How to buy American Tower (AMT) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in American Tower shares.
American Tower Corp (AMT) is a leading reit - specialty business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$209.8 after a previous close of US$210.72. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD204.05 to a high of USD210.29. The latest price was USD206.45 (25 minute delay). American Tower is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in American Tower
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for American Tower. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AMT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until American Tower reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$210.72, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of American Tower, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American Tower. Optimise 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.
What's in this guide?
- American Tower key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is American Tower stock a buy or sell?
- American Tower performance over time
- Is American Tower suitable for ethical investing?
- Are American Tower shares over-valued?
- American Tower's financials
- How volatile are American Tower shares?
- Does American Tower pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
American Tower stock price (NYSE:AMT)Use our graph to track the performance of AMT stocks over time.
American Tower shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$153.0107 - US$229.574|
|50-day moving average||US$177.3238|
|200-day moving average||US$188.3648|
|Dividend yield||US$6.31 (3.08%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$1.48|
American Tower price performance over time
|1 week (2023-12-01)||-1.91%|
|1 month (2023-11-08)||11.95%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||14.13%|
|6 months (2023-06-08)||8.65%|
|1 year (2022-12-08)||-2.73%|
|2 years (2021-12-08)||-25.16%|
|3 years (2020-12-09)||-5.92%|
|5 years (2018-12-07)||24.05%|
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Is it a good time to buy American Tower stock?
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Is American Tower under- or over-valued?
Valuing American Tower stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Tower's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
American Tower's P/E ratio
American Tower's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 141x. In other words, American Tower shares trade at around 141x 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.
American Tower's PEG ratio
American Tower's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5775. 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 American Tower's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
American Tower's EBITDA
American Tower's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6.7 billion (£5.3 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a American Tower's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
American Tower share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, American Tower's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$153.0107 up to US$229.574. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Tower's is 0.683. This would suggest that American Tower's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
American Tower financials
|Revenue TTM||US$11.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||34.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$7.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.36%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.41%|
|Market capitalisation||US$97.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
American Tower share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 4.12% of net profits
Recently American Tower has paid out, on average, around 4.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Tower shareholders could enjoy a 3.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Tower's case, that would currently equate to about $6.31 per share.
While American Tower's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that American Tower is investing more in its future growth.
American Tower's most recent dividend payout was on 27 October 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 October 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
American Tower'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 American Tower.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
American Tower's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 16.08
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and American Tower's overall score of 16.08 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like American Tower 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.).
American Tower's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.31/100
American Tower's environmental score of 7.31 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Tower is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
American Tower's social score
Social score: 4.68/100
American Tower's social score of 4.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Tower is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
American Tower's governance score
Governance score: 3.09/100
American Tower's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that American Tower 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
|Total ESG score||16.08|
|Total ESG percentile||16.36|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
American Tower overview
American Tower, one of the largest global REITs, is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate with a portfolio of nearly 225,000 communications sites and a highly interconnected footprint of U.S. data center facilities.
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