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Luckin Coffee Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Luckin Coffee shares (LK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Luckin Coffee employs 10,753 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$349.3 million.

How to buy shares in Luckin Coffee

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Luckin Coffee. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Luckin Coffee reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$5.005, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Luckin Coffee, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Luckin Coffee. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Luckin Coffee's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Luckin Coffee's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$5.005, which is 87.50% down on its pre-crash value of USD$40.05 and 340.16% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$22.03.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Luckin Coffee shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$760.50 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$159.66.

Luckin Coffee share price

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Luckin Coffee shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$5.005
52-week rangeUSD$1.16 - USD$51.38
50-day moving average USD$3.3302
200-day moving average USD$3.2827
Wall St. target priceUSD$46.6
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-2.2492

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Is it a good time to buy Luckin Coffee stock?

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Luckin Coffee price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.005 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-14) -0.40%
1 month (2020-09-22) 70.24%
3 months (2020-07-21) 78.11%
6 months (2020-04-18) N/A
1 year (2019-10-21) -75.00%
2 years (2018-10-18) N/A
3 years (2017-10-18) N/A
5 years (2015-10-18) N/A

Luckin Coffee financials

Gross profit TTM USD$308.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -71.7%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$349.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Luckin Coffee shares

There are currently 39.5 million Luckin Coffee shares held short by investors – that's known as Luckin Coffee's "short interest". This figure is 30.1% up from 30.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Luckin Coffee shares can be evaluated.

Luckin Coffee's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Luckin Coffee's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Luckin Coffee shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Luckin Coffee shares traded daily (recently around 85.8 million). Luckin Coffee's SIR currently stands at 0.46. In other words for every 100,000 Luckin Coffee shares traded daily on the market, roughly 460 shares are currently held short.

However Luckin Coffee's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Luckin Coffee shares, or, against the total number of tradable Luckin Coffee shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Luckin Coffee's short interest could be expressed as 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Luckin Coffee shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Luckin Coffee shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Luckin Coffee.

Find out more about how you can short Luckin Coffee stock.

Luckin Coffee share dividends

We're not expecting Luckin Coffee to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Luckin Coffee overview

Luckin Coffee Inc. engages in the retail sale of freshly brewed drinks, and pre-made food and beverage items in the People's Republic of China. It offers freshly brewed drinks, including freshly brewed coffee and non-coffee drinks; and food and beverage items, such as light meals. The company operates pick-up stores, relax stores, and delivery kitchens under the Luckin brand, as well as Luckin mobile app, Weixin mini-program, and other third-party platforms that cover the customer purchase process. As of March 31, 2019, it operated 2,370 stores, including 2,163 pick-up stores, 109 relax stores, and 98 delivery kitchens in 28 cities in the People's Republic of China. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Xiamen, the People's Republic of China.

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