AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (NYSE: APE) stock jumped 1.25% on Wednesday to $1.62 against a previous-day closing price of $1.60. With 5.97 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 18.04 million shares. During the session, the Entertainment company that operates in wider Communication Services sector, reached to the highest price of $1.6200 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $1.5750. The 52-week range on APE shows that it touched its highest point at $10.50 and its lowest point at $0.65 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $2.27.
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Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of APE was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 0.62%, but this was up by 14.08% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -27.03% while six-month performance rose 27.56%.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 974.19 million APE shares are outstanding with a float of 971.53 million shares on hand for trading. On Apr 27, 2023, short shares totaled 30.27 million, which was 2.00% higher than short shares on Mar 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Adam M. Aron as the firm’s Chairman, Pres & CEO, Mr. Sean D. Goodman serves as its Exec. VP of International Operations, CFO & Treasurer.
Through their ownership of 23.49% of APE’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 15.91% of APE, in contrast to 15.56% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 0.67%. As the largest shareholder in APE with 15.80% of the stake, Antara Capital LP holds 148,202,848 shares worth 148,202,848. A second-largest stockholder of APE, Jet Capital Investors LP, holds 1,900,000 shares, controlling over 0.20% of the firm’s shares. Tudor Investment Corp. is the third largest shareholder in APE, holding 900,000 shares or 0.10% stake. With a 0.20% stake in APE, the Vanguard Communication Services I is the largest stakeholder. A total of 1,905,386 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF, which owns about 0.07% of APE stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 641,840 shares valued at 0.96 million. Fidelity Covington Tr. – MSCI Com holds 0.05% of the stake in APE, owning 446,536 shares worth 0.67 million.
An Overview of Recent Financials:
Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on Mar 30, 2023, APE reported revenue of $1.17B and operating income of -$7.90M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $88.70M and diluted EPS was -$0.24.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for APE since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With APE analysts setting a high price target of $4.50 and a low target of $0.50, the average target price over the next 12 months is $2.27. Based on these targets, APE could surge 177.78% to reach the target high and fall by -69.14% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 40.12% from current levels.
EPS: Estimates vs Actual
It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded APE stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 3 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 49,008,964 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has remained unchanged to 0 while that of sell transactions has risen to 3 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 0 while 49,008,964 shares were sold.