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APE Shares Surge +180% in The Past 5 Trading Days

Market News: AMC Preferred Equity (APE) rises.
Market News: AMC Preferred Equity (APE) rises.

APE shares have surged more than 180% in the past 5 trading days.

Volume has been a massive component to helping push the equity on an uptrend.

The question is why APE?

AMC shares are down -16.63% in the past 5 trading days and trading at $4.06.

The unusual occurrence began after CEO Adam Aron announced shareholders would receive the chance to vote on two new proposals.

  1. The conversation of APE equity back to AMC common shares.
  2. And approval of a 1:10 reverse stock split.

Recently, the demand for AMC’s Preferred Equity (APE) has been much higher than that of AMC Entertainment shares.

Are short sellers beginning to close out their positions in APE?

Or is this simply volume from retail?

Let’s discuss it.

APE Short Interest Today

APE’s short interest today is at 8.60%, which is still relatively high, though it’s possible it may have come down.

Yahoo Finance listed APE as the #1 most shorted stock earlier in December.

Now we’re seeing the equity surge more than 180% in the past few days based on volume.

APE shares rose 75% before the Christmas holiday with volume reaching more than 177 million, up 158 million in trading volume from its average of 19.6 million.

On Tuesday, we’re seeing big trading volume come in with more than 55 million in the first hour and a half.

AMC APE Share Price Today.
AMC APE Share Price Today | APE shares surge.

Will APE shares continue to rise?

There seems to be a discrepancy where we’re seeing AMC and APE’s charts mirror each other, but the complete opposite way.

While APE shares rise, AMC shares fall, especially when looking at the past 5-day trading charts.

AMC VS APE.
AMC VS APE | APE shares surge.

It’s hard to say whether what we’re seeing with APE is shorts closing when we look at AMC’s chart directly next to APE.

It’s almost as if value is being extracted from AMC into APE.

And according to a Nasdaq report, only 0.18% of institutions are currently holding APE shares, so where is this volume coming from?

Have you purchased APE shares in the past 5 days?

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What do you think of these two discrepancies between AMC and APE shares?

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Nasdaq Reports 0.18% APE Institutional Ownership

APE institutional ownership
Market News: Latest APE institutional ownership report.

Nasdaq’s latest report on APE is showing the security only has 0.18% in institutional ownership.

AMC’s Preferred Equity was recently listed on Yahoo Finance’s ‘Top Most Shorted Stocks List‘.

The stock has had an insane amount of demand in the market from retail investors, but overleveraged shorting has suppressed the stock’s price from rising.

APE has fallen below $1 despite above average daily trading volume.

But institutional ownership has also largely declined according to the latest Nasdaq report.

And with AMC Entertainment selling APE shares through Citigroup, holders of the equity keep getting hammered.

Here’s the latest on APE.

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New and Sold Out APE Positions

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APE institutional holdings – Franknez.com.

According to Nasdaq, there are only 8 new institutional positions in APE with 298 total sold out positions.

This is equivalent to 327,046 institutional shares added versus 145.5 million shares sold.

Out of 13 institutions holding APE, 4 remained unchanged.

APE institutional ownership
APE institutional ownership | APE institutional holdings – Source(s): Nasdaq

This means retail investors have very little help from institutions in driving the share price up.

Nearly all institutions who received APE through AMC have sold it.

AMC Entertainment capitalized from APE in October when it was able to claim $106 million and pay down some debt.

Not even insiders are buying the equity.

But AMC shareholders are convinced that APE’s high short interest mixed with large buying pressure will trigger an APE short squeeze.

Does APE Need Institutional Buyers to Squeeze?

I’d love to hear your opinion on this.

The past has shown us that both retail and institutional investors moved AMC Entertainment stock to higher highs in 2021.

Retail investors were able to successfully instill confidence in institutions as AMC’s share price began to rise.

Or is APE’s major decline simply a factor from this year’s bear market?

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AMC’s Preferred Equity ‘APE’ Falls Below $1

Market News: APE falls below $1 as short sellers suppress the stock.
Market News: APE falls below $1 as short sellers suppress the stock.

APE is now trading below $1.

Short sellers have been able to attack AMC’s Preferred Equity through the use of overleveraged shorting methods.

APE recently made #1 on Yahoo’s “Top Most Shorted Stock List“.

The equity closed at $0.98 per share and fell as low as $0.90 on Wednesday.

Majority of the market pumped during JPow’s announcement but both AMC and APE finished red on the day despite above average trading volume.

APE had an exceptional amount of buying power reaching 62.8 million, it’s average trading volume is 16.2 million.

The manipulation of APE in the market has shareholders looking at the CEO.

Citigroup’s Ties with APE and AMC Entertainment

Citigroup APE
Citigroup APE ties. AMC Entertainment news + more.

AMC Entertainment announced that it would hire Citigroup to help it sell 425 million APE shares.

This comes from the movie theatre chain’s strategy to capitalize from its shareholders to pay down debt.

Shareholders have argued in the past that the issuance of APE should have been voted for.

AMC Entertainment was able to successfully and legally claim a fraction of shareholder’s hard-earned capital in order to keep raise cash.

While there are shareholders who are willing to give their entire paycheck to the company, others weren’t too happy with the move.

Now it’s been disclosed that Citigroup has been shorting AMC Entertainment for the better part of over two years now.

Citigroup’s 13F-HR filing shows the company has been selling shares while trading put options in the derivatives market.

Meanwhile, the bank has also been downgrading AMC’s share price and promoting it in the media.

That’s right, the partner that is helping AMC sell APE shares has also been capitalizing from shorting the company.

Shareholders Look to Adam Aron for Answers

While there are shareholders that have total trust in AMC’s CEO Adam Aron, there are others who simply want answers.

Shareholders are invested in AMC Entertainment in order to capitalize from the company, but it currently seems to be the other way around.

AMC Entertainment just launched their online merchandise store, which is incredibly bullish for the company as it allows them to venture into other income streams.

This however does not prevent certain shareholders from wanting answers on APE’s dilution and massive suppression in share price.

Still, majority of shareholders seem to hold on to the CEO’s statement when he said to not confuse his silence with inaction.

But I’m curious to know what you think.

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How Much Will APE Stock Be Worth?

how much will APE stock be worth?
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.

Let’s get started!

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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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AMC Becomes One of The Most Purchased Stocks

Market News: AMC becomes one of the most purchased stocks on Fidelity
Market News: AMC becomes one of the most purchased stocks on Fidelity

Wall Street is baffled as AMC becomes one of the most purchased stocks on Fidelity in the past week.

Mark Taylor from Mirabaud Securities says “the ‘smart guys’ are confused and fighting from a position of weakness.”

But has the retail community really been that covert?

The retail community has been fighting against market injustices for over a year now, which a lot has been an effort to drive short sellers out of ‘meme stocks’ such as AMC and GameStop.

‘Meme stocks’ have been suppressed by market makers and short sellers in order to prevent the stocks’ high demand from causing further losses.

It was reported AMC short sellers had lost more than $1 billion this year so far.

Are retail investors about to deliver another blow to Wall Street?

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AMC breaks $20 again

AMC Entertainment stock has broken the $20 levels again.

It’s going to have to hold well above $26-$27 if retail investors are to see it beyond $30 again.

AMC had peaked to $27.47 during the pre-market but underperformed like majority of stocks.

While trading volume in the past two days has been over 100m, today’s volume showed signs of cooling momentum.

Still, AMC is holding around $22.50 relatively well.

Shareholders are loading up on the stock prior to the new dividend distributions.

AMC will be distributing 1 APE stock for every 1 AMC share investors hold.

The new security will be tradable in the market and will provide the company with liquidity to pay down their debt and raise cash if need be.

For investors, a cash cow that may significantly grow in value.

This incentive is attracting more investors to buy the theatre chain stock and causing confusion amongst short sellers.

But there’s one thing mainstream media isn’t discussing, and that’s that retail activists and shareholders aren’t going anywhere.

Some folks truly don’t know

The retail community might have been painted as degenerates that originated from the Wall Street Bets Reddit forum and that what happened last year simply happened.

But that’s not the case at all.

The activist community has grown and has aimed at the SEC for its incompetence in market structure.

Marketing campaigns have sprawled on the streets of Chicago calling out Citadel’s Ken Griffin for market manipulation and Gary Gensler for allegedly being complicit.

Even the DTCC is under fire by retail investors yearning for change in the market.

The Depositary Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) had its windows covered with flyers that read – DTCC, Disgraceful, Thieving, Complicit, Committee “allowing financial crimes under their watch”.

The market manipulation that has suppressed ‘meme stocks’ such as AMC for over a year now have prevented the stock from squeezing the big players from the game.

Loopholes have raised the attention of millions of investors who simply want to participate in a fair market where supply and demand dictate price action, not market makers and complicit regulators.

Some folks don’t truly know this, but this is a new breed of retail investors.

‘Meme stocks’ become beacons for change

So why are people becoming obsessive with stocks such as AMC and GameStop?

It’s because in today’s world, people are obsessed with real positive change.

For change in their daily lives, change in the financial lives, and change in the markets for the future generation.

Wall Street will very soon notice it’s time to pass the torch.

Finance is changing, culture is changing.

This is why AMC stock has become one of the most purchased stocks in the market.

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Investors Bulk Up on AMC Stock Before Dividend

AMC stock
Market News: AMC volume surges as investors wait for APE stock dividend

Investors are bulking up on AMC stock prior to the new stock dividend.

The big volume has caused AMC Entertainment stock to rise 18.86% on Friday and more than 15% on Monday.

A new $APE stock was announced during Thursday’s Q2 earnings call, part of a dividend AMC Entertainment will be distributing to shareholders later this month.

This ‘AMC Preferred Equity’, or APE, will be available to all AMC shareholders by the 19th of August.

Investors should see the new ticker on their broker accounts the following trading day.

But why is this new $APE stock a big deal?

That’s what we’re here to discuss.

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AMC’s volume surges

AMC’s trading volume has more than doubled surpassing 100 million both on Friday and Monday.

This strong demand for the stock has also caused the stock to trade significantly higher.

AMC closed at $22.18 on Friday and traded around $25.50 per share majority of Monday’s trading day, even reaching $26 per share.

The stock is up more than +56% on the 5-day trading chart and more than +61% on the monthly.

The high volume in the recent days suggests retail investors are going in the offense to make the most out of this upcoming APE stock dividend.

How many APE will AMC shareholders receive?

AMC shareholders will receive one APE share for every AMC share they hold.

(Ex. 1,000 share of AMC = 1,000 additional shares of APE stock)

Shareholders will be able to trade APE stock based on supply and demand meaning the security will indeed hold value.

The value shareholders will be receiving in the next few weeks is unlike anything else in the market.

APE stock IPO

AMC Ape stock

Although APE stock is merely a dividend from an already publicly traded company (AMC Entertainment), the structure could almost be seen as an IPO due to its introduction to the market.

This means that like an IPO, we could expect APE stock to surge in price during its first few days to weeks in the market.

The sheer volume on its own could create a massive surge similar to what we witnessed with HKD stock, especially if institutions buy in heavily.

Perhaps it’s not the exact magnitude we saw with HKD stock, but something similar with enough buying power and demand for the stock.

Here, shareholders will be able to maximize profits from APE stock and AMC stock, if AMC has not already squeezed short sellers.

There will be money to be made for early adopters.

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Related: HKD Stock Squeezes from $13.54 to More Than $2.5k

AMC Rises 54.78% Ending Trading Week Strong

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Market News: AMC stock rises to $22.18 per share

AMC Entertainment stock rose +18.86% on Friday, a day after the movie theatre chain company beat Q2 earnings.

The stock is now up 54.78% on the 5-day trading week.

Shareholders are bracing for a long-awaited upwards break after many months of downtrend.

Is AMC Entertainment stock about to take off again?

Let’s discuss it below.

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AMC jumps after bullish Q2 earnings

AMC Q2 earnings

AMC Entertainment announced it had its best Q2 in 3 years, up 61% from its previous two years according to CEO Adam Aron.

The company was able to seat more than 59 million guests worldwide in Q2 alone, due to massive titles such as Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness and Top Gun: Maverick.

But it’s the new AMC stock dividend that has everyone raving about Q2 earnings.

Shareholders are going to be receiving one $APE share for every $AMC share they hold.

You’ll have to be an AMC shareholder by the 19th of August to get yours straight from your broker the following trading week.

This new stock will not dilute AMC Entertainment stock as $APE is its own security, separate from AMC stock.

Shareholders will be able to buy, sell, and trade the stock like any other security.

In an effort to tackle synthetic shares, here’s what CEO Adam Aron had to say:

The CEO seems to be taking this ‘pounce’ much more fundamentally than retail would have desired.

But is that even a bad thing?

Related: AMC Q2 Earnings Highlights (2022)

Wall Street loses grip

Analysts on Wall Street have been prophesizing the fall of AMC theatres for almost two years now, using mainstream media to mislead investors from buying the stock.

Had you listened to The Fool, Yahoo Finance, and other FUD platforms, you would have missed this opportunity for the third time.

But do no fret, as a big technical breakout could send AMC retesting the same levels it broke last year, sending AMC’s share price to another all-time high.

Short sellers will have to make a decision to either continue betting against this massive wave, or switch courses and ride with it.

Volume has begun to pick up for AMC, reaching 125.7 million on Friday alone.

Just five days ago the stock was trading at $14.33 per share ending the trading week at $22.18 and $22.45 after hours.

There’s no doubt the stock has begun a bullish trend.

The question is, will retail investors be able to continue to build the momentum leading into next week to break AMC’s next technical level?

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AMC Q2 Earnings Highlights (2022)

AMC Q2 Earnings Highlights
Market News: AMC beats earnings Q2 2022

AMC Q2 earnings have shareholders excited for the future.

The movie theatre chain company had its best 2nd quarter in 3 years, seating more than 59 million guests, up 61% from two years prior.

But perhaps the biggest news yet for AMC Entertainment is its new and upcoming stock dividend, $APE.

Which I’ll discuss more about below.

Did AMC’s Q2 earnings live up to its hype?

Be sure to join the discussion at the end of the article and let the community know your thoughts.

Here are AMC Q2 earnings highlights for 2022.

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AMC yields positive results for Q2 2022

AMC Entertainment announced it had its best Q2 in 3 years, up 61% from its previous two years according to CEO Adam Aron.

The company was able to seat more than 59 million guests worldwide in Q2 alone, due to massive titles such as Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness and Top Gun: Maverick.

Top Gun Maverick is currently the highest grossing film this year nearing $1.3 billion at the box office.

In Q2, AMC had $52 million of positive operating cash flow and $107 million positive EBITDA, which is relative to the strength of a company.

The company ended Q2 with $1.18 billion in liquidity, a trend we’ve seen in the past with Q1 of 2022.

AMC announced it had reduced its deferred rent by more than $250 million and plans to reduce it by another $40 million ending the year.

While AMC has become a target for Wall Street firms and journalists, it looks like opposers will continue to eat crow for the time being.

The largest movie theatre chain in the world has become a force to be reckoned with.

AMC issues APE dividend

One of the most exciting news confirmed during AMC’s Q2 earnings call was that of the issue of a new dividend.

Investors holding AMC Entertainment stock by August 19 will be granted a new stock for each AMC share they hold under the stock ticker symbol $APE.

This will be an additional security and will not dilute AMC’s float as it is a separate stock.

The ticker symbol APE stands for ‘AMC Preferred Equity’.

AMC plans to use this currency as a means to pay down debt and raise additional cash.

The new currency will be available to all international AMC shareholders and will be tradable in the market.

So, was AMC’s Q2 earnings what you expected?

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