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How to buy American Tower (AMT) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in American Tower stocks.

American Tower is a reit - specialty business based in the US. American Tower shares (AMT.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US dollars. Its last market close was $194.51 – a decrease of 0.22% over the previous day. American Tower employs 5,643 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.2 billion.

How to buy shares in American Tower

  1. Open a brokerage account. Choose from our top broker picks or compare brokers in depth. Then, complete an application.
  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. AMT in this case.
  4. Choose an order type. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares or dollar amount.
  5. Submit the order. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Is it a good time to buy American Tower stock?

Review technicals and fundamentals to help you determine if now's a good time for you to invest.

Technical analysis

View American Tower's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

Use our graph to track the performance of AMT stock over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Tower's shares have ranged in value from as little as $150.4562 up to $217.1493. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMT.US volatility(beta: 0.71)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Tower's is 0.705. This would suggest that American Tower's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $194.51

1 week (2024-05-12)5.14%
1 month (2024-04-18)13.55%
3 months (2024-02-19)3.24%
6 months (2023-11-19)-2.57%
1 year (2023-05-18)1.98%
2 years (2022-05-18)-16.61%
3 years (2021-05-19)-22.45%
5 years (2019-05-19)-1.89%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

Is American Tower under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the American Tower P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

American Tower's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, American Tower's stocks trade at around 44x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

American Tower's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3963. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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

American Tower's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $7 billion ($9.5 billion CAD).

The EBITDA is a measure of American Tower's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

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