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UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Downgrades American Tower Corp

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In a note published Wednesday morning, Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery downgraded shares of American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT) from Overweight to Equal-weight with a $98 price target.

Flannery noted that American Tower has outperformed peers Crown Castle International and SBA Communications year to date at +24 percent versus +8 and +23 percent, respectively. At this level, Flannery sees American Tower as being fairly valued.

Looking for growth, Flannery believes the company could benefit from expansion into emerging markets but acknowledges risks include a smaller wireless market, a lack of zoning and volatility.

Alternatively, Morgan Stanley currently rates both Crown Castle and SBA Communications at Overweight.

Latest Ratings for AMT

DateFirmActionFromTo
Dec 2016MacquarieInitiates Coverage OnOutperform
Sep 2016SunTrust Robinson HumphreyInitiates Coverage onBuy
Aug 2016Argus ResearchMaintainsBuy

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