AMC hits another record low close, extends losing streak to four days

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AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. hit another record low close Thursday, ending the session at $5.30 after falling 5%. The stock is now on a four-day losing streak, its longest since a five-day streak that ended on Nov. 13, 2023.

The movie-theater chain and onetime meme-stock darling had ended Wednesday’s session at a then-record low close of $5.58. The stock’s previous record closing low had been $6.07, which was set on Dec. 21, 2023, according to Dow Jones Market Data, citing available data back to Dec. 18, 2013.

The decline in AMC’s 
AMC,
-5.02%
share price is a far cry from its meme-stock heyday, when it hit an all-time closing high of $339.05 on June 2, 2021.

Related: AMC hits another record low close, reflecting demise of its ‘meme-stock’ status

In a filing Tuesday AMC said that between Dec. 28 and Dec. 29, 2023, the company entered into a series of privately negotiated exchange agreements to issue 3,258,657 shares of Class A common stock in exchange for $22.5 million of its notes due in 2026.  The common stock issued had an implied value of $6.94 per share, according to AMC. “The company may engage in similar transactions in the future but is under no obligation to do so,” AMC said in the filing.

The move is the latest in AMC’s attempts to tackle its debt burden, which reached more than $5 billion in 2022. That year, AMC launched its APE special dividend and in 2023 completed the conversion of the APEs into AMC common stock and a reverse 1-for-10 split of common stock. 

In December, AMC also completed its latest at-the-market equity offering, raising approximately $350 million. AMC CEO Adam Aron has repeatedly warned that the company faces liquidity challenges. 

Related: AMC CEO slams ‘prophets of doom,’ says company is ‘blazing new trails’ as it enters 2024

AMC’s shares are down 84.8% over the past 12 months, compared with the S&P 500 index’s
SPX
gain of 23.1%.

Of seven analysts surveyed by FactSet, four have a hold rating and three have a sell rating for AMC.



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