AMC Shares Blockbuster Box Office Sales for October

The company will report earnings next Monday, Nov. 8

Deputy Editor
Nov 1, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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The shares of AMC Entertainment Holding Inc (NYSE:AMC) are up 3.6% at $36.73 this morning, after the movie theater firm said global ticket sales for October came in at their highest level since the beginning of the pandemic -- marking a 20-month high. This announcement comes just ahead of AMC's third-quarter earnings report, which is due out after the close next Monday, Nov. 8. 

Analysts are anticipating a loss of 53 cents per share on $717.05 million in revenue for the third quarter. A look back at the firm's last eight reports shows mostly well-received results, with just two next-day swings being negative. Regardless of direction, AMC has averaged a next-day return of 6.5% after these last eight reports. 

Thanks to its meme stock status, the security has tacked on 1,602.4% year-to-date, but now, with some positive news to back up this impressive price action, the security could be ready for some incoming bull notes. This is especially true considering the stock's 12-month consensus price target of $5.44 is an 84.9% discount to current levels, and all five in coverage call the stock a "hold" or worse. 

The stock is still a ways away from its record peak of $72.62, but a recent pullback looks to have found its footing at the 140-day moving average. Meanwhile, today's pop puts the stock back above the $36 level, which served as support in late September through early October. 

The equity is still heavily shorted, too. Though short interest fell 5% in the last reporting period, the 92.24 million shares sold short make up 18% of the stock's available float.

Lastly, the stock's Schaeffer's Volatility Scorecard (SVS) ranks at 97 out of 100, implying that the stock tends to outperform said volatility expectations -- a boon for buyers. 

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