Why AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) Stock Rallied Today

Stay Ahead of Wall Street. Find out what is happening to AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) stock today? Its price is jumping 0.99 points, trading at $37.86 levels, and is up 2.69% from its previous close of $36.87. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 224186 contracts so far this session. AMCX shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 532.51 thousand shares, but with a 42.31 million float and a -4.88% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for AMCX stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $49.05 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 29.56% from where the AMCX share price has been trading recently which is between $36.29 and $37.335.

During the recent trading session for AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.45 over a week and tumble down $-2.95 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $68.42, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 02/28/19. The recent low of $36.29 stood for a -44.67% since 03/12/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0.76 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for AMC Networks Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 34.87. This figure suggests that AMCX stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current AMCX readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 18.09% at this stage. This figure means that AMCX share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) would settle between $37.37/share to $37.88/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $36.33 mark, then the market for AMC Networks Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $35.79 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.93. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Imperial Capital lifted target price for shares of AMCX but were stick to Underperform recommendation for the stock in their opinion released on November 25. The price target has been raised from $39 to $35. Imperial Capital analysts again handed out a Underperform recommendation to AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) stock but they lifted target price for the shares in a flash note issued to investors on November 01. The target price has been raised from $41 to $39. Analysts at BofA/Merrill lowered the stock to a Neutral call from its previous Buy recommendation, in a research note that dated back to October 30.

AMCX equity has an average rating of 2.68, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 14 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 8 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 6 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while others rated it as a sell. 2 analysts rated AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX) as a buy or a strong buy while 4 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, AMCX stock price is currently trading at 4.34X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 4.6 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 29.7. AMC Networks Inc. current P/B ratio of 3.3 means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s 2.4.

AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 0.7% to hit $778030, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 2.9% from $2.97 billion to a noteworthy $3.06 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, AMC Networks Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -7.3% to hit $1.78 per share. For the fiscal year, AMCX’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 5.5% to hit $9.17 per share.