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American Tower Corporation (AMT)

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  • Apr. 25, 2013, 3:20 PM
    "We had an excellent first quarter," says Crown Castle (CCI +5.9%) CEO Ben Moreland. More from the company's Q1 report: while revenue came in well ahead of expectations, the bottom line was impacted by a $36M loss related to the retirement of debt (net income was $15M inclusive of that charge). Adjusted EBITDA came in above the high end of guidance and the company raised its Q2 and FY13 EPS guidance to between $0.08-0.22 per share and between $0.35-0.68 per share respectively. Also: Macuarie upgrades the stock to Outperform from Neutral. Other tower stocks trading higher: AMT +3.38% , SBAC +2.45% .
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  • Apr. 22, 2013, 1:49 PM
    Moody's upgrades its outlook for the equity REIT industry to Stable. The sector is "well positioned to handle the fragile economic outlook and the potential for rising interest rates," the ratings agency says, in a new report. Moody's Senior VP notes that REITs have "access to multiple capital sources … at historically low rates that have lengthened their debt maturity profiles," boosted earnings, and increased fixed charge coverage ratios.
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  • Mar. 15, 2013, 7:05 PM
    Morgan Stanley selects 20 stocks for the long term, based on "competitive advantages, business model, pricing power, cost efficiency and growth": AMZN, AMT, BLK, CPN, CP, CVX, COST, EL, GILD, HON, JPM, LTD, MON, NWSA, PM, RPM, SBUX, SYMC, TMO, WMB.
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  • Mar. 14, 2013, 6:01 PM
    AT&T (T) is indeed thinking of selling cell towers (among other assets), a company spokesman tells Bloomberg. However, the evaluation process is said to be in its early stages. Bloomberg points out some other reasons why AT&T may want to raise cash: growing capex, huge stock buybacks, and a hefty dividend (4.9% yield). AT&T had $69.8B in debt on its balance sheet as of Dec. 30. (RBC report)
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  • Mar. 14, 2013, 3:55 PM
    AT&T (T) might sell wireless tower assets for a "mid-$5 billion" or higher price tag, thinks RBC's Jonathan Atkin. Noting T-Mobile USA and other peers have already sold towers to raise cash, Atkin believes Ma Bell could put ~14.5K towers on sales, and sees American Tower (AMT) as the most likely buyer. His comments come amidst multiple reports (I, II) of AT&T eying foreign investments/acquisitions.
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  • Mar. 4, 2013, 9:13 AM
    American Tower (AMT) offers $1.8B in Secured Tower Revenue Securities, with proceeds to be used to pay off other debt and for general corporate purposes. Shares -0.6% premarket. (PR
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  • Feb. 26, 2013, 1:49 PM
    A top-line beat and solid guidance are helping American Tower (AMT +2.1%) outperform following its Q4 report, in spite of an EPS miss. The cell tower owner expects 2013 revenue of $3.16B-$3.21B, in-line with a $3.19B consensus. AFFO is expected to total $1.36B-$1.41B - that represents 15.6% growth at the midpoint - and capex is seen amounting to $550M-$650M vs. $568M in 2012. AMT, which finished 2012 owning 54.K cell sites (22.5K in the U.S.), plans to build 2,250-2,750 more in 2013. (PR) (transcript)
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  • Feb. 26, 2013, 7:04 AM
    American Tower (AMT): Q4 EPS of $0.34 misses by $0.08. Revenue of $768.4M (+17.6% Y/Y) beats by $25.9M. (PR)
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  • Feb. 26, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: AG, AKRX, AMED, AMT, AUXL, AZO, BMO, BYD, CBRL, CIE, CMLP, CRZO, ECL, EXPD, GTI, HD, HFC, M,MFA, PCS, RRD, RSH, SKS, SPRD, SRE, THC, TSL, UNFI, UTHR
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  • Feb. 25, 2013, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: AG, AKRX, AMED, AMT, AUXL, AZO, BMO, BYD, CBRL, CIE, CMLP, CRZO, ECL, EXPD, GTI, HD, HFC, M,MFA, PCS, RRD, RSH, SKS, SPRD, SRE, THC, TSL, UNFI, UTHR
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  • Jan. 3, 2013, 10:22 AM
    SBA Communications (SBAC -1.7%) and American Tower (AMT -2.4%) slip after receiving downgrades to Neutral from Macquarie. The downgrades come a day after SBA announced its 4% senior notes due 2014 and 1.875% senior notes due 2013 had hit their equity conversion prices. Crown Castle (CCI -1.7%) is also lower.
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  • Nov. 15, 2012, 9:29 AM
    American Tower (AMT) is buying 2K German cell sites from KPN for €393M ($502M). The deal, expected to close in Q4, will give AMT a German presence for the first time - the cell tower owner already operates in India, South Africa, and several Latin American countries, in addition to the U.S. (PR)
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  • Nov. 7, 2012, 1:36 PM
    U.S. cell tower owners American Tower (AMT +2.4%), SBA (SBAC +1.6%), and Crown Castle (CCI +0.8%) are also getting a lift from AT&T's (T -2.3%) capex plans, which include a push to offer 4G LTE services as a broadband option for rural areas. Wells Fargo expects AMT to benefit from AT&T's plan to adds 10K new cell sites and 40K small cells, while Citi views Ciena (CIEN +8%), Juniper (JNPR +1.8%), Cisco (CSCO -0.9%), and Adtran (ADTN +4.2%) as beneficiaries of Ma Bell's wireline investments.
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  • Oct. 31, 2012, 7:17 AM
    American Tower (AMT): Q3 FFO of $0.71 beats by $0.33. Revenue of $713.3M (+13.2% Y/Y) misses by $3M. (PR)
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  • Oct. 31, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: AGCO, AMT, BWA, CAM, CKSW, CLX, CMI, CNH, COCO, ETN, GM, GRMN, IPGP, IRM, MA, MGM, MSCI, MT, NUS, NVO, PSX, PWR, RDC, SO, STX, UMC, VG, WEC, WM
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  • Oct. 30, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: AGCO, AMT, BWA, CAM, CKSW, CLX, CMI, CNH, COCO, ETN, GM, GRMN, IPGP, IRM, MA, MGM, MSCI, MT, NUS, NVO, PSX, PWR, RDC, SO, STX, UMC, VG, WEC, WM
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Company Description
American Tower Corp is an owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communications real estate. The Company's main business is leasing antenna space on multi-tenant communications sites to different providers.