Amesite (NASDAQ:AMST) stock is seeing massive movement on Friday despite a lack of news concerning the company.

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Here’s what to know about the strange trading for AMST stock today.

  • So why are shares of the online learnings company on the rise?

  • It likely has to do with retail traders on social media.

  • These traders often pick out cheap stocks to pump up the price before taking off with the profits.

  • The idea of retail traders taking a liking to AMST stock isn’t too surprising.

  • The low price point of the stock makes it an easy target for manipulation.

  • This holds true for just about any penny stock.

  • What’s interesting about today’s movement is that AMST isn’t getting much talk on Reddit.

  • Typically, the price boosting for stocks like this come from some Reddit message boards.

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  • However, that’s not the case today.

  • Instead, it looks like other forms of social media are where these retail traders are collecting.

  • Many over on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) are sharing memes about the stock and calling for others to jump in and boost the price even further.

  • So far that plan is working.

  • AMST stock is seeing much heavier trading today than what’s normal for it.

  • As of this writing, more than 37 million shares of the stock have changed hands.

  • That’s a major spike in trading compared to the company’s daily average trading volume of only about 573,000 shares.

AMST stock was up 13.9% as of Friday afternoon, which continues a rally that started yesterday. Even so, shares of the stock are still down 30% since the start of the year.

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