Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI)'s Stock Is Sell After Forming

Marco Green
April 3, 2018

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 2,252,382 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $228,459,000 after buying an additional 671,455 shares during the period. American Assets Capital Advisers who had been investing in Crown Castle Intl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $45.98 billion market cap company. The stock price decreased -0.93% in three months and mounted 8.22% for the last six months trading period. The Average True Range (ATR) is also a measure of volatility is now sitting at 2.16. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0.01% in Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) has risen 17.78% since April 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.23% the S&P500.

Acropolis Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 54.97% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Foundation Advisors bought 1,482 shares as the company's stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. QS Investors LLC now owns 148,662 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $16,503,000 after buying an additional 20,356 shares during the period. The company had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.14 billion. The stock decreased 1.44% or $2.08 during the last trading session, reaching $142.43. Most of the active traders and investors are keen to find ways to compare the value of stocks. Zacks Investment Research raised Crown Castle International Corp. from a "hold" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $109.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, September 26th. Therefore 73% are positive. After $1.25 actual earnings per share reported by Crown Castle International Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.80 % EPS growth. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $113.75. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Monday, July 10. On Thursday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight". (NYSE:REIT) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 20. Connable Office has 0.64% invested in Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:REIT) rating on Friday, November 17. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, June 14. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, January 8 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by BTIG Research to "Neutral" on Tuesday, July 19.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $2.03 million activity. 693 Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) traded down 4.53% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $85.73. The company has a market capitalization of $44,601.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.43, a P/E/G ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.29. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP now owns 19,800 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $2,195,000 after buying an additional 1,900 shares during the period. Dnb Asset Management As reported 41,248 shares. The Kornitzer Capital Management Inc holds 32,690 shares with $3.63 million value, down from 37,820 last quarter. Westpac Bk reported 55,020 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Bellecapital Interest Limited invested in 0.52% or 7,496 shares. (NYSE:REIT). Thomas White holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (NYSE:CCI) advice adding it to buy candidate list. The real estate investment trust reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.01 by ($0.84). 53,183 are held by Amalgamated Bancorp. Goldman Sachs lowered shares of Crown Castle International from a conviction-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. (NYSE:REIT). Cap Guardian Com has 756,245 shares for 1.19% of their portfolio. Crown Castle had 16 analyst reports since October 15, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. About 2.01 million shares traded. Honeywell Interest Inc holds 1.11M shares. (NYSE:REIT). Bb&T Corp has 0.3% invested in Crown Castle International Corp.

In related news, Vice Chairman W Benjamin Moreland sold 50,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 7th. Also, insider Jay A. Brown sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 22nd.

Partners Group Holding Ag, which manages about $844.65 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in New Mountain Finance Corp (NYSE:NMFC) by 246,184 shares to 708,351 shares, valued at $9.60 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in 2017 Q4. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. Federated Inc Pa reported 7.37 million shares. 1,465 are held by Efg Asset (Americas) Corp.

Shares of Crown Castle International Corp. Lincoln Natl Corporation holds 0.01% or 1,206 shares in its portfolio. The Rhode Island-based Amica Retiree Trust has invested 0.27% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 6,282 were accumulated by Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees. 165,632 were reported by Eaton Vance Mgmt. Crown Castle International's payout ratio is now 86.60%. Fayerweather Charles stated it has 1.67% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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