Headlines about AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AMC Entertainment Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9116113245706 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) traded up 0.195% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $12.875. 912,663 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $17.50 and a 200 day moving average price of $25.39. AMC Entertainment Holdings has a 52 week low of $12.05 and a 52 week high of $35.65. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.68 billion.

AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The company reported ($1.35) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $1.41. AMC Entertainment Holdings had a negative return on equity of 3.44% and a negative net margin of 2.49%. The company had revenue of $1.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.22 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.24 EPS. AMC Entertainment Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 57.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that AMC Entertainment Holdings will post ($1.02) earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.23%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 8th. AMC Entertainment Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -125.00%.

AMC Entertainment Holdings declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, August 3rd that allows the company to buyback $100.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 58% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Barclays PLC set a $16.00 target price on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.50 target price on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Barrington Research reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 target price (down from $39.00) on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their target price on shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings from $30.00 to $22.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.36.

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In other AMC Entertainment Holdings news, SVP Kevin M. Connor acquired 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $23.52 per share, with a total value of $94,080.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the senior vice president now directly owns 40,705 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $957,381.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Adam M. Aron acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 2nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $24.72 per share, for a total transaction of $247,200.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 90,426 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,235,330.72. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 41,000 shares of company stock worth $685,570 in the last ninety days. 0.80% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About AMC Entertainment Holdings

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. It operates through theatrical exhibition operations segment. It licenses first-run motion pictures from distributors owned by film production companies and from independent distributors.

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