In China, this is the year of the ox. For the investment world, though, you could argue that this is the year of the meme stock. Online communities have fueled staggering performances for several stocks so far in 2021.

AMC Entertainment(NYSE:AMC) ranks as the biggest meme stock so far this year. Shares of the theater chain have skyrocketed more than 2,800%. One of the newest meme stocks to hit the scene, though, is Clover Health Investments(NASDAQ:CLOV). Shares of the Medicare-focused healthcare technology company have nearly doubled over the last couple of weeks.

Does Clover Health merit more attention than AMC? Not necessarily. Here are three reasons why AMC is a better meme stock than Clover Health.

Neither AMC nor Clover Health are by any means a bargain at their current prices. Despite its humongous gain this year, though, AMC is cheaper than Clover Health based on one key valuation metric.

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