“Since reopening our first theatres with AMC Safe & Clean in August, AMC has welcomed back nearly 10 million moviegoers nationwide without a single reported case of COVID-19 transmission among moviegoers at our theatres. We look forward to welcoming back our New York City guests to the big seats, big sounds and big screens that are only possible at a movie theatre.”
Adam aron, President and CEO of AMC Entertainment
For those who thought AMC was a dead company, think again.
The company is now generating big revenue since it’s reopening and has beat every quarter since 2021.
Positive News for AMC Entertainment (Archive 2021)
AMC Entertainment has raised more than 2.2 billion dollars in cash
90% of AMC theaters in the United States are now open with New York and Los Angeles finally reopening
Vaccinations and policies are making movie theaters safe
New movie titles are guaranteed to increase sales revenues
CEO and President Adam Aron expresses an optimistic future for AMC Entertainment
AMC Entertainment has implemented a Safe & Clean program under the advisement from Harvard University’s prestigious School of Public health as well as well as the No. 1 U.S. cleaning brand, The Clorox Company. This means movie goers can now return at ease knowing a proper sanitation program has been put in place.
Hedge fund affiliate partners such as MarketWatch, The Fool, and other finance website have been trying to redirect the public from investing in this stock.
That’s primarily because hedge funds are losing millions by the day.
A short squeeze could even put them out of business.
This is why it’s important and always has been for me to spread any positive news surrounding AMC.
I don’t believe in the manipulation of the media and I will continue to update these articles as more great news unfolds.
Experts, analysts, and shareholders can’t identify an exact date and time.
However, the possibility of an AMC short squeeze is certainly possible given that it is still a very heavily shorted stock.
We also now have more data then ever before that indicate a massive short squeeze is almost certain to happen.
Especially now that the SEC has announced some crackdown on shorting.
With Melvin Capital and other hedge funds out of the picture, it’s only a matter of time before others close their positions.
It’s tendie time!
Analyst AMC predictions 2021
With that being said, Trey’s Trades predicted a short squeeze in 2021. Trey has been a leader in the AMC community, though he’s recently taken time off from stock content on YouTube.
Data points towards AMC stock reaching $1000+ per share.
See what Trey had to say.
The real question is, how can retail investors make this AMC short squeeze happen?
We know that short-sellers eventually have to close their positions. This means that they will eventually have to buy AMC stock at the current share price.
If retail investors continue to drive the share price up by buying the dip and holding their positions, short-sellers will have no other option than to buy from the retail investor at a higher share price.
2. Retail investors will also need to buy the climbs in order to show a demand for the stock. This doesn’t have to be huge buys, rather incremental to validate the current share price.
This play essentially creates a supply and demand scenario between retail investors and short-sellers.
The results? A short squeeze.
Just make sure to take your profits.
The last thing you want is to see your gains turn into losses.
Hedge funds are doing everything they can to prevent a short squeeze
How are they doing this?
By promoting false information online (we’re certain you’ve seen it)
Through strategies such as short-ladder attacks in the market
And, by restricting certain brokerage accounts from allowing its retail investors to purchase or buy shorted stocks (Robing hood)
This is what retail investors can do to fight corruption:
Share content that presents facts (blog posts, analysis videos, etc.)
Continue to educate yourself and make investment decisions based on your personal analysis
If an AMC short squeeze doesn’t occur, AMC stock price will still go up allowing shareholders to make at least some sort of profit.
That is, for those whose majority of shares were purchased at today’s current lows.
With AMC theaters now open, it’s inevitable that the company will begin to see bigger sales revenue every time a new title is released.
Keep in mind that AMC’s share price during the booming party economy of 16′ was roughly around $30 per share.
If a short squeeze doesn’t happen, fundamentals will continue to bring the stock up as more investors are buying the stock.
However, a short squeeze not happening is very unlikely as AMC is currently still one of the most heavily shorted stock in the market and most held stock, beating both Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA), via. NASDAQ.
Majority of the float is also held by retail investors, so the company has a huge support.
Interactive Brokers Chief Strategist Steve Sosnick says there’s big demand to short AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) stock.
He says the biggest reason aside from the company’s fundamentals is its new merge with its equity (NYSE:APE).
“It’s very hard to keep the momentum in these things because economic reality does take hold.
Bed Bath & Beyond, at one point was the best performing stock on the board until reality set in and they began defaulting, averted bankruptcy, but using a deal that is so dilutive that it’s unavoidable.”
Sosnick says AMC is in a very special situation because of the proposal to merge APE with AMC common shares.
“Right now we’re seeing such a demand to short AMC partly because of its difficulties but partly because of the special situation.
This really is what they were looking for in some ways as the mother of all short squeezes.
The borrow rate, it costs you 700% to borrow the shares overnight — if you can find them,” said the Interactive Brokers Chief Strategist on Yahoo Finance.
Is AMC Entertainment stock about to squeeze this year?
Hedge funds may be incentivized to close their short positions in AMC stock as the cost to borrow increases. At some point, it’s not worth paying that high of a fee to continue shorting a company that has fundamentally improved.
AMC is no longer the same endangered company it once was during the pandemic.
The company has improved every quarter since 2021 and has managed to get rid of a lot of debt.
The world’s largest movie theatre continues to innovate and adapt to the changing world.
While online streaming threatened the industry, revenue from box office hits has proved people are still going to the movie theatres, despite the convenience of watching movies at home.
IEX is a lit exchange that reflects much more accurate share prices and eliminates the predatorial strategies used by market makers and hedge funds.
These strategies include PFOF and high frequency trading.
Recently, Citadel, Charles Schwab, and the NYSE have teamed up to destroy new SEC Proposals.
However, ‘We The Investors’ has challenged Wall Street by submitting more than 1,300 letters supporting the SEC’s proposals.
Retail Wants Orders Processed Through the Lit Exchange
The SEC is supposed to be protecting retail investors from nefarious market practices.
Therefore, it is the SEC’s duty to find a solution and locate the money that retail is missing.
Retail wants orders processed through the lit exchange.
Market makers do not have the consent to move retail money through dark pools or other foreign markets.
Can the SEC Suspend Dark Pools?
Yes, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has the authority to suspend dark pools if it believes that they are violating securities laws or posing a risk to investors or the integrity of the markets.
Dark pools are private trading venues that allow institutional investors to buy and sell large blocks of securities without revealing their trading intentions to the public.
While dark pools can provide benefits such as reducing market impact and improving execution quality, they can also raise concerns about transparency and fairness.
The SEC has taken action in the past to regulate dark pools and address potential abuses.
For example, in 2014, the SEC brought charges against a major dark pool operator for making false statements to investors about the operation of its trading platform, leading to a $12 million settlement.
In 2020, the SEC proposed rules that would increase transparency and disclosure requirements for dark pools.
If the SEC determines that a dark pool is engaged in unlawful activities or poses a risk to investors or the markets, it can suspend the dark pool’s operations, require it to take remedial actions, or take other enforcement actions as appropriate.
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These are shares that have been borrowed and not yet returned to the lender.
Hedge funds borrow these shares to short AMC stock.
At some point, these shares eventually have to be returned whether short sellers simply return them without necessarily selling them in the market, or through a ‘buy-back’ when closing their short positions.
Small spikes in AMC’s share price in correspondence with a drop in short interest suggests some short closing.
We’ve seen this on very high-volume trading days.
Now imagine all of these shares getting returned to the lender from shorts closing positions.
That’s a lot of buying power getting injected into the stock, forcing shares to spike.
Also known as a short squeeze.
#3.The cost to borrow AMC is higher than ever
The cost to borrow is the annual fee hedge funds are paying to borrow shares to short the company stock.
However, other shareholders say there should have been a vote on the dividend as it created further losses for shareholders.
23.7% of market participants said they hold more AMC shares than they do APE, which means these investors either continued to purchase more AMC shares after the dividend or have sold some APE shares to manage their losses.
32.5% of market participants said they hold an equal amount of both AMC and APE shares, suggesting they have neither bought or sold or may have purchased the same amount equally.
As “Avatar: The Way of Water” gets closer to the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office, James Cameron says it’s a reminder that moviegoers still value the theatrical experience in an era of streaming dominance.
“I’m thinking of it in the terms of we’re going back to theaters around the world. They’re even going back to theaters in China where they’re having this big COVID surge. We’re saying as a society, ‘We need this! We need to go to theaters.’ Enough with the streaming already! I’m tired of sitting on my ass. Source:Variety.
In recent news, Netflix’s showing of Glass Onion in movie theaters cost the streaming service $200 million for taking it out too early.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery starring Daniel Craig was released in the U.S. as well as the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
The film earned $15 million at the box office but CNBC says the showing could have made $200 million if it had been kept in theatres longer.
The sequel to Johnson’s popular “Knives Out” opened in nearly 700 theaters, the largest release of any Netflix original film to date, 200 of which were AMC Entertainment theatres.
Unfortunately for the online streaming platform, hundreds of millions of dollars were left on the table.
Box office analysts say Glass Onion could have earned much higher earnings if Netflix had opted for a traditional wide release of 2,000 to 4,000 theaters.
The strange release for “Glass Onion” also prompted industry insiders to question the streamer’s theatrical release strategy.
CNBC stated, “Netflix has backtracked on its previous policies, including by introducing an ad-supported subscription option, leading many to wonder whether the company should rethink its resistance to the traditional Hollywood movie release model as it looks for new ways to grow revenue. “
Amazon is Investing Billions in the Movie Theatre Industry
Amazon plans to invest more than $1 billion per year into theatrical distribution releases per Bloomberg news.
Amazon.com Inc. will be investing billions of dollars to produce movies that will release in theatres, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.
This is the largest commitment to the movie theatre industry by an internet company, says Bloomberg.
The world’s largest online retailer aims to make between 12 and 15 movies annually that will get a theatrical release.
Amazon is still sorting out this strategy said people who asked not to be identified.
That number of releases puts Amazon on par with major studios such as Paramount Pictures.
CNBC says this is a positive sign for the movie theatre industry.
“While a $1 billion annual investment for film development is on the lower end of what major Hollywood studios spend each year, it’s a positive sign for the movie theater business, which has struggled in the wake of the pandemic.”
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