| American Tower is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a real estate investment trusts and an independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate. Co.'s primary business is the leasing of space on communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, wireless data providers, government agencies and municipalities and tenants in a number of other industries. Co. also provides tower-related services, including site acquisition, zoning and permitting and structural analysis, which primarily support Co.'s site leasing business, including the addition of new tenants and equipment on its sites. We show 32 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AMT's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AMT shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AMT versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AMT by allowing them to research AMT shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.