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AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc (AMC) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. It opened the day at $9.32 after a previous close of $9.00. During the day the price has varied from a low of $9.14 to a high of $9.79. The latest price was $9.51 (25 minute delay). AMC Entertainment is listed on the NYSE and employs 3,449 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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What’s going on with AMC stock?

Shares of AMC skyrocketed more than 300% in late January as individual investors piled into the stock, forcing hedge funds to scramble to cover their losses on short positions.

Shorting occurs when an investor borrows shares and sells them to others, a position taken when the investor believes the share price is going to decline. The short seller hopes to buy shares back at a lower price to settle the loan, pocketing the difference.

The move in AMC seems to be driven by the same Reddit chat board that helped drive GameStop and some other heavily shorted stocks higher this week.

It’s important to note that pushing stocks in this way leads to a lot of volatility, and it’s impossible to tell if the stock will continue to rise or if it will suddenly drop sharply. Casual investors should steer clear or be prepared to keep a close watch on any positions they take.

How has coronavirus impacted AMC Entertainment's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AMC Entertainment's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last close price was $9.51, which is 21.56% up on its pre-crash value of $7.46 and 387.69% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.95.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of AMC Entertainment shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $488.38 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1.00.

AMC Entertainment share price

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AMC Entertainment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-05-07.
Previous close$9.00
Change $0.51
Change % 5.6667%
Volume 37,485,409
Information last updated 2021-05-08.
52-week range$1.91 - $17.25
50-day moving average $10.09
200-day moving average $6.38
Wall St. target price$4.44
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.03 (0.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.62

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Is it a good time to buy AMC Entertainment stock?

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AMC Entertainment price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.51 from 2021-02-25

1 week (2021-05-06) N/A
1 month (2021-04-16) 1.93%
3 months (2021-02-17) 71.35%
6 months (2020-11-17) 219.13%
1 year (2020-05-15) 110.40%
2 years (2019-05-17) -27.57%
3 years (2018-05-17) 16.6
5 years (2016-05-17) 29.31

Is AMC Entertainment under- or over-valued?

Valuing AMC Entertainment stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AMC Entertainment's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AMC Entertainment's PEG ratio

AMC Entertainment's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.42. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AMC Entertainment's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AMC Entertainment's EBITDA

AMC Entertainment's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $45.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AMC Entertainment's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AMC Entertainment financials

Revenue TTM $449.2 million
Gross profit TTM $-885,400,000
Return on assets TTM -8.17%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $11.69
Market capitalisation $4.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AMC Entertainment shares

There are currently 93.9 million AMC Entertainment shares held short by investors – that's known as AMC Entertainment's "short interest". This figure is 90.4% up from 49.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AMC Entertainment shares can be evaluated.

AMC Entertainment's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AMC Entertainment's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AMC Entertainment shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AMC Entertainment shares traded daily (recently around 80.2 million). AMC Entertainment's SIR currently stands at 1.17. In other words for every 100,000 AMC Entertainment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1170 shares are currently held short.

However AMC Entertainment's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AMC Entertainment shares, or, against the total number of tradable AMC Entertainment shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AMC Entertainment's short interest could be expressed as 0.21% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AMC Entertainment shares in existence, roughly 210 shares are currently held short) or 0.2098% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AMC Entertainment shares, roughly 210 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AMC Entertainment.

Find out more about how you can short AMC Entertainment stock.

AMC Entertainment share dividends

We're not expecting AMC Entertainment to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

AMC Entertainment share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AMC Entertainment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.91 up to $17.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMC.US volatility(beta: 1.37)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AMC Entertainment's is 1.3652. This would suggest that AMC Entertainment's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

AMC Entertainment overview

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, involved in the theatrical exhibition business. The company owns, operates, or has interests in theatres. As of March 12, 2021, it operated approximately 1000 theatres and 10,700 screens in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas. .

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