AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AMC) – Research analysts at Barrington Research upped their Q3 2016 EPS estimates for shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Barrington Research analyst J. Goss now anticipates that the brokerage will earn $0.27 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.24. Barrington Research also issued estimates for AMC Entertainment Holdings’ Q4 2016 earnings at $0.32 EPS and FY2016 earnings at $1.10 EPS.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the stock. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. Loop Capital assumed coverage on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, August 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price objective for the company. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings in a research report on Friday, August 5th. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.50.

AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) opened at 31.94 on Tuesday. AMC Entertainment Holdings has a 12 month low of $19.28 and a 12 month high of $32.38. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.11 billion, a PE ratio of 29.57 and a beta of 1.56. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $30.80 and a 200 day moving average of $29.01.

AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.03. AMC Entertainment Holdings had a net margin of 3.53% and a return on equity of 6.83%. The business earned $764 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $772.99 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.45 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 6th were issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 1st. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.50%. AMC Entertainment Holdings’s payout ratio is 74.77%.

In other AMC Entertainment Holdings news, CEO Adam M. Aron acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $28.80 per share, for a total transaction of $288,000.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $576,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 1.29% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings during the second quarter worth $7,395,000. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings by 68.6% in the second quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 142,389 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,931,000 after buying an additional 57,911 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its stake in shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings by 2.1% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 33,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $922,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings by 1.0% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 45,389 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,253,000 after buying an additional 432 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings by 4.5% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 204,604 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,648,000 after buying an additional 8,857 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 21.59% of the company’s stock.

AMC Entertainment Holdings Company Profile

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, including AMC Entertainment Inc (AMCE), American Multi-Cinema, Inc (OpCo) and its subsidiaries, is engaged in the theatrical exhibition business. The Company operates through theatrical exhibition operations segment.

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