Why Is Luckin Coffee (LKNCY) Stock Down 19% Today?


  • Luckin Coffee (LKNCY) stock is sliding on news from China.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping is taking another term in office.
  • This marks his third term as leader of the country.
LKNCY Stock. close up luckin coffee's logo coffee brand in Shanghai, June 2019.

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Luckin Coffee (OTCMKTS:LKNCY) stock isn’t doing so hot as investors react to news of Chinese President Xi Jinping claiming another term.

This has shares of LKNCY stock joining several others from China that are falling hard today. That’s not too surprising, as investors haven’t been happy about the negative effects President Xi’s policies have had on China’s economy.

One of the biggest to note is his Zero Covid policy. With that, lockdowns have continued to hurt the Chinese economy. As the policy requires workers to stay home, it incurs supply chain constraints.

Xi Could Stick Around Beyond a Third Term

While President Xi has only just been confirmed for his third term, he might not stop there. The country’s current president could end up holding even more terms in office thanks to a rule change in 2018.

That change abolished the two-term limit on Presidents in China. And investors will note that President Xi was leading the company when that change went into effect. He’s also packed the Communist Party of China with members loyal to him.

All of this news has LKNCY stock seeing heavy trading today. As of this writing, over 7 million shares have changed hands. That’s quite the increase from its daily average trading volume of about 1.8 million shares.

With that heavy trading comes shares of LKNCY stock falling 18.7% as of Monday afternoon.

There’s more Chinese stock market news worth diving into below!

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