enjoy a 2.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Crown Castle International CorpREIT's case, that would currently equate to about $4.8 per share.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Crown Castle International CorpREIT's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Crown Castle International CorpREIT share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Crown Castle International CorpREIT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $114.18 up to $180. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Crown Castle International CorpREIT's is 0.3083. This would suggest that Crown Castle International CorpREIT's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Crown Castle International CorpREIT overview

Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 80,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service - bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.

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