What Crown Castle (CCI) Investors Need to Know

We're taking a closer look at Crown Castle today, as the chatter surrounding the stock has increased notably in the last few weeks. Today, its shares moved -3.1% compared to -2.0% for the S&P 500. Increased investor interest and volatility surrounding the stock are not reason enough to buy in -- you should first perform your own due diligence. Here are some figures that can get you started:

  • Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 85,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S.

  • Crown Castle has moved -40.0% over the last year compared to 12.0% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of -52.0%

  • CCI has an average analyst rating of hold and is -27.41% away from its mean target price of $121.4 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month earnings per share (EPS) is $3.93

  • Crown Castle has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $3.19 and its forward P/E ratio is 27.6

  • CCI has a Price to Earnings Growth (PEG) ratio of -4.1, which shows the company is fairly valued compared to its earnings.

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 5.43 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Crown Castle is part of the Real Estate sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 24.81 and an average P/B of 2.24

  • Crown Castle has on average reported free cash flows of $4.19 Billion over the last four years, during which time they have grown by an an average of 0.0%

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