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  • grcjr: $AMT setting new all time high. This is a great play on the future growth of cellular bandwidth. They own towers that the cell providers use to hang their equipment. Been a long term hold and occasional option play.
  • optionswealth: @grcjr $AMT popped out of a squeeze 4 days ago. It is now down on the day. This could be forming a flag and a better entry time if one missed the squeeze. It has been a quiet mover up. It has touched the 50 dma twice this summer, but usually the 20dma is support. At this time, it is in the same position as so many other stocks, it is quite high above the 200dma. That's a point where squeezes don't always last long. It's definitely been a holding stock.
  • grcjr: @optionswealth $AMT - Wanted to put this on others' watch. I did add a few days ago. Will add again on a pullback. Thanks.
  • 1993dean: $CCI and $AMT
  • Henry: $AMT I told someone on Tuesday that the rest of the group didn't look good. AMT gave it all back. Now we have an island top
  • bwcarnation1: $AMT b.o vs
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  • Samik: can anyone help share views on $AMT and $LITE ? They were recommended few weeks ago but no one talks of them now.
  • bwcarnation1: $AMT holding up well today on 2x vol and 2.5% vs.
  • Henry: @Samik $AMT Someone told me to buy it in 2004 when it was a teenager. I did not buy. It sounded like one of the many stock tips you get; but this one worked and I thought I missed the move. It took me until 2013 to figure out that the move wasn't over. My cost basis is in the 70's and for now you will have to pry it from my cold dead fingers. If you buy it here, I am assuming you want either to trade the volatility squeeze or you want to start a position and buy more if it pulls back. If the former put a stop under today''s low. If the later, buy small the other antenna stocks to not look as strong today and the market is weak. I don't have a lot of confidence that it will take off from here.
  • Bridget: Notes: Stocks I mentioned yesterday that were "toppy", fell below support today. $TSM $AMAT $LRCX $SWKS $MCHP FAANG - not looking good since $XLK is rolling over $AMTD - great performing bank stock $AXP - working $YRD - Vol Squeeze up $OSUR - breakout $FSLR - holding up well $SBAC $AMT $CCI - up on $CHTR deal $PLYA - #ipo new high $STX - breaking out to the downside $PYPL - double top $TXN - breaking down $IRBT - shot across the bow $KHC falling below 200MA $GE - almost at 52 week low Dumpster Diving $CBL $AFSI - coming off the bottom
  • grcjr: $AMT nice uptrend. In developing VS. Love to see it spend time moving right and let the 50dma move up.
  • grcjr: @grcjr $NVDA $AMT $AMAT --- correction $AMT not $AMD
  • grcjr: $NVDA (correction not $AMD) $AMT $AMAT new 52 week highs.
  • grcjr: $AMT one of my few holdings that is positive this morning. Set new 52 week high.
  • Bieber: @grcjr $AMT Why is that?
  • grcjr: @Bieber $AMT - good question. The daily chart has been on a roll for a few months now. Just under 2% yield. Previous earnings 4/27 so no earnings run. I think of this as a REIT. Towers for Cell phone repeaters. Demand for more data drives more business for $AMT. I expect this uptrend to continue. I am looking to see if there is anything in recent insider buying/selling.
  • DrScience: $CCI breaking out of volatility squeeze. As @grcjr noted, $AMT making a new 52-week high.
  • humble: @grcjr $AMT Please share :)
  • grcjr: @humble $AMT - I've not spotted anything specific. A couple small Board buy/sells. RBC upgraded price target to $145 from $134 last April 28. $AMT to present at annual JP Morgan Conference. To me: $AMT is just a good stock still working.
  • bsafriet: $COR $AMT. $COR $99.75 + 0.51. $AMT. $131.10 $ 2.73
  • bsafriet: $AMT Up today on rumor/reports that $AMZN may get involved in a planned $DISH wireless business. Price target on $AMT boosted to $140 from $130 by Barclay's Amir Rozwadowski (Bloomberg).
  • grcjr: @Bieber @humble $AMT $SBAC - on CNBC Dr J just covered $SBAC noting volume, movement up, due to expansion of cellular data rates. Both would have been a great 59 minute trade today.
  • grcjr: $AMT nice move this morning
  • ag1: $AMT adding a little here
  • tigerjohn8: @Bridget $XHB $ELLI $MCHP $AMT $AZPN $EDU $SMG $BIDU $SHOP $TTWO $TEAM $GM $F $STMP $CTRP $GLNG $FNSR $OCLR $LITE $NFLX $EOG Thank you Bridget. Very helpful
  • grcjr: $VZ $GLW $AMT - $VZ reports tomorrow before the open. $GLW reports 4/25 before the open. $AMT reports 4/27 before the open.

    The announcements re $VZ, $GLW and possible others (including possible acquisitions) says to me they believe in the future. T ...
  • Bridget: Notes: $XHB - breaking out $ELLI working $MCHP - break out on good volume $AMT - working $AZPN - new high out of squeeze $EDU - breakout on volume. Could be the start of an earnings run. $SMG - solid breakout on volume. ER on 5/2 $BIDU - big move on news of their autonomous driving program Apollo $SHOP - new high. Stair step pattern continues $TTWO - breakout to new high out of squeeze on good volume $TEAM - finally holding above $30 $GM $F - basing $STMP - finding support at 200MA $CTRP - bearish engulfing, break of the 50DMA and lower BB. Very bearish move $GLNG - looks like a short set up $FNSR - optical stocks are still getting sold hard $OCLR $LITE $NFLX - broke support $EOG - also breaking support
  • Bridget: $AMT another new high
  • grcjr: $AMT jumping
  • DAN: @grcjr $AMT really nice move today.
  • grcjr: @DAN $AMT - until the market flipped. :-(
  • grcjr: @DrScience $SWKS - woo hoo. Long. $AMT also 52 week high. $AAPL still close. Thanks for your posts. Regards.
  • grcjr: $AMT moving up the upper BB. Added.
  • grcjr: $AMT a great chart from bottom left to upper right. Moving higher again today. Earnings recently 2/27. Running above the upper BB.
  • champ: @DrScience $CCI -- The same is going on with $AMT...I'm holding
  • champ: $AMT @ $113 ---Climbing a little going into ....on Monday morning ...I'm going to hold a small position thru ER.
  • Bridget: Notes: Stocks I recommend buying on this pullback: $WB - stop at $49.50 $X - stop at $35 $TWLO - stop at $31 $AON - stop at $115 Stocks that are working: $MRK $BA $PNW - ER this morning $AKAO $MMM $AMT - ER 2/27 $MON $MO $DGX $JNJ $CGNX $HII $CMS $ORCL $PAYC Breakouts: $EXC $T - almost $COR $PEG Possible Shorts: $HDS $CNX #IPOs working $TELL $CWH $BIVV $TTD $BL
  • woodman: @Bridget $WB $X $TWLO $AON $MRK $BA $PNW $AKAO $MMM $AMT $MON $MO $DGX $JNJ $CGNX $HII $CMS $ORCL $PAYC $EXC $T $COR $PEG $HDS $CNX $TELL $CWH $BIVV $TTD $BL #IPOs Nice post. Thanks.
  • drmike54: @Bridget $WB $X $TWLO $AON $MRK $BA $PNW $AKAO $MMM $AMT $MON $MO $DGX $JNJ $CGNX $HII $CMS $ORCL $PAYC $EXC $T $COR $PEG $HDS $CNX $TELL $CWH $BIVV $TTD $BL #IPOs Thanks, Bridget.......very helpful.......
  • Bridget: $AMT is continuing higher RHRN, going into ER on 2/27
  • orpheusredux: $AMT moving up nicely toward 200DMA. Earnings on the 27th.
  • Trixie: @orpheusredux $AMT, $CCI doesn't look to bad either similar industry..
  • orpheusredux: @Trixie $AMT $CCI Yes, you're right. I like this one too. I am going to pick one and buy some shares. Thanks, Trix!
  • orpheusredux: @Trixie $AMT $CCI I went with your pick, CCI. I like that divvy.
  • Trixie: @orpheusredux $AMT $CCI ihad $AMT in the past.. @Aragorn had reminded me about the storage reits yesterday.. I then went thru my RIET list.. and $AMT and $CCI stood out to me.. G'luck w $CCI I don't think i've hhad that one b4.
  • DrScience: $CCI big volume spike down, falling away from 200 DMA $AMT following suit on $TMUS news
  • Trixie: @Bridget $IYR do the top holdings influence the way these trade or are the mostly traded independently w their own market created.. I have looked into the top holdings of the $IYR and they have $SPG, $AMT, $PSA, $CCI, $EQIX, $PLD, $HCN, $AVB,$WY,$EQR. there are more housing related reits further down the list.. (we all know retail is struggling so with $SPG being the largest holding i can understand why the IYR would be doing poorly.) or am I trying to analyze / think too much on this.. I have found the website of the IYR..
  • Bridget: @Trixie $IYR $SPG $AMT $PSA $CCI $EQIX $PLD $HCN $AVB $WY $EQR It is my understanding that ETFs are influenced most by their top holdings and less so by how they are independently trades. As it is with any index.
  • Wolf: @BigJack $UTF It is Cohen and Steers infrastructure fund. Top holdings are $NEE, $CCI, $TRAUF, $AMT, $PCG, $KMI, $UNP, $SRE, $TRP, $EIX. Pays about 8.3% dividend.
  • GaVaHokie: Seeing a turn in the telecom the last few days. $VZ $T $S $AMT
  • cmaxwel1: $AMT stopped out
  • bwcarnation1: $AMT low risk buy here near the 50dma. Cramer has ceo tonite might give it a boost. Bought small as it went above Fri intraday hi.
  • Alexandra: I met a rainmaker attorney CPA who audits companies. He says: "FANG are all audit clients. Can't invest in any of these. I have $OKE, $AMT, $PM and $AMLP. Mostly defensive plays. If your looking for a stock with a high beta. Check out $PES. Purchased that early this year and sold a couple weeks ago at $4.90." I asked him why he took last weekend off, when ashes were falling from the sky and forest on fire.
  • Trixie: @champ $CTL $DY $ITY don't forget the tower comps.. $AMT and $CCI.;)
  • champ: @Trixie $CTL $DY $ITY $AMT $CCI - Yes....Great stocks. Thanks
  • grcjr: $T $VZ $S $TMUS $AMT - of the cell companies, the chart for $TMUS looks the best to me. But if you can't decide on the cell companies, pick $AMT which owns the towers and is breaking to new high today.
  • Trixie: @grcjr $T $VZ $S $TMUS $AMT $CCI another tower play.
  • Trixie: @mradams0621 $CCI he and his competitor $AMT look quite nice in the is in either.
  • mradams0621: @Trixie $CCI $AMT I hold AMT as a long term hold in the IRA and it's been a good one but when I try to swing trade it, the stop monster gets me every time. At the break out point but the lower lows on the 3yr chart make me cautious, plus I'm just not in "buy" mode. I like the $CCI break out, but with this market, I'm betting we can get in at a better price soon, maybe, or not.
  • Trixie: @mradams0621 $CCI $AMT had $AMT for a long time.. Sold w a profit.. But feared it would fall back much more than it did.. When it started to pull back b4 earnings there on the 21st.. I seem to be doing quite well selling the bottoms recently.:(
  • bigbartabs: @DAN a ticker I lost complete track of over the last couple of years is $AMT... one that makes perfect sense to thrive in our wireless lives. Quite a chart.
  • DAN: @bigbartabs $AMT Lots of zig zags in that one!! :-) Good consolidation at $105.
  • Trixie: @bigbartabs $AMT Not Dan. but I'm wondering what you see in the chart that you like.. I had held this one thru that long base or whatever ( was thinking it was a big wedge and it would have fallen more) up until late last week.. Earnings are on Friday. $CCI a competitor chart seems pretty too.. easier to game for my eyes.
  • DAN: @Trixie $AMT $CCI STill banging away at multi-month resistance -- $89 has been the top for more than a year.
  • Trixie: @DAN $AMT $CCI this is where it depends if you use dividend adjusted charts or not.. I can't recall is prophet is dividend adjusted or not.. (sorry).. But the chart there looks much different..For the most part I'm a prophet charter..
  • Trixie: @Trixie $AMT $CCI and now reflecting the range boundness that Dan was talking about.. (is there a way to post 2 charts/pictures or I have had to have used jing or something that would have put them into the browser?)
  • bigbartabs: @Trixie $AMT ... well, it looks to me like it went down in February like everything else, turned and burned right up through for a new high... and instead of selling off back down where it started... is flagging right, and beginning to squeeze. Not sure what the squeeze % is, but must be getting into the 6% range. That could mean the next leg is coming. This ticker is also front and center on everything going wireless. I doubt if its business falls apart anytime soon. Hope it helps... good luck...
  • Trixie: @bigbartabs $AMT thx..
  • mradams0621: $AMT Looks like it's rolling over. No new news, recent big acquisition "closed" today but that's not market moving news. Downgrade to Hold yesterday on valuation by Evercore, but price target raised to $110 from $105 on "foreign exchange tailwinds". I hate "trading" my IRA long term hold positions but I'm not interested in letting a nice profit turn to a loss either. Anyone have thoughts on this one?
  • Trixie: @mradams0621 $AMT I feel like riding on the same ship as you here.. I see one of those broadening wedges, and somehow that leads me to think we pull back more.. :( Just spit balling, if I can do that.. but a 61% retracement from the low in Feb to the high hereish would put us back around the 50ma or 97.5. Do we wanna stick around to there? Or doe we hold around this 103 level as it looks to have maybe b/o out of that old resistance area.. This seems to be one of the more complicated charts I own..
  • Trixie: @Aragorn $STOR besides them overall being weak, and having been something that had been a leader b4, now defiantly having some profit taking.. I kind of wonder if we don't work our way over to the lower end of this channel , if one can call it such, we only have 2 pts on the lower bit.. I'd rather see the 50ma hold (I'm in from the last 50ma touch/bounce). I'm not sure if they over all grouping pulls back more.. fwiw $STOR has released their annual report video today.. (at least I think).. reasonable short bit of info on them) I had thrown $AMT out after relying to @mrAdams inquiry about it.. Hopefully I didn't bottom tick it..
  • Aragorn: @Trixie $STOR $AMT thanks for the visual yes but if Mr market starts puking that 50 is not going ot hold
  • Trixie: @Aragorn $STOR $AMT I had been thinking that too.
  • 1winkie: $AMT - Analysts expect 59.3% EPS growth next year at American Tower -AMT) ; It was maintained as Buy with a $110 price target at Canaccord Genuity. Long
  • Forexpro: Re: $XLF, $XLFS, $XLRE Hi, Friends, While $XLF will continue to exist in its current form, State Street Global Advisors (the "buy side" unit at State Street, as opposed to State Street Global Markets, the "sell side" unit where I spent many years) has rolled out (as of yesterday) two new funds: $XLFS, which is a purer play on financial services (top holdings are $BRKB, $WFC, $JPM, $BAC and $C), and $XLRE, a real-estate oriented fund in which the largest holdings are $SPG, $AMT, $PSA, $EQR, and $CCI. $XLRE offers, according to SSgA, a dividend yield of 3.36 percent; that for $XLFS is 1.88 percent. All the best!
  • Chucky: $AMT $SBAC $CCI - eyeing these on the weekly consolidation. Daily small Phase 1 breakout in $AMT $SBAC. Will wait to enter on phase 2 pull back if I get a chance.$CCI still in consolidation.
  • mradams0621: $AMT Done going down? Higher high plus higher low plus today's break out plus looming golden cross causing me to want to get back in again on any pullback / retest of the 50
  • mradams0621: $LNG $AMT Loosing long term holds in IRA to stops which were set very loose. Bummer. Hate building positions. But maybe we go lower and all that hard work rebuilding will be worth the effort.
  • mradams0621: $AMT pretty chart. Extended pullback, break out above upper trend line, retest of the 50 / 200 death cross which if about to become a golden cross. Good day today, but we need some volume and another day of follow through before I add. Long (lth) glad I did not fire this once great employee who's having a bad year. Redemption time.
  • mradams0621: $AMT Great multi year long term hold, but has been ugly for 6 months, slowly making lower highs and lows. Was about to give up on it last week after the 50/200 death cross but this last little zig zag looks to me like a positive change in character. Right at the upper bol band, trying to break the upper trend line. Might just be "done going down".
  • mradams0621: $AMT $CDE AMT Breakout continues on down day! Giddyup! Anyone else take Dan's chart of the day trade on CDE? It was based on an Aug expiry bearish options trade, taking the other side- but if that is the catalyst, how do you know when the "event" is over? Just watch the price action? I didn't get bucked off yet. Am I the only one left in this rodeo?
  • grcjr: $AMT is making a move today. CNBC mentioned some increase in $T airways needing more/new towers. I've held $AMT previously but not for a couple years. The daily chart does not look interesting. Neither does the weekly. Are things changing? Today's action just recovers a few days' losses. I'm looking for a higher high and a higher low before getting serious.
  • mradams0621: $AMT great long term employee but death cross coming soon 50/200, not good. Something has changed. Tightening stop. Anyone still hopeful?
  • mradams0621: $AMT great long term hold, very interesting chart. Price getting squeezed between the flat 200 ema and the descending 50 ema - could cause a death cross soon if it does not break out up. It's done this a few times before, sometimes gets ugly, but sometimes great time to buy/add. Wish I had a better bias from a fundamental point of view. I just trade the chart. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  • Trixie: @mradams0621 $AMT, I'm in this one too.. I can't speak to the fundies. However I have built a list of some of the Reits and I have noticed that some of them seem to look to be building bases.. Most of this is based off the listings that I have compiled from IBD. I suspect that these type of trades/investments are going to need time to work off the exuberance that they got in late 2014. How long it takes and if the base goes to the upside or the downside I'm not sure.
  • Forexpro: @agent99, $FTR, $VZ Hi, Agent99, This was announced back in early Feb, and I assume that the deal just closed. $AMT was also involved; $VZ sold some towers and wireline properties in Texas, Florida and California, raising some cash. Hope you're doing well; all the best!
  • mradams0621: $AMT ugly open- falling knife- news?
  • Trixie: @mradams0621 $AMT wonder if it doesn't have something to do with the deal with $VZ and the leasing of the towers.. I also noticed in the latest IBD fund ownership table earlier this week that some of funds had been selling $AMT. I wonder if this one doesn't mozy around until it catches up with the 200ma and does something.. Which way the rxn will be I'm not sure..
  • mradams0621: $AMT moving
  • bwcarnation1: $AMT breaking out off earnings right off the 50dma.
  • bwcarnation1: $AMT squeez'n above the 50ema...we will still use our phones even if the economy in europe continues lower...opened position this a.m. w/ stock
  • Trixie: @bwcarnation1 $AMT Like that this one is one of the few in my account that has been green almost all day.. Picked up a starter yesterday after the fed.
  • RON: ...
    $AMT Reversal underway from the trend watching for a reverse to resume the trend
    $GLD still no support Weekly chart
    $NDLS did it hit bottom?

    By the way, An answer to the question A much better Stock Market Teacher.

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  • steveo: @jan2138 First, thanks for #yieldhogs! Second, this $WIN event reminds me of when $AMT went REIT some 5 years ago. I haven't followed its dividend history but the share value speaks for itself, up 40 % this year now pushing 100. Cramer started pounding the table on $AMT it was in the mid 20's.
  • RON: @Forexpro “although it could always be part of a more complex strategy” always seems to bother me, I think your very right. The question is always What are they doing? A trading department always has a strategy. I generally try to follow the money and rely on stops. It is much tougher to find quiet accumulation of the smart money, before the HFTs gets involved. I am always looking for the $AMT $CSCO $CHRW $CSX Thanks for the time you take out of your day to post. Always helpful.
  • Forexpro: ...
    Profile: DWS RREEF Global Infrastructure: On the Road Again – Interviews the fund’s co-managers (Frank Greywitt, III and Manoj Patel). They seem thoughtful and intelligent, and infrastructure plays are intuitively appealing, but on the weekly ch ...
  • Neil375: $FTY - Ishares Real Estate 50. I usually don't trade ETFs but some of the holding are in rather nice up trends. They have been showing up on scans. Here's a few as they are the top holdings in $FTY. $SPG, $AMT, $PSA,$CCI, $EQR, $VTR, $HCP, $HCN and $BXP. No position in any. Should of been paying more attention when they started to show on the scans. Any thoughts?
  • mradams0621: $AMT- nice move up to new 52w high- market seems to have liked the report- blue skies above- good employee- so why am I wanting to take half off? IDK, just gut says its gone up enough. Thought?
  • Trixie: @mradams0621 $AMT you speak of blue skys and a new 52 week high, from looking at the 5 yr chart it looks to have moved out of a cup and handle type base with this pattern. I would be inclined to think this could be the start of something more.. however its up to you what you want to do G'luck with your decision.
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American Tower Corp is a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company that owns, operates and develops communications sites. The Company's main business is leasing antenna space on multi-tenant communications sites to different providers.

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