China's Luckin Coffee (LK), which hasn't traded since Monday following the disclosure of a major accounting scandal, isn't the only Chinese stock listed in the United States with serious financial problems.
Shares of Beijing-based after-school tutoring company TAL Education Group (TAL) plunged 8% Wednesday after disclosing late Tuesday that an employee was found to have "wrongly" boosted about 3% to 4% of sales in its last fiscal year "by forging contracts and other documentations." The employee has since been taken into custody by local police.
And iQIYI (IQ), a streaming service often dubbed the Netflix of China, is also down more than 8% after activist short seller Wolfpack Research said in a report that the company inflated its revenue by "overstating its user numbers by approximately 42%-60%."
iQIYI shot back against the allegations, saying in a press release that it "believes that the report contains numerous errors, unsubstantiated statements and misleading conclusions and interpretations."
But nerves are clearly raw for investors in Chinese companies. After the Luckin debacle, there is increased skepticism.