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AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (AMC) Is A Good Investment At Current Valuations

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AMC) concluded the trading at $8.14 on Thursday, September 14 with a fall of -1.21% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $8.24 with its price kept floating in the range of $8.045 and $9.10 on the day. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that AMC hit a high price of $91.68 and saw its price falling to a low level of $7.05 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came subtracting -74.93% in its value.

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With its current market valuation of $1.29 billion. Analysts are in estimates of -$0.57 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to -$2.56 for 2023 with estimates of that growing to -$1.85 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 68.80% for EPS and 27.70% growth next year.

Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $1.19 billion. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $1.05 billion which could climb up to $1.34 billion to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 23.30% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $4.66 billion in 2023, which will be 19.10% more from revenue generated by the company last year.

In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with 1 upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review AMC stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 100% Sell, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Sell for it.

According to ratings assigned by 8 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 4 of them are recommending AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (AMC) as a Hold, while 0 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 0 analysts for the stock is an Underweight while number of those analysts who rated the stock as an Overweight is 0, whereas 4 of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.

Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the AMC stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is -49.49% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is -73.64% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 26.42 while volatility remained at 12.01% over the past week which changes to 15.63% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 1.97, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 2.51. In predicting price targets of as low as $4.41 and as high as $45.00, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $16.22. Stock’s current price level is 45.82% above from estimated low price target while it is -452.83% below the estimated high; and even if the AMC’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $10.00, then the outlook of -22.85% could come to the excitement of the investors.

In comparing AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (AMC)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of -1.21% and that of -90.51% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Cinemark Holdings Inc. (CNK) which saw its stock price fall by -0.12% in the last trading and went through an increase of 23.65% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player The Marcus Corporation (MCS) has rise 1.15% up in previous session, but over the past year has faced a fall of -7.28%, while Reading International Inc. (RDI) was also up 3.69% however its price remained floating in the red at -40.63% over the same period. AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was up 0.84% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session higher at 0.96%.

Having a second look at AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AMC) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 11.69 million, while it jumped to 39.55 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 158.36 million.

The figures also indicate that as of Aug 30, 2023, number of stock’s short shares was 23.21 million which implies a short ratio of 1.75. This shows up a 14.66% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In August the standing of shares short improved as it was 15.62 million in the previous month. Subtraction of -77.33% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.