By James Rogers
Mullen Automotive Inc. is attracting more meme-like attention from retail investors than traditional meme stock darlings AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and GameStop Corp., according to an influential meme-stock trader
Mullen Automotive Inc. is attracting more meme-like attention from retail investors than traditional meme stock darlings AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and GameStop Corp., according to an influential meme-stock trader.
The electric vehicle company's stock has become the "meme go to" for retail investors, said the trader, who goes by the name Obi. The trader participates in the WallStreetBets group on Reddit under the user name Major-Access2321.
Obi, whose Making Easy Money YouTube channel has over 28,000 subscribers, said that Mullen (MULN) is generating plenty of buzz across social media. "When it comes to meme stock world on Reddit, Twitter and now even Facebook, groups are popping up calling themselves the 'MULN army'," he told MarketWatch.
The trader said that "less and less" people are speaking about AMC Entertainment (AMC) and GameStop (GME). "More and more people are speaking about MULN ... they call it the meme that makes sense," he added.
Mullen shares have seen a dramatic spike in trading volume recently, with average trading volume of 1.1 billion shares Wednesday and 547.8 million shares over the past five days, according to FactSet data. The stock's 65-day average trading volume is 279 million shares. Mullen ended Wednesday's session down 21.1% on the company's announcement of a reverse stock split.
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AMC's stock ended Wednesday's session up 4.4% on trading volume of 25.1 million shares, below its 65-day average trading volume of 35.4 million shares. GameStop's stock closed up 1.7% Wednesday on trading volume of 3.2 million shares, below its 65-day average of 4.8 million shares.
The stock was down 18% on Thursday.
The over outlook for the EV market looks bright, according to Obi. "Retail feel like they have something special here with MULN," he added.
On Wednesday Mullen Automotive Inc. announced that it will conduct the 1-for-25 reverse stock split as the electric-vehicle company looks to maintain its Nasdaq listing.
The stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the existing symbol "MULN" and will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis at market open Thursday.
In March, Mullen announced that the Nasdaq had approved the company's request for a 180-day extension to meet the $1 minimum-bid-price requirement. On Sept. 7, 2022, the Nasdaq notified the company that its stock was not compliant with rules as it had traded below $1 for more than 30 days.
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Mullen's stock soared last year after Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) delivery partner placed an order for up to 600 cargo vans, and the company has since teamed up with Rapid Response Defense Systems to supply vans for federal government business.
In December, Mullen announced that it is partnering with Loop Global Inc. to build public and private EV-charging technology, infrastructure and network solutions. Earlier this year, Mullen joined forces with Qiantu Motors to launch what they called an EV supercar.
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May 04, 2023 13:38 ET (17:38 GMT)
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