Meme mania returns. GameStop and AMC soar | CNN Business

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Apes of Reddit, rejoice! Shares of meme stock darling GameStop (GME) soared more than 20% in midday trading Thursday, prompting trades to be halted several times due to volatility. But there was no specific news to justify or explain the big pop.

Other meme stocks, including AMC (AMC), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) and Beyond Meat (BYND) also roared higher Thursday. AMC (AMC) jumped nearly 10%, a much bigger gain than rival movie theater stocks Cinemark (CNK) and IMAX (IMAX).

Bed Bath & Beyond was

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