AMC Entertainment on the other hand has beat earnings expectations every quarter since the beginning of 2021 when retail investors backed the company in an attempt to squeeze short sellers.
The company has been reducing its debt and increasing its value through a series of innovative and fundamental strategies such as the acquisition of several new movie theatre locations, the introduction of NFTs and cryptocurrency payment, and now the collaboration with online streaming platform giant Netflix.
The movie theatre chain recently partnered with Disney to offer Disney+ customers with exclusive perks such as special screenings at AMC movie theatres.
Is AMC Entertainment a sell?
Value investors would tell you otherwise.
InvestorPlace says now is the time to buy AMC stock as the company has come down dramatically from its all-time high.
Wall Street Journal just published a piece on the AMC community where the conflict of interest is only so obvious.
They refer to the community as a mob and disrespect AMC’s CEO Adam Aron by saying apes made the CEO “play by their rules.”
WSJ tries to discredit the CEO and portrays the community as an entirely different culture than what it is.
Come to find out, Ken Griffin actually owns Wall Street Journal, well sorta.
Let’s dive right into it.
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Now, we can’t be too harsh on the two writers who published this article.
Afterall, they’re just doing their job, right?
Who owns the Wall Street Journal?
The Wall Street Journal is owned by News Corp., a company where Ken Griffin’s Citadel has a stake in.
News Corp is Wall Street Journal’s parent company.
Not only do they have ownership of the Wall Street Journal, but they also own other DOW Jones assets such as the Dow Jones Newswire.
Other media brands by the DOW Jones include Barrons and MarketWatch, media companies who have been attacking AMC Entertainment all year.
All these finance media platforms are tied and owned by News Corp.
So, where does Ken Griffin come in?
Ken Griffin Owns Almost 1.4 Million Shares of News Corp.
CEO of Citadel Securities, Ken Griffin owns News Corp, the company that has ownership over Wall Street Journal, Barrons, MarketWatch, DOW Jones, and other media outlets spewing ill words of AMC Entertainment and its community.
Retail investors have never been this invested in the markets before. A lot of you have been increasing your knowledge database all year.
We used to park our money in long term index funds or pick some of our favorite companies to invest in and that was it. We let the media decide how to move the markets and we made decisions based on that.
However, ever since investing in momentum stocks such as AMC and GME stock, retail investors have never had a chance at a fair market; until now. The AMC and GME community are changing everything.
From deciding the worth of a company, to being a driving force that has the ability to save industries, hedge funds have awoken a sleeping giant.
Welcome to Franknez.com – I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on the growth and impact of our community recently. Here are 5 reasons why hedge funds fear retail investors right now.
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#1. Knowledge Is Getting Spread
More retail investors have joined the markets and are getting a dose of knowledge every day. If you really think about it, more people have begun investing in the stock and crypto markets than ever before.
People are tired of not doing something to change their current positions in life. Be it monetary for most. Retail investors are in the markets and taking life changing measures to change their financial situations.
And I’m proud of you for that because that’s what it’s going to take to make it out there. Keeping your money in BofA or Wells Fargo isn’t going to multiply your money.
So kudos to you for taking calculated risk and allowing your money to work for you. And if you haven’t shown a friend or family member how to invest in the markets yet, I’m going to leave a link at the end of the article that you can send them so you can save your time from showing them how.
Meme stocks changed the markets in the way that it brought a ton of new retail investors to the game. But what happened next shocked hedge funds. The knowledge of malpractice in the markets spread and now we’ve created a massive movement towards having a fair market.
Knowledge in our community has spread and can continue to spread like wildfire. This is a massive threat now more than ever to hedge funds illegally shorting the companies we’re betting on.
#2. Naked Shorting & Dark Pools Have Gone Mainstream
What was once denied and hidden to the public for so many years has now become public. Naked shorting and dark pools have gone mainstream through platforms such as CNBC and FOX News.
Our community has magnified the cancer in our markets and the spotlight is now directed towards these problems.
We’ve forced the media to cover our story. We’ve forced change to an extent and we must keep making noise.
Naked shorting and dark pool trading must be stopped. I’ve seen many of you tag Gary Gensler and the SEC on Twitter. Keep it up.
Believe me when I say they see our concerns and they see your comments. Let your voice be heard even when it feels like it isn’t being heard. I hear you, the community hears you, and believe me they hear you too.
#3. We’re Putting Real Pressure On Regulations
We know the SEC hears us because they’ve been pushing regulations out although hedge funds continue to find a way around them.
However, we know that the SEC is only making themselves seem like they are doing something, so they don’t look complacent in the eyes of mainstream media.
But we know nothing has really changed. In fact, hedge funds are fighting the SEC on delaying liquidations and margin calls right this very moment.
OCC Requests To Delay Liquidation
Retail investors on Reddit recently came across a proposal sent to the SEC by the OCC (Options Clearing Corporation) to delay liquidation in short and long positions.
Here are the rules the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is requesting:
Rule 1104(b) – authority to delay the immediate liquidation of a suspended Clearing Member’s margin deposits and to use such deposits to borrow or otherwise obtain funds from third parties
Rule 1106(e) – authority to determine not to close out a suspended Clearing Member’s unsegregated long positions or short positions in options or BOUNDs, or long or short positions in futures
And Rule 1106(f) – authority to execute hedging transactions to reduce the risk associated with any collateral or positions not immediately liquidated or closed out pursuant to Rules 1104(b) and 1006(e)
We have the power to call out the SEC and Gary Gensler and say we do not approve this as it’s a violates the protection of retail investors from manipulation in the markets.
Only you can do that. We need to ensure that hedge funds get their positions liquidated for AMC and GME to squeeze. Squeezing hedge funds from their positions will do more than make retail investors rich, it will create real change for future investors.
We have the power to create a fair market. All we have to do is be proactive about what we want.
You can read the rest of the incredible DD on r/superstonks here.
#4. Hedge Funds Continue To Eat Millions of Dollars
For every day you hold, hedge funds shorting AMC and GME stock continue to face devastating losses.
I get it, red days aren’t the most exciting. And seeing the manipulation occur in front of our own eyes doesn’t make matters better.
But know this. You holding your stock is causing our adversary so much money that they’ve become so desperate to the point they are asking the SEC for delays on liquidations.
Community, I think we’re getting close.
We are crushing it!
Why Are Hedge Funds Delaying The Inevitable?
They are trying to wear you out. Patience is difficult, I know. By delaying liquidation, they chisel away at retail investors with low convictions.
These institutions have been playing a game of psychology with us all year. They’ve even used AI technology to predict retail’s moves. Their technology can’t give them proper data when all we’re doing is buying and holding the stock though.
This strategy has been our biggest advantage and I’m confident in saying it’s going to pay off.
#5. Retail Investors Are More Intelligent Than They Thought
I think it’s fair to say retail investors have been greatly underestimated. We tarnished reputations from $0.01 expert analyst predictions, denied our table to a two-faced Jim Cramer, and have made the average person a lot of money on paper.
I guess dumb money isn’t so dumb after all.
Our community has been doing the homework every day for almost ten months now and will not stop advocating a fair market.
This historic moment will never be forgotten. You reading this, yes you; have more power than you could ever imagine.
I’ve Never Said This…
There’s something I’ve been wanting to get off my chest for quite some time now. And I think I’m ready to say it now..
I’m proud of you.
I’m proud of you for staying grounded, for shunning negativity, and for sharing valuable content and data with the rest of us.
I’ve used my platform to protect the community, share the knowledge, and to communicate with you. But ultimately, it’s you who’s made a world’s difference, not me.
Your courage is moving mountains! And that’s why I love this community. Your courage has given me strength when I’ve needed it too. So thank you for simply being you.
Adam Aron, CEO and Chairman of AMC Entertainment announced during the Q2 earnings conference call that AMC theaters would be accepting Bitcoin as online payment for movie tickets by the end of 2021.
Adam said he had been doing deep research in blockchain technology to set up systems to make this happen. The CEO is well aware that its shareholders are big on crypto and wants to further provide value to the community.
In addition, AMC Entertainment will also begin to accept Apple Pay and Google Pay. The chains’ focus at the moment is on providing convenience on top of convenience.
Welcome to Franknez.com – today I want to talk about what this incredible announcement will mean for AMC Entertainment, the stock, and shareholders alike.
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There is so much to talk about here. The Q2 earnings conference call went amazing. AMC shareholders should be just as excited as I am. Cheers to continuous growth.
Adam Aron Shuts Down Naysayers
During the Q2 earning’s call, Adam Aron confidently shut down naysayers doubting AMC’s capabilities and projected growth. The chain is doubling sales through rising attendance and an increased ticket and food sales.
“In short, AMC crushed it in Q2” – Adam Aron.
If you listened to both Q1 and Q2 conference call, then you know just how confident, mature, and innovative AMC projected itself to be this time around.
Rich Greenfield must be planning another way to strike back at the company, that is unless he’s been found with his foot in his mouth.
AMC and GameStop Partnership Teaser
Adam Aron left shareholders in awe after teasing about a possible partnership with GameStop for an ultimate gaming experience in AMC theaters.
He did not say much but did confirm that they are currently discussing innovation to deliver the ultimate move and gaming experience to both their shareholders and guests.
If we’re talking company fundamentals, talks of partnerships and innovation should reflect in both AMC and GME stock in the days to come. I will keep an eye out for more information as more updates unfold.
Warner Bros. Provides Exclusive Window To AMC Entertainment
Warner Brothers and AMC Entertainment just came to an agreement of a 45 day window on new releases. Warner Bros. will not be releasing new films to Disney or other streaming platforms with a 45 day period of its premier.
What a jab to forces claiming AMC Entertainment would lose to online streaming. Streaming services will now be denied access to release new titles as soon as they are released.
Congratulations to AMC Entertainment and CEO Adam Aron on this massive move. As an AMC shareholder it makes me real happy to see this company succeed.
AMC Entertainment Is Working On Bringing Sports To The Big Screen
The AMC UFC showings were a massive success. Showings sold out quick and AMC Entertainment now wants to bring more to the big screen!
“My bet is that we will see more partnerships like this in the near future as venues seek to diversify their offerings and leagues look for increasingly innovative ways to engage fans”, via. Front Office Sports.
Adam Aron announced during the Q2 earnings conference call that the company is working on sealing contracts with the sports industry to screen several type of sport events.
These news has sports fans enthusiastic about new experiences for moviegoers. It’s this type of innovation that will put AMC Entertainment in the eyes of traditional investors who aren’t part of the ape community.
In addition, the CEO is also looking to reserve the rights to showcase more musical events such as that of Chance The Rapper’s ‘Magnificent Coloring World’. Music lovers will get a chance to experience grand shows and performances from the big screen very soon.
‘HODL’, Did You Catch It?
If you didn’t catch this bit during the conference it’s okay. It was very subtle but nonetheless massive news for retail investors.
Adam Aron confirmed him and executives would be ‘holding’ the stock. This means executives cannot sell their shares as AMC’s stock price begins to climb, preventing momentum.
Executives are required to hold their shares under contract for a certain amount of years before they can sell and cash in. For the ape community this means we’re in the clear from the company’s side that is.
So although we don’t have control of what other institutions do as the stock begins to surge again, we know Adam Aron and his team upstairs will not be selling.
A Bright Future Ahead
AMC ended the June 30, 2021 quarter with more than $2 billion of liquidity. This is double the highest quarter ending liquidity level AMC Entertainment has ever had in its 101 year history.
The chain plans to reinvest into the company to enhance the guest experience while increasing it’s revenue through new partnerships in show business.
So, what does this mean for AMC shareholders? Nothing but great news. I expect the buzz will bring in traditional investors for the long haul. AMC stock is the number 1 stock in the market right now and the community only keeps getting stronger.
AMC’s downtrend was not violent. Ladies and gentlemen the community has not sold. AMC’s turnover ratio is extremely low but more on that later.
AMC stock is about to bounce back up and I’m going to explain why. The data presented below does not lie, get excited.
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Community – I want to start off by saying thank you for sharing this information with the public. The community is growing every day and more retail investors are opting in for the opportunity of their lifetime.
I also want to give a special thanks to my Discord group who are always sharing FrankNez articles on social media. You guys rock.
AMC stock hits a new bottom?
AMC stock has been trading around the mid $30 range for a few days now. The stock dropped to the low $30s before beginning to consolidate upwards to mid levels now.
For about a month straight we’ve experienced AMC consolidate in a downwards trend so this little bounce back up could indicate the stock has hit a new bottom.
The last time AMC hit a new bottom was back when it dropped from $20 per share to the $5 per share. People bought AMC stock on the way down and were left bag holding for quite some time. Those who held have a huge payout on paper.
So if you bought at $70 per share while it was going down just be patient. Great things come to those who wait. The community has done an amazing job at keeping everyone informed when FUD arises. We’ve been able to eliminate it as soon as we see it.
The AMC community has never been stronger and more unified. Despite the desperate media attempts to divert the public from selling their stock, retail investors continue holding.
AMC has a low turnover ratio, what does this mean?
A low turnover ratio reflects a buy-and-hold investment strategy. AMC has a 3% turnover ratio which means almost every single ape holding AMC stock is not selling.
This data confirms the dip of the price is not due to retail investors selling. Short sellers have been borrowing millions of shares to short the stock. With majority of retail investors holding, there was very little volume to counter these synthetic sell walls.
Retail investors continue to hold the one asset short sellers need to buy back. The available shares to borrow has also gone down quite significant. This number has gone down to the hundreds of thousands.
Short sellers could continue to overleverage their positions but are currently under high scrutiny from broker firms. What will push AMC’s stock price right now will be buying power. This bullish momentum could ignite short sellers to close out their positions as the price and margin requirements continue to rise.
I believe this will be the last time we see AMC in its $30s. Those who took the advantage to bulk up this discount will experience mainly gains moving forward.
100/100 AMC short squeeze score
S3 Partners are a short interest and securities finance data provider. They deliver real-time and the most accurate short interest analytics.
The tools that S3 partners provides TA’s (technical analysists) allow us to get a technical analysis perspective on the short interest data. Trey and other traders saw AMC had a massive short interest which meant that by using the buy-and-hold strategy, retail investors have the opportunity to squeeze them out of their positions.
Well now we’ve been receiving a lot of data from these niche data collectors saying AMC is primed with a perfect score to squeeze. S3 partners is relaying a score of 100 out of 100.
We’ve seen Fintel’s short squeeze score reach 10/10 on their page as well. This is no coincidence as the data that has been made public by community leaders is now being reflected heavier on these platforms.
We’d be caught in a pickle if the data said otherwise but the numbers don’t lie. Whether AMC is trading at $30, $40, or $50, the stock is primed for a short squeeze.
Retail investors will have to continue to buy and hold the stock to see this come to fruition. If you’ve been doubting where AMC has been going, this should clarify so much. Trust the data.
Special thanks to r/amcstock
I want to give a special thanks to the creator of r/amcstock. I will not mention his name but we connected last month when he joined my Discord group.
This subreddit has been a tremendous help to the movement as it has allowed the community to stay informed. I also want to thank those of you who have been sharing my DD and articles on r/amcstock.
This is actually how the subreddit creator and I connected. He noticed you, the community sharing the information I’ve provided so thank you.