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AMC Networks Inc is a broadcasting business based in the US. AMC Networks shares (AMCX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AMC Networks employs 2,114 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.9 billion.

How to buy shares in AMC Networks

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for AMC Networks. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMCX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AMC Networks reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$28.39, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AMC Networks, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AMC Networks. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted AMC Networks's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$28.39, which is 19.00% down on its pre-crash value of USD$35.05 and 35.02% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$21.026.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AMC Networks shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$609.63 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 USD$776.47.

AMC Networks share price

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AMC Networks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$28.39
52-week range USD$20.03 - USD$48.5
50-day moving average USD$23.5597
200-day moving average USD$25.012
Wall St. target price USD$25.88
PE ratio 6.6882
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.463

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Is it a good time to buy AMC Networks stock?

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AMC Networks price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $28.39 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) -2.04%
1 month (2020-10-26) 24.74%
3 months (2020-08-25) 12.66%
6 months (2020-05-22) -2.64%
1 year (2019-11-25) -26.75%
2 years (2018-11-23) -51.23%
3 years (2017-11-24) -43.09%
5 years (2015-11-25) -65.47%

Is AMC Networks under- or over-valued?

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

AMC Networks's P/E ratio

AMC Networks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, AMC Networks shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

AMC Networks's PEG ratio

AMC Networks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7554. 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 Networks'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 Networks's EBITDA

AMC Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$842.7 million.

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

AMC Networks financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.62%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.5%
Return on equity TTM 23.12%
Profit margin 6.66%
Book value $12.527
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AMC Networks shares

There are currently 13.2 million AMC Networks shares held short by investors – that's known as AMC Networks's "short interest". This figure is 22.2% up from 10.8 million last month.

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

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

AMC Networks's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AMC Networks shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AMC Networks shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). AMC Networks's SIR currently stands at 8.8. In other words for every 100,000 AMC Networks shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8800 shares are currently held short.

However AMC Networks's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AMC Networks shares, or, against the total number of tradable AMC Networks shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AMC Networks's short interest could be expressed as 0.25% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AMC Networks shares in existence, roughly 250 shares are currently held short) or 0.4684% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AMC Networks shares, roughly 468 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AMC Networks.

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

AMC Networks share dividends

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

AMC Networks share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AMC Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.03 up to $48.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMCX.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AMC Networks's is 0.8671. This would suggest that AMC Networks's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AMC Networks overview

AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates various cable television's brands delivering content to audiences, and a platform to distributors and advertisers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, National Networks; and International and Other. The National Networks segment operates five distributed entertainment programming networks under the AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA, IFC, and SundanceTV names in high definition and standard definition formats. This segment distributes its networks in the United States through cable and other multichannel video programming distribution platforms, such as direct broadcast satellite and platforms operated by telecommunications providers. The International and Other segment delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming services for subscribers in approximately 125 countries and territories. This segment also operates in independent film distribution business that distributes films across various media platforms, including theaters, cable/satellite video on demand, cable network television, streaming/downloading to internet-connected screens, and DVDs. It also provides subscription streaming and talent management services. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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