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How to buy AMC Entertainment (AMC) shares
Learn how to easily invest in AMC Entertainment shares.
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
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AMC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
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What's in this guide?
- AMC Entertainment shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is AMC Entertainment stock a buy or sell?
- AMC Entertainment performance over time
- Are AMC Entertainment shares over-valued?
- AMC Entertainment's financials
- How volatile are AMC Entertainment shares?
- Does AMC Entertainment pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted AMC Entertainment's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AMC Entertainment's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $20.57, which is 63.73% up on its pre-crash value of $7.46 and 954.87% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $1.95.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of AMC Entertainment stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks 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 $3,189.17.
Is it a good time to buy AMC Entertainment stock?
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AMC Entertainment shares at a glance
|52-week range||$2.13 - $72.62|
|50-day moving average||$32.98|
|200-day moving average||$33.33|
|Wall St. target price||$10.45|
|Dividend yield||$0.03 (0.13%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-5.38|
AMC Entertainment stock price (NYSE:AMC)Use our graph to track the performance of AMC stocks over time.
AMC Entertainment price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-07)||18.31%|
|1 month (2021-12-16)||11.25%|
|3 months (2021-10-15)||-33.24%|
|6 months (2021-07-16)||-22.20%|
|1 year (2021-01-15)||1,067.38%|
|2 years (2020-01-16)||271.08%|
|3 years (2019-01-16)||92.91%|
|5 years (2017-01-13)||34.25|
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||$1.5 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$-885,400,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-7.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9999999%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 $2.13 up to $72.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.2519. 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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