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AMC Nears High Demand Levels: What to Watch For

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Market News: AMC TA indicates bullish momentum is near

AMC Entertainment stock is nearing a major demand level as share prices continue to decline.

The stock closed at $8.58 on Thursday after hitting a low of $8.30 on the intraday chart.

Volume on Thursday fell below the average of 46.3 million by 20.9 million.

But AMC is treading a fine line as the high $8 and low $9 levels have proven in the past to be a strong support for the stock.

Breaking below $8 could send the price to test a high demand level around $6.50 per share.

In this article I’m going to explain what shareholders should look out for in the next coming weeks.

Let’s get started!

Momentum levels are on the brink of reversing

If you’ve watched one of the latest videos on my channel regarding the TTM Squeeze indicator, then you know all about the massive impact this indicator is signaling.

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The TTM squeeze indicator is an indicator that signals heavy buying or selling momentum.

When AMC began to run up before ultimately hitting its all-time high of $72 per share, we see this indicator was already predicting heavy bullish momentum.

TTM Squeeze indicator - AMC Stock
TTM Squeeze indicator – AMC stock

The TTM Squeeze indicator is the chart at the very bottom whereas the top is AMC’s price action.

Dark green shrinking candles indicate the stock is on the brink of losing momentum and often times serves as a sell indicator.

We see that as the dark green momentum candles shrunk, AMC’s price action is followed by a massive crash.

Now let’s take a look at what happened when the TTM Squeeze indicator switched from bullish momentum to bearish momentum.

As the indicator transitioned from bullish momentum and began to show signs of bearish momentum, we can see AMC had a drastic drop in share price.

The TTM Squeeze indicator predicts big moves ahead.

A new transition is in play

So where is AMC today?

AMC is actually in a period where bearish momentum has begun to die out, leaving room for buyers to takeover.

It makes sense as AMC’s share price is hovering just above key levels of support, which have also been known as high demand levels.

Below you’ll see the TTM Squeeze indicator shows bearish momentum has completely gone out on the weekly timeframe.

The transition from red to green momentum candles will signify big moves lie ahead for AMC Entertainment stock.

But we’ll need one or two of these weekly timeframe momentum candles to serve as confirmations.

If these candles break through, then it’s a clear indication AMC is on track for some massive price action.

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What’s on the other side of the coin?

If AMC fails to establish this momentum through buying pressure, short sellers will be able to take over once again.

AMC’s share price would further plunge, and that would be an article for another time.

But for now, the transition towards bullish momentum seems much more likely.

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Short Sellers Target AMC’s Preferred Equity (APE)

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Market News: Short sellers aim at AMC’s newly acquired foundation, APE

Short sellers are targeting AMC’s Preferred Equity (APE), shorting both the companies’ emergency fund, and shareholders’ equity.

APE’s short interest has officially surpassed AMC’s short interest, now reportedly 30.10% via Ortex Data.

During the run to $27 we saw AMC’s SI tumble to 17% signifying released short seller pressure.

However, today we see short sellers have opened new positions, raising AMC’s short interest to 21.17% and creating bearish momentum for the stock’s share price.

Well, the same thing is happening to APE.

Short sellers have targeted AMC’s Preferred Equity hoping to make some cash during a potential meltdown.

But will it be that easy?

After all, there is a big demand for both these stocks – and with enough momentum; well, it could just create two short squeezes.

Let’s discuss it below.

Volume cools leading to the weekend

AMC and APE had big volume at the beginning of the week when AMC’s Preferred Equity debuted on Monday.

In fact, APE has now set a higher average volume than AMC sitting at 71.5 million.

That’s 22.5 million more in average volume than AMC’s.

The excitement over the new ticker has retail investors invested heavily.

But others are quickly trying to kill off any momentum created by the retail scene.

This morning ticker symbol APE rose to 100 in utilization indicating short sellers have now gone into a full blown out short selling spree.

But AMC and APE aren’t the only tickers whose volume or share price cooled down leading towards the weekend.

The entire market played in bears’ favor this Friday.

The SPY fell -2.81%, while NASDAQ fell -2.74%.

SPY has a level of support around $400 and if the market continues to downtrend and breaks this level, it’s very likely we see its next major level of support at $390.

But the market was heavily oversold which means it’s possible we begin to see a nice bounce up to $417-$420.

AMC and APE closed with 35.7 million and 13.6 million in volume respectively on Friday.

Will AMC’s Preferred Equity (APE) go up?

Will APE stock go up?
Will APE go up?

AMC and APE currently have approximately the same market cap of 4.7 billion each – due to the split.

The company was able to join the Russell 1,000 in June of 2022 when it managed to meet the $7.3 billion criteria after reaching $7.5 billion before the cutoff time in May.

When AMC reached its all-time high of $72 per share in June of 2021, the world’s largest movie theatre chain grew its market cap to an astonishing $28.44 billion.

AMC Market Cap June 2021
AMC Market Cap June 2021 – Source

AMC’s market cap increased as the value of its share price increased.

How did this happen?

Well, millions of investors began purchasing the stock like crazy – volume was reaching +500 million, +700 million, and +900 million during single trading days.

Once institutions saw there was heavy momentum happening on retail’s end, they began to jump in as well.

In order for AMC or APE to reach all-time high levels, the market cap will have to increase.

Because as soon as momentum picks up again, institutions combined with short sellers buying back their shares will further fuel AMC or APE’s market cap.

Will AMC and APE skyrocket?

This will depend on how valuable the company can become, no matter how fast or how slow it achieves this process.

Why is APE being shorted more than AMC?

According to the reported short interest data provided by Ortex, APE is currently being shorted more than AMC stock.

AMC Entertainment designed APE as a means to raise capital for a rainy day.

The company has access to a fraction of shareholders’ equity should they need to pay off debt or make a worthy investment in another business venture.

APE is a tool that allows AMC Entertainment to not only stay afloat in case of another catastrophic event, but it provides the theatre chain with opportunity to grow and progress.

Short sellers are targeting this massive foundation in hopes of crippling the century old company.

Things didn’t quite work out in short sellers’ favor last year when big bets were being placed against AMC during their bankruptcy announcements.

But retail investors were able to arm the CEO with billions to resuscitate the company, burning those who prophesized the doom of the cinema experience.

Now it seems short sellers are pursuing a vendetta against retail investors and the company.

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Big Volume in AMC Shows Investors Aren’t Leaving

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Market News: High volume in AMC Entertainment stock shows retail isn’t leaving

AMC Entertainment stock might have dropped in share price, but the volume shows investors aren’t leaving.

In fact, there’s been a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) occurring where retail investors are either being advised to sell AMC’s Preferred Equity (APE) by brokers or being advised to sell AMC stock altogether by mainstream media.

While both might be quite alarming, investors seem to be holding down the fort for the movie theatre chain.

And if you’re puzzled by what may lie ahead for AMC then this article will provide you with some clarity.

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The theatre chain has gained a loyal following

AMC Entertainment’s volume remains healthy despite the uncertainty in both the market and company during these misinformed times.

The movie theatre chain has received little to no accolades for not only surviving the challenge of the pandemic lockdowns, but for an incredible and speedy recovery during the retail movement.

The company has managed to pay off a ton of debt, acquire several new successful locations across the country, and beat earnings every quarter since 2021.

AMC Entertainment also purchased a huge stake in gold and silver mining company Hycroft, instantly raising $295 million in just two weeks.

Yet CEO and Chairman Adam Aron is ridiculed for doing what no one else in history has done, communicating with shareholders to save a century old company from the grips of Wall Street market manipulators.

But the truth is Adam Aron is a sharp businessman and has an incredible skill for raising capital out of thin air.

He recently proposed AMC’s Preferred Equity, or $APE.

APE allows the company to have access to a fraction of shareholder’s capital in AMC stock by dividing the stock’s value into two separate securities.

While AMC Entertainment might not be able to dilute more AMC shares unless approved by shareholders, the company has access to do so with APE, raising a large sum of capital at any given moment.

It’s a genius move on behalf of the company and investors are happy to contribute to any possible catalyst that may potentially squeeze short sellers.

Retail investors continue to buy AMC stock

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Retail investors continue to buy AMC stock

On Wednesday the movie theatre chain closed with its average of 49 million in volume.

The previous trading days consisted of trading at the average volume or twice its average volume, reaching more than 100 million.

AMC’s high volume shows that despite falling share prices, there’s high demand for the movie theatre stock.

On social media, ‘apes’ continue to raise awareness of market injustices and lack of proper institutional regulation.

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said on Twitter, “regulators are looking to bring greater transparency into short selling”, a practice that market makers and hedge funds have overleveraged to suppress stocks such as AMC, GameStop, and many more from reflecting their true demand in the market.

Gary Gensler said in February during a Bloomberg exclusive that 90%-95% of retail’s orders are not processed through the lit exchange such as the NYSE.

But retail investors are making a ruckus, exposing conflicts of interest in the finance sector and demanding change.

For decades now the voice of reason has fallen on deaf ears, even Forbes is calling out for Gensler’s resignation.

Investors relay that only another lobbied Chairman will replace him – signifying it makes no difference.

Today, shareholders are looking to create a squeeze in both AMC and APE.

And with enough momentum, it’s impossible to not recreate what occurred in June of 2021.

Is AMC stock worth buying?

If you’re an AMC shareholder, leave a comment below explaining to new investors your thoughts.

Is AMC or APE stock worth buying?

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Is AMC’s Comeback Just the Beginning?

AMC makes a strong comeback
Market News: AMC makes a strong comeback

AMC Entertainment closed at $24.81 on Tuesday after trading volume surpassed its average volume of 46 million by 25.5 million.

The movie theatre chain peaked around $26 per share before retesting the $24 and $25 levels intraday.

Shareholders are anticipating even larger price action after AMC’s dividend is distributed.

Is this just the beginning for AMC Entertainment?

Is a much more aggressive share price on the way?

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Apes get amped for APE

APE stock is on its way.

Every AMC shareholder is going to receive an equivalent amount of ‘AMC Preferred Equity’, aka APE, for every AMC share they hold.

The initiative is part of the company’s strategy which will allow them to raise capital and pay off some debt.

The value of AMC’s share price will be split in half with APE, but shareholders are determined strong buying pressure will send both stocks to the moon.

Investors will have until Friday the 19th to lock the deal and should see the new security in their broker accounts by Monday the 22nd.

The AMC community is certain many people won’t receive the dividend due to the vast amount of naked shorting that has occurred in AMC stock.

Many have contacted their brokers to ensure they will indeed be receiving the dividend on the promised date.

Failure to deliver the dividend would mean big trouble for financial institutions and more than likely a share recall, annihilating short sellers and likely triggering a short squeeze.

While the theory is not far-fetched and actually quite logical, brokers should be able to meet the demand.

Only a few days left until time may tell.

Momentum is building

Last year AMC Entertainment stock hit an all-time high of $72 per share and shareholders are confident the share price will surpass this amount this year.

Today we’re seeing AMC climb back out of the hole it was dragged to when the markets began to drastically pull back.

AMC is showing strong bullish sentiment again which explains why its volume has been exceeding its daily average.

The movie theatre stock will have to break its yearly downtrend above the $27-$28 levels if it’s to go berserk again.

Fortunately, it’s very possible.

But momentum is key.

It was momentum that pushed AMC stock from $2 per share to $20 per share in January of 2021 and it was momentum that also pushed the stock from $14 per share to $72 per share in June of last year.

The stock is currently respecting the mid-$20 levels which shows heavy interest in the movie theatre chain.

Will retail investors be successful in taking AMC to the next level?

I certainly think so.

But it won’t be easy as institutions continue to borrow millions of shares to short the stock.

The suppression is still there which means the momentum will have to be much greater.

Is this the beginning of the end for AMC?

Retail investors rushed to buy AMC stock in January of 2021 to squeeze short sellers and make a lot of money, similar to what occurred with GameStop at the time.

AMC had a high short interest and still does to this date, making it possible to still squeeze short sellers in 2022.

So, say retail investors manage to squeeze shorts and profit from a new all-time high.

Will this be the end for AMC?

I don’t think so.

Not in the way some might think.

See, AMC Entertainment is still a growing company whose improved their fundamentals for almost two years straight.

The century old movie theatre chain has introduced NFT collectibles, shareholder incentives, and movie theatre exclusives and innovations.

Whether AMC goes through another massive price runup, a short squeeze, or MOASS, it’s always going to be that legendary ‘meme stock’ company that kicked Wall Street’s ass.

AMC won’t ever be over, because the community won’t be over.

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Should You Buy AMC Before or After the Dividend?

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Market News: AMC’s APE dividend is only a few days away

Many AMC shareholders are excited about the company’s introduction to APE stock.

However, others are wondering if the dividend is even worth it.

Should you buy AMC before or after the dividend goes through?

This article is going to help you decide the best route for you.

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APE is only a few days away

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AMC Ape Stock | AMC Ape Dividend

Investors who hold or buy AMC stock prior to Friday the 19th will be granted with the same exact number of APE shares on Monday the 22nd for every AMC share they hold.

AMC and APE will make up the value evenly of AMC’s closing price at the end of the bell on Friday.

This means if AMC closes at $25 per share on Friday, both AMC and APE will be worth $12.50 on Monday.

Market conditions based on supply and demand will then decide the future price of both AMC and APE stock.

If you hold $1,000 in AMC, the value of your portfolio will still be worth $1,000 – the only difference is it will be split between two securities (AMC and APE).

APE Theory

The theory behind APE is that it’s supposed to uncover the vast amount of synthetic AMC shares out in the market.

And if it proves to be successful, this will be MASSIVE.

Brokers will have no other option than to open investigations and be obligated to provide investors with APE.

In the process, institutions holding synthetics will be forced to buy back every share they’ve flooded the market with, triggering MOASS (mother of all short squeezes).

This would mean pay day for AMC shareholders, and the greatest destruction of short sellers to ever happen in history.

The theory says that AMC and APE will follow each other relatively closely, so if one skyrockets so will the other.

In this scenario, shareholders are receiving value on top of value.

Who does this benefit?

AMC Ape Dividend | AMC Stock Update
AMC Ape Dividend | AMC Stock Update

If you decide to buy AMC stock due to the APE theory, then it’s worth the risk because the rewards could prove to be extremely high based on the theory.

Fundamentally however, it benefits AMC Entertainment as a company because they will be granted access to half of shareholders capital through APE.

This means the company may cash out at any moment should they decide to raise capital to pay off some debt; APE’s price would then tumble during a hypothetical selloff.

Buying AMC prior to the dividend means you will be granted with APE stock, but half of your capital will be at the company’s disposal should they require access to it.

Buying AMC after the dividend will mean AMC Entertainment stock will be at a bargain price – you can’t get a better deal than that.

Investors can’t go wrong with either, but it’s important to understand your finances and where your money is going.

But I’m curious to learn what you think.

Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section down below.

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How Much Will APE Stock Be Worth?

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Market News: Everything you need to know about AMC’s APE Stock Dividend

AMC shareholders are wondering how much APE stock will be worth.

The dividend was announced during AMC’s 2022 Q2 earnings call and has received a lot of attention.

But there seems to be a lot of misinformation going around regarding the dividend, as well as some hard truths.

In this article I’m going to break down how much APE stock will be worth and what shareholders can expect in the coming weeks for AMC.

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Who will receive APE Stock?

AMC Ape

AMC shareholders will receive 1 APE stock for every 1 share of AMC they hold at the end of the trading day of August 15th, per AMC’s press release.

Shareholders should see the new dividend stock reflect in their broker accounts the following week by Monday the 22nd.

APE stock is not a cash dividend which means shareholders will be able to trade the security like any other stock.

“These 516,820,595 new “AMC Preferred Equity units” will trade on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol APE”, said CEO Adam Aron in a tweet earlier this month.

Shareholders who sell AMC stock prior to the closeout date will not receive APE stock upon the issue date.

Will APE expose synthetic shares?

AMC Ape Stock

There is a 50/50 chance APE stock will expose synthetic shares.

The reason being is that AMC Entertainment has already issued the 516.8 million equity units per outstanding AMC shares.

This means that the equity units already belong to every individual shareholder.

The problem will arise only when AMC shareholders do not receive APE stock.

If AMC shareholders only receive partial APE securities, then brokers will need to address the issue at hand.

An incomplete batch of APE stock could signify shareholders are indeed holding phantom shares.

But how likely is this scenario?

It’s very unlikely since naked shares tend to be transacted outside the lit exchange and are not traceable/recorded for the public.

Here’s what the CEO had to say regarding synthetic shares upon the announcement of this new equity unit.

The preferred equity dividend will go ONLY to company issued shares so if there are institutions holding synthetic shares, they will simply not receive APE.

How much will APE Stock be worth?

No, APE stock will not be worth $0.01 as many thought per AMC’s press release.

Adam Aron confirmed the “$0.01” referred to be merely a ‘placeholder’ used for technical legal terms.

APE stock will be worth approximately 50% of where AMC shares traded just before the dividend.

From there, market trading conditions will determine the ongoing share price of APE stock.

This means that if AMC traded at $25 per share before the dividend goes into effect, shareholders will see both AMC and APE stock reflect $12.50 per share each.

The value of AMC shareholders’ portfolios will not change but rather be divided in half by these two securities.

In other words, the value will be the sum of 1 AMC share plus 1 APE.

What’s up with Dilution rumors?

Is APE stock diluting AMC shares?

Yes and no.

While AMC shares are not being diluted, the introduction of APE stock allows the company to use half of the value of AMC shares to raise capital and pay down debt if they choose to.

Since shareholders have expressed they do not want to dilute AMC anymore, AMC Entertainment’s solution was to create a separate security (APE) from which they could use instead.

For the company, it’s a great fundamental move.

For shareholders, it means giving the company access to half of your capital.

Good or bad, this will depend on what the company means to each individual shareholder of course.

Some will be happy to play such an important role in the company’s growth and fundamentals, others not so much.

Many AMC shareholders purchased the stock to make money from a short squeeze so naturally there could be concerns.

Still, short sellers are betting against a company who are great at business and at raising capital, which is not ideal for them.

AMC Entertainment has proven time and time again Wall Street cannot stop their progress, growth, and innovation.

And where there are short sellers, there is a squeeze potential.

Final thoughts

Investors who purchased AMC stock to make some serious money must check-in with their conviction.

Although AMC’s share price will be divided in half, it will be up to investors to identify whether squeezing short sellers is still a priority.

And if it is, then APE stock should only be seen as another fundamental power move by the company to combat Wall Street opps (opposers).

Money should always be circulating, and that is what AMC Entertainment is successfully doing.

The question is, how will you as an investor allow your money to circulate and work for you?

That decision is yours and only yours to make.

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