Theme parks, streaming services, and multiplexes are hoping the next few months are lucrative, and Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), and AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE: AMC) feel that there is no time like the present. A popular series is back with a new season -- part of a new season, anyway -- on Netflix. AMC hopes that the reboot of a classic action franchise will kick off a promising summer season.
Shares of AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) are rising 5% higher as of 11:05 a.m. ET on Thursday on no company-specific news, but rather in sympathy with fellow meme stock GameStop (NYSE: GME), which has been putting on a clinic of double-digit gains over several days. GameStop has been the most talked-about stock on the WallStreetBets subreddit, so that AMC is riding its coattails is not a surprise. What keeps meme stock traders animated is the hope that a massive short squeeze will send shares soaring.
Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre details the market and sector actions at today's close, including social media stocks like Snap, Nasdaq leaders, apparel stocks, and meme stocks.