There is no better reason to consider American Tower Corporation (REIT) (AMT) and Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

On Jan 06, Puech Olivier, EVP & President, LatAm & EMEA sold 313 shares of American Tower Corporation (REIT) (NYSE: AMT), with the average selling price of the stock being $228.56 per share. The total amount realized from this sold $71,539. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the sold of the shares.

In addition to that, Director – THOMPSON SAMME L exercised an option an extra 3,000 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Jan 03, with a share exercised an option at an average of $43.11 and a total of $129,330 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Director – THOMPSON SAMME L was left with 22,598 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $974199.78.

The recent price movement of AMT means that it is now down by -2.74% from its 52-week high and 46.54% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of AMT stands at 1.30% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.60%. The beta score for this stock is 0.40. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 10/31/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.62 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was below the expectations of analysts of 0.77 by -0.15. The revenue by the firm was 1.93B for the quarter.

The shares of American Tower Corporation (REIT) (AMT) gained by 0.61%, leading to a gain of $1.43 per share, and saw AMT end the trading session at $235.38 on Wednesday 01/15/20. AMT started the trading session at $234.50, before reaching a daily high of $236.74. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $234.50.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 1141981, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.59 million shares, out of a total 441.58M shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 104.22 billion.

The shares of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) went down by -0.30% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $13.24, which was lower than the previous closing price of $13.28. Over the past one week, the price of MRO has slipped by -0.30%, while it has recorded a gain of 4.09% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw MRO gain 11.82% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 0.15%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -16.36%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by -2.50%. The stock price has gone up by +17.95% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -5.90% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 10,938,890 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a Hold. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 11,585,822 shares and the indicators have an average rating of Hold. The last indicators, the long-term see MRO stock with a 100-Day average volume of 11,639,872 shares, giving it an average rating of Hold. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves MRO with an average rating of 8% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports MRO stock not long ago. In its report sent out on January 13, 2020, BMO Capital Markets lowered its ratings on MRO from a Outperform to a Market Perform. In an earlier report on January 09, 2020, Barclays Downgrade the stock from a Overweight to a Equal Weight. BofA/Merrill meanwhile in its report on January 07, 2020 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Neutral” to “Neutral”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 85.80% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 698 institutions currently hold the MRO stock. In the last quarter, a 662,376,465 MRO shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 55 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 92 institutions sold their entire MRO reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 238 increased their investment while 343 decreased their investment in the stock.