An AMC theatre is pictured in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, June 2, 2021.
Carlo Allegri | Reuters
AMC Entertainment, the meme stock that amazed Wall Street recently, rallied double digits on Monday as speculative trading activity in the struggling movie theater gained steam.
Shares of AMC jumped 23% to around $57.71 apiece in morning trading on Monday, following an 80% rally in the prior week. The stock has dethroned GameStop to become the star on the infamous WallStreetBets forum on Reddit, with retail traders encouraging each other to pile into the shares and call options.
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