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Luckin Coffee Rises Sharply in Trading Debut

M. Corey Goldman

rose sharply in its trading debut Friday on Nasdaq, well above the initial public offering price of $17. During trading Friday, the stock jumped 25.1% to $21.27 -- with the first trade for Luckin Coffee at $25 -- and then it closed up nearly 20% at $20.38. Established in 2017 and dubbed the "Starbucks of China," Luckin is the second-biggest coffee chain in China after Starbucks.