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In Hot Coffee: Where the Luckin Coffee IPO Went Wrong
China’s great Starbucks rival, Luckin Coffee, hit on the nerves of a lot of investors last week – and the coffee wasn’t to blame. A precipitous share price drop of 39 percent from its previous peak seems to have dampened the market’s thirst for java. But it wasn’t always this way.A few weeks ago, Luckin’s story was one of promise and potential: a young upstart brewing a revolution against multinational coffee overlord Starbucks.
Exchanges Redefine Their Role as More Than Just Listing Boards
Choosing an exchange on which to list might be one of the most important decisions a company will ever make.The reasons underpinning this may vary from one company to another but some common denominators remain. Among them, metrics like Average Daily Trading Volume, which serve as a reliable indicator of market liquidity.Liquid boards make it easy to buy and sell securities. As such, they tend to carry greater investor appeal. This might explain, at least in part, why some companies choose to list on foreign exchanges instead of those in their home markets.
IROs Often Wait Until Earnings Season to Engage Investors. They Shouldn’t
News headlines like “Company X Beats Analyst Estimates in Full-Year Earnings Report” and “Shares of Company Y Plunge on Biggest Loss in Decade” are not rare to see during earnings season. They typically have the power to move markets, sending share prices of the companies in question climbing or plummeting. In light of what’s at stake, it’s perfectly understandable that most, if not all, investor relations officers (IROs) spend an inordinate amount of time preparing for an earnings event.