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How to buy AMC Entertainment shares in Ireland | $59.26

6 steps guide to buying and managing AMC Entertainment share in just a few minutes.

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Shares of movie theater giant AMC Entertainment skyrocketed by more than 300% on Wednesday 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 has helped drive GameStop to new highs this week and is pushing other heavily shorted stocks higher.

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 to buy shares in AMC Entertainment from Ireland

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Entertainment Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMC. 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 Entertainment 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$47.91, 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 Entertainment, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AMC Entertainment. 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.

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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 market close was USD$47.91, which is 84.43% up on its pre-crash value of USD$7.46 and 2,356.92% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$1.95.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AMC Entertainment shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$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 USD$7,427.97.

AMC Entertainment share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AMC stocks over time.

AMC Entertainment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
OpenUSD$61.26
HighUSD$64.95
LowUSD$56.8515
CloseUSD$59.26
Previous closeUSD$60.73
Change USD$-1.47
Change % -2.4205%
Volume 242,450,670
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUSD$1.91 - USD$72.62
50-day moving average USD$26.2263
200-day moving average USD$11.931
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.25
PE ratio 32.0447
Dividend yield USD$0.03 (5.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-21.4067

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 last close of $59.26

1 week (2021-06-09) N/A
1 month (2021-05-20) 372.19%
3 months (2021-03-19) 325.41%
6 months (2020-12-18) 2,016.43%
1 year (2020-06-19) 973.55%
2 years (2019-06-20) 442.18%
3 years (2018-06-20) 256.99%
5 years (2016-06-20) 116.28%

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 P/E ratio

AMC Entertainment's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, AMC Entertainment shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

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

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 USD$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 USD$449.2 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-885,400,000
Return on assets TTM -10.66%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $11.692
Market capitalisation USD$29.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AMC Entertainment shares

There are currently 102.3 million AMC Entertainment shares held short by investors – that's known as AMC Entertainment's "short interest". This figure is 16.8% up from 87.6 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 152.7 million). AMC Entertainment's SIR currently stands at 0.67. In other words for every 100,000 AMC Entertainment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 670 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 0.23% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AMC Entertainment shares in existence, roughly 230 shares are currently held short) or 0.2281% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AMC Entertainment shares, roughly 228 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.

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