After a huge stock jump, both GameStop and AMC suffer huge losses in the stock market’s recent big rally.
Investors who have bet against the favorites among the retail traders, GameStop Corporation and AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. were given a serious punch in the gut last Wednesday, with losses recording at about $673 million, according to the information presented by the S3 Partners, a financial analytics firm.
Both GameStop and AMC were two of the widely known meme stocks among the members of WallStreetBets as well as Reddit’s forum. It saw a rise in its stocks in more than 16% as well as 19% respectively as the speculative assets were able to pick steam. The gains, however, were instantly turned into the mark-to-market losses for the short-sellers to about $8.1 billion for 2021, as reported by the data by S3 Partners.
Prior to the event, the retailer for video games, GameStop, and the owner of the largest movie theater chains all over the world, AMC, has managed to gain back the attention of Wall Street as the analysts suspect that the retail traders are the ones in particular that are in control of the reigns. As such, the hashtag on Twitter #AMC500k continued to trend, while the mentions on various social media platforms such as StockTwits were able to surge.
Last Wednesday. The GameStop short-sellers were handed with some mark-to-market losses of almost $383 million. The S3 Partners’ managing director of predictive analytics, Ihor Dusaniwsky, revealed all of this in his email, thereby turning the year-to-date losses of the gaming company to $6.7 billion.
On the other hand, for AMC shirts, the loss of the day was pushed at $291 million, which means that its short-sellers are now down with more than $1.3 billion this year.
After a rise in their stocks, various investors were quick to turn to these companies for solace. However, the short success immediately stabbed them in the back.
As such, the bearish bets have now remained steady still with only roughly one-fifth of the shares for both GameStop and AMC sold short in the current time, all according to the information that was compiled by the analytics firm S3 Partners. On the other hand, a group of 37 of the supposedly named mime stocks was tracked by Bloomberg to have risen at 7.7% last Wednesday for their best session since the month of March.
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