How Wall Street Analysts Rate American Tower


Jun. 15 2017, Updated 7:35 a.m. ET

Analyst ratings

American Tower Corporation’s (AMT) performance expectations in 2017 are reflected in its analyst ratings. Analysts gave AMT a mean price target of $143.14, implying a rise of 8.7% from its current level of $131.70.

In May 2017, 22 of 23 analysts covering AMT stock issued “buy” or “strong buy” ratings. The one remaining analyst gave AMT a “hold” rating. Compared to the ratings issued in December 2016, the number of AMT’s “strong buy” and “buy” ratings rose from 21 to 22.

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AMT’s peer ratings

Among American Tower’s (AMT) major peers, 16 of 22 analysts gave Crown Castle International (CCI) a “buy” or “strong buy” rating. Six analysts gave AMT a “hold” rating.

Four of 19 analysts covering Realty Income (O) gave the company a “buy” or “strong buy” rating. Ten analysts gave it a “hold” rating. Five analysts gave it a “sell” or “strong sell” rating.

Sixteen of 22 analysts covering Simon Property Group gave it a “buy” or “strong buy” rating. Six analysts gave SPG a “hold” rating.

American Tower, which competes with SBA Communications (SBAC), comprises 7% of the PowerShares Active US Real Estate ETF (PSR). PSR has a market cap–weighted index that covers specialized, residential, and commercial REITs.


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