AMC - AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
10.01
-0.59 (-5.57%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
Stock chart is not supported by your current browser
Previous Close10.60
Open10.64
Bid0.00 x 1800
Ask10.07 x 2200
Day's Range9.97 - 10.66
52 Week Range9.97 - 21.45
Volume2,905,157
Avg. Volume1,840,187
Market Cap1.039B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.71
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.82
Earnings DateJul 30, 2019 - Aug 5, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.80 (7.32%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-07
1y Target Est18.50
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
  • American City Business Journals8 days ago

    Georgia 'Heartbeat' law debate: 'We’re talking about life' (Video)

    The regional field director for Faith and Freedom Coalition and founder of Market Street Services debated the "heartbeat" law on a recent episode of 11alive. Galloway discussed how the bill could bring new businesses to Georgia, while Holladay worried about the economic impact of the bill.

  • Markit12 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc.

    AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc NYSE:AMCView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is moderate and declining * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | NeutralShort interest is moderately high for AMC with between 10 and 15% of shares outstanding currently on loan. However, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on June 11. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding AMC are favorable, with net inflows of $1.46 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession
    InvestorPlace14 days ago

    7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession

    It's a rare bit of good geopolitical news for the embattled Donald Trump administration. After threatening to impose tariffs on goods from Mexico due to the migration crisis, the White House announced a deal. In return for our southern neighbor taking more responsibility in curbing illegal immigration, the U.S. will cease economically punitive threats. Still, I wouldn't stop seeking protective stocks to buy.As The Wall Street Journal stated, Mexico has only temporarily avoided tariffs. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. will review Mexico's effectiveness in stemming the flow of Central American migrants. Technically in 90 days, the U.S. reserves the right to slap tariffs on if it feels the performance is inadequate.Plus, we all know how volatile and unpredictable President Trump is. It was just a few months back that political analysts voiced optimism for a U.S.-China trade deal. Now that situation quickly devolved from bad to worse, causing people to scramble for the best stocks to buy against a likely downturn.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThis segues into the ongoing trade war with the world's second-biggest economy. Trump is scheduled to meet his counterpart in the battle, Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the G-20 summit. Any hopes for a rapprochement was tempered when Trump declared that he would be "perfectly happy" to hit China with fresh tariffs.If these tensions weren't bad enough, our economy has other headwinds to consider. Recently, the dollar has weakened relative to other currencies. The yield curve inverted, which in the past signaled a recession. And of course, we have our own contentious political environment. * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy That Yield 4% or More At the very least, we're facing choppy waters. But if the worst-case scenario of a recession occurs, here are the best stocks to buy: Stocks to Buy: Kimberly Clark (KMB)Source: Shutterstock For most Americans, a recession necessitates budgeting down to the essentials. While data suggests that consumers won't abandon all discretionary purchases such as cheap entertainment, the secular segment is where you want to aim. With that context, one of your best stocks to buy for a coming downturn is Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB).You may not immediately recognize the Kimberly Clark name, but you've certainly used their products. We're talking about brands like Kleenex, Huggies, and Cottonelle. No matter how volatile the markets get, or if the trade war takes an unexpectedly negative turn, you're still going to wipe yourself after you use the facilities. At least I hope you do, and that's what drives KMB stock.The other great point about the company is that its fundamentals match our assumptions. In other words, KMB stock levers recession-proof products, and the financials prove it. For instance, net income slipped in 2008, but the metric moved positively the following year.This just shows that when a recession strikes, the best stocks to buy are often the most obvious. Duke Energy (DUK)Source: Shutterstock I've been involved in a few blackout incidents. Certainly, they're not the biggest problems you encounter in life. At the same time, few inconveniences make you feel so useless and inadequate, especially in this digital age. That's why if we suffer a recession, you should peg Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) among your list of stocks to buy.The case for DUK stock is very straightforward: we all need energy to power our digitally connected lives. Even the most rural communities cannot afford to be cut off from vital energy sources. Sure, in a downturn, most folks skimp on purchases. But they absolutely cannot skimp on their utility bills. Doing so would be catastrophic in their journey to get back on their feet. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks Winning the Race in 2019 Similar to Kimberly Clark, DUK stock has the fundamental data to prove it belongs among the best stocks to buy for a coming recession. Back in 2008 through 2010, net income slipped badly against 2007's annual tally. However, in 2011, Duke decisively hit the recovery track, significantly exceeding 2007 figures. RCI Hospitality (RICK)Source: Edkohler via FlickrIf you want to pick out the best stocks to buy against a possible recession, you should keep it simple. That means going with names that have a proven track record, even when times are tough. With that context, I can't think of many better names than RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK).I get it: RICK stock generates controversy for its underlying hospitality business. But the stark reality is that the intimacy industry is at least recession-resilient, if not outright recession-proof. During the 2008 market crisis -- the worst such calamity since the October 1929 crash -- The New York Times reported on the phenomenon of $1,000 lap dances.Another factor that makes RICK stock an interesting idea is that shares haven't done so well this year. In fact, they're down more than 19% since January's opening price. Right now, the volatility is keeping conservative investors away. However, if a recession hits, RCI can easily make a case for its spot among the best stocks to buy. Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD)Source: Paul Sableman via FlickrA common entry among vice stocks to buy, Anheuser Busch (NYSE:BUD) owns several popular beer brands. These include Michelob Ultra, Budweiser and, of course, Bud Light.The latter is highly regarded for its usually hilarious commercials and not much else. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Bud Light is an abomination.But two interesting points make BUD stock an appealing proposition. In a recent beer survey, Bud Light ranked as America's favorite beer. Consumers apparently called it "drinkable and refreshing," two words I would never use to describe Bud Light. But setting that aside, Anheuser Busch-branded beers represented the majority of America's top 10. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows My second point is that BUD stock could weather a recessionary storm better than most. Some scientific studies suggest that contrary to popular belief, troubled economic times could correlate with heavier drinking. If so, I'd keep a close eye on Anheuser Busch. AMC Entertainment (AMC)I have to admit that when AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) reported its disappointing first-quarter earnings report, it hit me hard. In fact, it was a double-whammy. Not only did I buy into AMC stock, but I suggested that contrarian investors do the same. Boy, do I have egg on my face for this one.And what exactly was my reasoning for getting involved with this loser? I believed that despite streaming services taking over the entertainment landscape, a viable place existed for the box office. Sure, streaming offers conveniences, but the cineplex provides a social experience that's still relevant to all demographics.Unfortunately, the timing just didn't work out for AMC stock.However, I'm not hitting the panic button despite the sharp losses. Here's why: back in the Great Recession, high-profile entertainment options such as professional sports experienced a noticeable decline in attendance. During the same period, consumers flocked to the movie theaters.In a recession, people want cheap entertainment to forget their troubles. That's what AMC provides, which is why I think it's one of the best stocks to buy if troubles hit. Waste Management (WM)Source: Shutterstock Author and financial guru Robert Kiyosaki once said that "cash is trash." Waste disposal and solutions expert Waste Management (NYSE:WM) may want to adopt a similar statement as their marketing pitch: trash is cash.However, buying WM stock may seem counterintuitive if you're anticipating an economic correction. After all, people tend to buy less stuff during a recession. Moreover, cash-strapped folks tend to fix products that don't work or buy cheap hand-me-downs. Whatever the specifics, the result is fewer opportunities for Waste Management to advantage.But it's also fair to point out that WM stock is a secular investment. Even if the volume of trash decreases in a potential recession, it doesn't disappear altogether. The garbage truck will still come and perform their weekly ritual. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Could Be Takeover Targets More importantly, Waste Management recently acquired a rival in the space, Advanced Disposal, for $3 billion. With a major competitor out of the picture, WM utterly dominates the secular trash-disposal industry. This makes the equity a counterintuitive but viable candidate among stocks to buy for an economic slowdown. Barrick Gold (GOLD)Source: Jeremy Vohwinkle via Flickr (Modified)While we're on the topic of cash being trash, let's talk about gold. The yellow metal is perhaps the only thing we all agree with President Trump on: gold is good. Having more gold is better. I'll let you complete the logical sequence.The spot price for the monetary commodity spiked in late May, to no real surprise. The only shocking thing is that it took so long. We're mired in a deeply contentious political environment, both here and abroad. Furthermore, the dollar has weakened against a basket of international currencies, setting the stage for a stunning recovery.But if you don't want to own physical bullion, consider Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) stock.Barrick Gold consistently ranks at the top among commodity producers. Therefore, if you're going to take a shot in this always-risky segment, you should go with the best.Second, because Barrick is the leading producer, the GOLD stock price will likely have a strong correlation with the metal's spot price. In past years, that correlation was a liability. But with conditions ripe for a turnaround, Barrick stands to benefit substantially.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long AMC stock and gold bullion. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy at Least Yielding 3% * 7 Stocks to Buy That Don't Care About Tariffs * 5 Healthcare Stocks to Pick Up From the Wreckage Compare Brokers The post 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Do You Know What Amica S.A.'s (WSE:AMC) P/E Ratio Means?
    Simply Wall St.17 days ago

    Do You Know What Amica S.A.'s (WSE:AMC) P/E Ratio Means?

    Today, we'll introduce the concept of the P/E ratio for those who are learning about investing. To keep it practical...

  • Is AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC) An Attractive Dividend Stock?
    Simply Wall St.19 days ago

    Is AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC) An Attractive Dividend Stock?

    Today we'll take a closer look at AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC) from a dividend investor's perspective...

  • Celebrate the Birthday of TV Comedy Legend Lucille Ball With a One-Night-Only Cinema Event Featuring Five Classic Episodes of "I Love Lucy"
    PR Newswire20 days ago

    Celebrate the Birthday of TV Comedy Legend Lucille Ball With a One-Night-Only Cinema Event Featuring Five Classic Episodes of "I Love Lucy"

    "I Love Lucy" and its legendary star Lucille Ball when "I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration" screens in movie theaters nationwide for one night only on the comedienne's birthday. This event provides fans a chance to honor Ball in the way she would have loved: by laughing along with her exploits while enjoying full length/uncut versions of her beloved sitcom and a featurette on how "I Love Lucy" is colorized, entitled "Redhead Tales, Colorizing I Love Lucy." Adding to the fun, attendees will receive an exclusive "I Love Lucy" mini poster, while supplies last. Tickets to "I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration" are available beginning Friday, June 7, at www.FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices.

  • Make the Rainbow Connection Again as 'The Muppet Movie' Returns to the Big Screen in Honor of its 40th Anniversary on July 25 and 30
    PR Newswire22 days ago

    Make the Rainbow Connection Again as 'The Muppet Movie' Returns to the Big Screen in Honor of its 40th Anniversary on July 25 and 30

    Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo and an All-Star Cast Take a Journey From the Swamp to Hollywood in the Original Classic DENVER , June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty years ago this ...

  • 5 Entertainment Stocks That Can Weather a Market Storm
    InvestorPlace22 days ago

    5 Entertainment Stocks That Can Weather a Market Storm

    [Editor's note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]Considering the high volatility of the stock market, investors may want to load up on entertainment stocks.At first, the notion appears counterintuitive. Our nation remains bitterly divided. Adding to this combustible environment is the trade war between the U.S. and China. From a common sense perspective, the best stocks to buy appear to be boring, but stable companies.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsCertainly, that instinct is a viable one at this juncture. Nevertheless, entertainment stocks offer potential upside, especially if the broader markets take another dip. For one thing, Americans have a history of resorting to escapism during troubled economic times, making entertainment names appealing stocks to buy now.While we take the idea of entertainment, and by logical deduction, entertainment stocks for granted today, back in the early 20th century, such frivolities were envy-inducing luxuries. However, the Great Depression changed that perspective, leading media institutions to specialize in escapism.In fact, some historians have argued that the amusement and entertainment industry kept the American psyche intact during the depression!Moreover,in good or bad times, I've yet to meet an individual who didn't set aside some money for rest and relaxation. Therefore, the amusement industry offers some of the best stocks to buy during turbulent times. * 5 Stocks Under $10 With Big Upside Potential With this list, I cover multiple subsegments of the amusement industry, ranging from sure-things to speculative opportunities. Here are my choices for five entertainment stocks to buy now:Source: Shutterstock AMC Entertainment (AMC)When I think about the Great Depression, I envision bankers jumping off tall buildings. However, this dark period in our history ironically produced Hollywood's golden age. Eager for distractions, millions flocked to the box office weekly despite their strained finances. This piece of Americana still vibrates spiritually with AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC).But in the digital age where content streaming reigns supreme, many folks dismiss AMC stock. Admittedly, its fallout from last October's broader market selloff hurt my bullish argument. Nevertheless, I remain optimistic over the long haul.If the popularity of the NFL has taught me anything, it's that Americans are willing to shell big bucks for a few hours of amusement. But at a certain point, everyone runs into budgetary constraints. For the price of one ticket to a football game, a family of four can watch a summer blockbuster.In terms of entertainment value, AMC simply looks like a good stock to buy.Source: Baron Valium via Flickr Disney (DIS)Within the entertainment industry, hands down one of the best stocks to buy is Disney (NYSE:DIS). For starters, the Magic Kingdom is an American icon that practically defined and redefined the sector. Also, DIS stock has largely remained stable through some very turbulent years.But what I really like about this company is its content umbrella and distribution dominance. Most fans recognize DIS stock as an investment into the Star Wars franchise. But with their acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox's (NASDAQ:FOXA) entertainment assets, Disney brought together several enviable franchises under one roof.As a result, Disney can distribute and profit from these assets more effectively than its competitors. The current cinema landscape is geared toward the sci-fi and comic-book based blockbuster, presenting natural tailwinds for DIS stock. * 5 Stocks Under $10 With Big Upside Potential I haven't even touched Disney's theme parks and resort business, which is also a big draw domestically and internationally. If you're seeking broad coverage in your entertainment stocks, DIS is your best bet. AT&TTelecommunications is a vital sector, but one that's hardly entertaining. In fact, I've said multiple times that telecom firms are downright boring. But in the age of consolidation, business titans have engaged an acquisition streak. The most significant of these mergers is the AT&T (NYSE:T) buyout of Time Warner.Among the key assets going to T stock is HBO. While the premium-cable channel is historically rooted in the cord, its original content gives cord-cutter Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) fits. Sure, NFLX enjoyed a resounding night at last year's Emmys. But HBO, with compelling titles like Game of Thrones and Westworld, firmly stood its ground.While the Time Warner deal attracts criticism for its hefty price tag, at least AT&T has winning content assets. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Verizon (NYSE:VZ). Plus, T stock will surely enjoy upside movements once the 5G rollout begins in earnest.As a whole, AT&T isn't just among the best entertainment stocks, but one of the best stocks in any industry. Live Nation Entertainment (LYV)With entertainment stocks increasingly taking on technological overtones, it's easy to dismiss traditional, analog forms of amusement. After all, our stereotypical image of young millennials involves them plastering their heads into their smartphones. But Live Nation Entertainment's (NYSE:LYV) longer-term successes dispel that assumption.Since the beginning of 2017, LYV stock has doubled in market value. This surge runs counter to the digital revolution impacting the music industry. Thanks to streaming services, you can get the music that you want from multiple artists, all at reasonable prices. * 5 Stocks Under $10 With Big Upside Potential Yet concert-ticket revenues over the last few decades indicate steadily rising popularity for live music. Moreover, millennials are driving this trend. Just as significant is their reason to do so: A vast majority attend music festivals to "escape the daily grind." Clearly, LYV stock offers potential upside irrespective of what happens in the underlying economy. Wynn Resorts (WYNN)In March of last year, I had legitimate concerns about Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN). At the time, sexual misconduct allegations forced former CEO Steve Wynn to resign. But that wasn't the issue I felt would derail WYNN stock. Instead, it was the disappointing Las Vegas economy.Using data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, I determined that Wynn Resorts wasn't benefiting from tourism. While visitor stats increased, gaming revenue consistently decreased from its 2007 peak. That signaled to me that the catalysts for WYNN stock -- namely, high-rollers who don't give a "darn" -- were fading.And boy, did it ever! Between the end of May through Dec. 31, WYNN stock tanked 49%. But if you're eyeing a speculative shot among entertainment stocks, pay attention: Last year, Clark County gaming revenue totaled $10.25 billion. This is the first time since the sub-prime lending crisis that Vegas has hit the $10 billion mark.It's risky, but WYNN could be one of the best stocks for a surprising turnaround.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long AMC stock and T stock. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy for Monster Growth * Ranking the Top 10 Stock Buybacks of Last Year * 5 Stocks Under $10 With Big Upside Potential Compare Brokers The post 5 Entertainment Stocks That Can Weather a Market Storm appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • MarketWatch27 days ago

    AMC says its Stubs loyalty program has grown to exceed 20 million U.S. households

    AMC Entertainment Holding Inc. said Wednesday its Stubs loyalty program has grown to exceed 20 million U.S. households. "At the U.S. average of 2.6 people per household, that means more than 50 million people, which is more than 50 percent of the U.S. movie-going clientele, are enjoying the AMC experience through an engaged movie-going relationship via AMC Stubs," the company said in a statement.

  • Business Wire27 days ago

    AMC Theatres® Crosses 20 Million AMC Stubs Households, a 700 Percent Increase During the Last 3 Years

    When AMC Theatres® (AMC) (“AMC”) relaunched its AMC Stubs program in the summer of 2016, even the most optimistic projections never would have included a 700 percent membership growth in less than three years in the United States. At the U.S. average of 2.6 people per household, that means more than 50 million people, which is more than 50 percent of the U.S. movie-going clientele, are enjoying the AMC experience through an engaged movie-going relationship via AMC Stubs.

  • Netflix exec's 'heartbeat bill' comments cast cloud on future of 'Stranger Things' and 'Ozark" in Georgia
    American City Business Journals28 days ago

    Netflix exec's 'heartbeat bill' comments cast cloud on future of 'Stranger Things' and 'Ozark" in Georgia

    Netflix exec on Georgia's heartbeat bill: "Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”

  • Better Buy: AMC Entertainment vs. Cinemark
    Motley Foollast month

    Better Buy: AMC Entertainment vs. Cinemark

    Which movie theater operator is the better buy today?

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEventslast month

    Edited Transcript of AMC earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-19 12:30pm GMT

    Q1 2019 AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc Earnings Call

  • Can Anyone Catch Up to AMC Stubs A-List Now?
    Motley Foollast month

    Can Anyone Catch Up to AMC Stubs A-List Now?

    The leading movie chain's celluloid smorgasbord hit 800,000 members, and it seems unstoppable now.

  • MoviePass critic AMC now has the No. 1 subscription program in North America
    American City Business Journalslast month

    MoviePass critic AMC now has the No. 1 subscription program in North America

    AMC Theatres, which was one of the staunchest critics of MoviePass Inc.’s movie subscription service, has reached 800,000 members with its own. The company says it now operates the No. 1 moviegoing subscription service in North America. “With AMC Stubs A-List, we believe we’ve cracked the code to make this concept successful for AMC, our shareholders, our studio partners and most importantly, our guests,” said AMC President and CEO Adam Aron in a statement.

  • Business Wirelast month

    AMC Theatres® Heads into a Busy Summer Movie-Going Season with More Than 800,000 AMC Stubs A-List Members

    AMC Theatres® (AMC) today announced that the Company is celebrating another milestone achievement as AMC Stubs A-List spent this spring adding an additional 100,000 members and will head into a busy summer movie-going season with the A-List program now exceeding 800,000 moviegoers. Adam Aron, AMC CEO and President, said, “With AMC Stubs A-List, we believe we’ve cracked the code to make this concept successful for AMC, our shareholders, our studio partners and most importantly, our guests.

  • 3 Great REITs to Buy Right Now
    Zackslast month

    3 Great REITs to Buy Right Now

    Let's check out 3 real estate investment trusts or REITs that are a Zacks Rank 2 (Buy) or higher right now.

  • Tony Award®-Winning Musical 'Kinky Boots' Struts Into Cinemas for the First Time Ever This June, on Heels of Record-Breaking Broadway & West End Runs
    PR Newswirelast month

    Tony Award®-Winning Musical 'Kinky Boots' Struts Into Cinemas for the First Time Ever This June, on Heels of Record-Breaking Broadway & West End Runs

    DENVER, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmed at the Adelphi Theatre in London, "Kinky Boots" the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-winning musical from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, directed and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell and based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, arrives in movie theaters nationwide June 25 and 29 only. In addition to the full production, audiences will enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the story of "Kinky Boots" and never-before-seen footage from the record-breaking Broadway run, which closed last month after more than six years and 2,500 performances.

  • Here’s the Reason I’m Not Buying the IQ Stock Discount
    InvestorPlacelast month

    Here’s the Reason I’m Not Buying the IQ Stock Discount

    We haven't even hit the halfway point of this year, and iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) is already exhibiting rollercoaster-like behavior. In the first two months of 2019, the IQ stock price gained over 78%, turning embattled stakeholders ecstatic. However, the mood quickly soared shortly thereafter. Right now, shares are up 48% -- a great haul, but no 78%.Source: Shutterstock Even worse, iQiyi stock has shown no sign of returning to its former glory. Part of that volatility has a very clear-cut explanation: after a noticeable thaw in U.S.-China relations, President Trump ramped up tariffs on Chinese-made goods. In turn, the world's second-largest economy promised to retaliate. Not only did iQiyi fall, but so too did compatriots Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), and many others.But in the case of the IQ stock price, the value drop presents a confusing look for investors. On one hand, Chinese companies look like names to avoid at this immediate juncture. On the flipside, contrarians may view this as an opportunity to grab a viable growth firm on the cheap.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Great Stocks to Buy on Dips I can appreciate the temptation. As the Chinese population grew in both size and wealth, Hollywood, along with every other industry saw dollar signs. And it's no understatement that Chinese moviegoers and content consumers have kept the lights on at many studios.That fact alone bodes well for iQiyi stock. As a content producer for the world's largest market, IQ stock should veritably moon.Still, IQ stock languishes. Outside of speculative trading, I'd stay away from this company. Here's why: Narrow Focus Hurts IQ StockTheoretically, iQiyi stock has a bulletproof-business plan: sell Chinese entertainment to Chinese people. In reality, the situation is much more complex. You only need to look at the technical charts to realize this.But why, with a billion-plus audience base, is the IQ stock price failing? This is a simple, but underappreciated risk factor: audiences are incredibly fickle and difficult to predict.Let's look at The Great Wall, a somewhat-controversial film that represented a joint effort between U.S. and Chinese movie studios. As you may know, the entire film centered on China and Chinese folklore. It also featured a heavy dosing of Chinese actors. The one rub was that Matt Damon starred in the film rather than a Chinese actor. Eventually, the movie would go on to bomb at home and abroad.Meanwhile, another U.S.-China co-production, The Meg, featured similar problems: an Asian-led research facility needs help, and the "white savior" archetype provides it, while also getting the (Asian) girl. The film featured almost all the tired, unoriginal stereotypes about Asians.It was a massive box-office success both here and in China.This strange dynamic tells me a lot about Chinese audiences, and by logical deduction, iQiyi stock.The Chinese want entertainment, and Hollywood knows how to deliver, not just in China, but in the rest of the world. Thus, I find iQiyi's near-exclusive focus on China as a liability, not an asset. Financial Metrics Say Everything about iQiyi Stock, UnfortunatelyQuarter-to-quarter, IQ stock's revenue growth is no longer impressive. More worryingly, the company's net-income losses have widened significantly over the same span. If they want to right the ship, they must produce content that appeals universally. * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market Ultimately, I think the mistake that investors are making with iQiyi stock is assuming the "China factor" has clout. It does, but it's not the main dish. You still must produce compelling content, compelling enough for viewers to open their wallets. That's not happening, which is why I'm avoiding this name.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long AMC. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Great Stocks to Buy on Dips * 6 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 4 Mega-Cap Stocks to Sell Before They Melt Down Compare Brokers The post Herea€™s the Reason Ia€™m Not Buying the IQ Stock Discount appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Business Wirelast month

    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

    The conference presentations will be webcast live over the Internet, and a link to the webcast, and copies of any related presentation materials, will be made available prior to the presentation in the Investor Relations section of AMC’s website at investor.amctheatres.com. Listeners are encouraged to go to the Investor Relations section of AMC’s website approximately ten minutes prior to the event to register and download any necessary media player software.

  • Should You Be Excited About Amica S.A.'s (WSE:AMC) 14% Return On Equity?
    Simply Wall St.last month

    Should You Be Excited About Amica S.A.'s (WSE:AMC) 14% Return On Equity?

    Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift...

  • AMC shares slide 10% after cinema operator posts wider-than-expected loss
    MarketWatchlast month

    AMC shares slide 10% after cinema operator posts wider-than-expected loss

    AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. shares tumbled 10% Thursday, after the cinema chain operator posted a wider-than-expected loss for the first quarter.

  • Dropbox outperforms, AMC Entertainment dims, Ford upgrade: Companies to watch
    Yahoo Finance2 months ago

    Dropbox outperforms, AMC Entertainment dims, Ford upgrade: Companies to watch

    Dropbox, AMC Entertainment, Ford, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Boston beer are the companies to watch on Friday, May 10, 2019.