How to buy Krispy Kreme (DNUT) shares in the UK

Krispy Kreme is now available to buy, having gone public with its IPO in July 2021.

Krispy Kreme Inc. Common Stock
- $0.22 ( - 1.49%)

Iconic doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has completed its IPO, selling approximately 29 million shares at $17 a share (around £12 each), this was well below the price range that it expected, which was $21 to $24 (£15 to £17.50 per share). Krispy Kreme IPO raised approximately $500 million (£364 million) in its IPO.

Read on to find out how you can invest in Krispy Kreme, including which UK brokers let you buy Krispy Kreme shares.

How to buy shares in Krispy Kreme

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: DNUT in this case.
  5. Research Krispy Kreme shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Krispy Kreme shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Krispy Kreme share price (NASDAQ:DNUT)

Use our graph to track the performance of DNUT stocks over time.

Krispy Kreme shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$14.51
52-week range$12.825 - $21.69
50-day moving average$15.692
200-day moving average$16.3147
Wall St. target price$20.89
Dividend yield$0.14 (0.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-0.483
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Fees for buying 50x Krispy Kreme shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £2.80
£624.49 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £3.11
£624.80 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £6.22
£627.91 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.20
£622.89 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.25
£624.94 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.31
£640.00 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £17.46
£639.15 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £17.42
£639.11 total
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Is it a good time to buy Krispy Kreme stock?

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Krispy Kreme price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $14.51

1 week (2021-09-17) -4.60%
1 month (2021-08-25) -12.22%

Is Krispy Kreme under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.


Krispy Kreme's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $118.4 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Krispy Kreme's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


Revenue TTM $1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.27%
Gross profit TTM $323.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -4.69%
Book value $4.452
Market capitalisation $2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Krispy Kreme shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "DNUT.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.2 million Krispy Kreme shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 28.4% up from 1.7 million last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Krispy Kreme's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Krispy Kreme shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Krispy Kreme shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Krispy Kreme's SIR currently stands at 1.56. In other words for every 100,000 Krispy Kreme shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1560 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Krispy Kreme's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Krispy Kreme's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Krispy Kreme shares, or, against the total number of tradable Krispy Kreme shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Krispy Kreme's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Krispy Kreme shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0312% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Krispy Kreme shares, roughly 31 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 Krispy Kreme.

Find out more about how you can short Krispy Kreme stock.

Krispy Kreme share dividends


Dividend yield: 0.85% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 0.85% of stock value

Krispy Kreme has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.85% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Krispy Kreme's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Krispy Kreme's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.825 up to $21.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DNUT.US volatility(beta: 0.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Krispy Kreme's is 0.6484. This would suggest that Krispy Kreme's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Krispy Kreme's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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