How to buy AMC Entertainment (AMC) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in AMC Entertainment shares.

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc
- $1.82 ( - 3.95%)

One of the struggling stocks caught up in the Reddit WallStreetBets saga, AMC shares experienced extreme volatility in early 2021 as retail investors looked to wage war on short-selling hedge funds. After a tough 2020 for the cinema company, AMC shares shot up over 500% in January amidst huge retail and media interest.

How to buy shares in AMC Entertainment

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AMC in this case.
  5. Research AMC Entertainment shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your AMC Entertainment shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted AMC Entertainment's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, AMC Entertainment's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $44.2, which is 83.12% up on its pre-crash value of $7.46 and 2,166.67% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 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 $6,852.77.

AMC Entertainment share price (NYSE:AMC)

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

AMC Entertainment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Previous close$46.04
Change %-3.9531%
Information last updated 2021-09-17.
52-week range$1.91 - $72.62
50-day moving average$39.8783
200-day moving average$29.309
Wall St. target price$5.44
Dividend yield$0.03 (0.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-9.683
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Fees for buying 20x AMC Entertainment shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £2.90
£647.01 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £3.22
£647.33 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.13
£645.24 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.28
£647.39 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.45
£662.56 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £17.71
£661.82 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £6.44
£650.55 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £17.61
£661.72 total
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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 last close of $44.22

1 week (2021-09-10) -11.84%
1 month (2021-08-18) -4.26%
3 months (2021-06-18) -25.38%
6 months (2021-03-18) 215.86%
1 year (2020-09-18) 679.89%
2 years (2019-09-18) 295.88%
3 years (2018-09-18) 121.10%
5 years (2016-09-16) 38.58%

Is AMC Entertainment under- or over-valued?

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

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 PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider AMC Entertainment's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.


AMC Entertainment's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $45.8 million (£0.0 million).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


Revenue TTM $875 million
Gross profit TTM $-885,400,000
Return on assets TTM -9.26%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $11.692
Market capitalisation $22.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell AMC Entertainment shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AMC.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 95.9 million AMC Entertainment shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 11.8% up from 85.8 million last month.

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

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 92.3 million). AMC Entertainment's SIR currently stands at 1.04. In other words for every 100,000 AMC Entertainment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1040 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare AMC Entertainment's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

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 0.19% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AMC Entertainment shares in existence, roughly 190 shares are currently held short) or 0.1876% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AMC Entertainment shares, roughly 188 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


Dividend yield: 0.07% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.12% of stock value

AMC Entertainment has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.07% of its share value annually.

AMC Entertainment's most recent dividend payout was on 23 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

AMC Entertainment's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AMC Entertainment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.91 up to $72.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMC.US volatility(beta: 1.33)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 1.3297. 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).

To put AMC Entertainment's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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