Sunday , June 13 2021
Home / FT Alphaville / AMC: equity raises and value traps

AMC: equity raises and value traps

Usually, you’d go to the cinema to experience drama. But, at the moment, you’re arguably better off just watching the stock of stricken cinema chain AMC Entertainment.After a meteoric rise this year propelled by retail investors, on Tuesday the company sold 8.5m shares at .12 to Mudrick Capital Management, raising a touch under 1m in the process. The stock, as it had done most of the year, went up. Then Mudrick turned around and proceeded to sell its entire position, reportedly telling its clients it was “overvalued” (you don’t say). Stock went up again. By Wednesday’s close, it was up another 96 per cent to .55. Taking it firmly into the 30-bagger territory so far this year. So AMC has done the only rational thing for a theatre chain trading at 10 times

FT Alphaville considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

John H. Cochrane writes Vaccine slowdown?

Tyler Cowen writes The behavioral economics of pandemic sex

John H. Cochrane writes Eurosclerosis update

Tyler Cowen writes Saturday assorted links

Usually, you’d go to the cinema to experience drama. But, at the moment,...

FT Alphaville
FT Alphaville is a free daily news and commentary service giving finance professionals the information they need, when they need it. In a world where market professionals are inundated with information there is a pressing need to edit and filter, and hopefully sow a few ideas along the way. That’s where the FT Alphaville team comes in.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *