Media coverage about AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AMC Entertainment earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.7879056761295 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. Cfra restated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of AMC Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, June 27th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of AMC Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Wedbush upgraded shares of AMC Entertainment to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AMC Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. Finally, Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of AMC Entertainment in a report on Wednesday, July 11th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.14.

Shares of AMC Entertainment stock opened at $18.55 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.34 billion, a P/E ratio of -20.84, a PEG ratio of 14.12 and a beta of 0.76. AMC Entertainment has a 1 year low of $10.80 and a 1 year high of $18.80. The company has a current ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.41.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.43 billion. AMC Entertainment had a negative net margin of 5.15% and a positive return on equity of 1.70%. AMC Entertainment’s revenue was up 20.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($1.35) EPS. analysts expect that AMC Entertainment will post 0.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 24th. Investors of record on Monday, September 10th will be paid a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 7th. AMC Entertainment’s payout ratio is -89.89%.

In related news, EVP John D. Mcdonald sold 17,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.42, for a total value of $269,850.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 56,961 shares in the company, valued at approximately $878,338.62. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Carla C. Sanders sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.76, for a total transaction of $88,560.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 15,992 shares in the company, valued at approximately $236,041.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 28,864 shares of company stock worth $443,966. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

AMC Entertainment Company Profile

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates in the theatrical exhibition business. The company owns, operates, or has interests in theatres. As of December 31, 2017, it owned, operated, or had interests in 649 theatres with a total of 8,224 screens in the United States; and 365 theatres and 2,945 screens internationally.

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