Redbox (RDBX) Stock Gains 30% on Pre-Acquisition Hype

  • Redbox (RDBX) is rising alongside heavy trading today.
  • A short squeeze of the stock could be to blame.
  • It also comes ahead of an acquisition deal with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE).
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Redbox (NASDAQ:RDBX) stock is flying higher on Thursday despite a lack of news from the movie rental company.

While there’s no direct news behind the increase in RDBX stock, heavy trading explains why the stock is on the move today. As of this writing, more than 21 million shares of the stock have changed hands. To put that in perspective, the company’s daily average trading volume is about 15.4 million shares.

It’s also worth pointing out that RDBX stock is seeing plenty of love from traders on social media today. That comes as experts believe the stock is poised for a short squeeze. If that’s what’s happening, it would help explain the rising price today.

To go along with all of this, Redbox is preparing for an acquisition deal with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (NASDAQ:CSSE). The media company wants to acquire RDBX as a way to expand the reach of its original content.

This acquisition news has RDBX stock seeing volatility over the last month. This has resulted in the stock rally, falling and rallying again. That makes it an easy target for retail traders to manipulate.

RDBX stock is up 32.1% as of Thursday afternoon but is still down around 1% since the start of the year.

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On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.


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