Three Cell Tower Companies Become the Hottest Play in Real Estate

The Wall Street Journal reported that three publicly listed cell-tower companies, Crown Castle, American Tower and SBA Communications, rallied last week after a federal judge cleared the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. "Each gained more than 4% on Feb. 11, the day of the judge’s ruling," the article states.

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