CLASS ACTION UPDATE for BE, KSHB and AOS: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:00 PM
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / June 5, 2019 / Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that class action lawsuits have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly-traded companies. Shareholders interested in serving as lead plaintiff have until the deadlines listed to petition the court and further details about the cases can be found at the links provided.
Bloom Energy Corporation (NYSE: BE)
Class Period: on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired Bloom Energy common stock pursuant or traceable to Bloom Energy's July 2018 IPO.
Lead Plaintiff Deadline : July 29, 2019
Join the action: https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/bloom-energy-corporation-loss-form?prid=1831&wire=1
The complaint alleges that Bloom Energy's Registration Statement was materially misleading as it failed to disclose known events and trends that were severely affecting the Company's business and that made investment in Bloom Energy significantly riskier than presented in the Registration Statement. In particular, the Registration Statement failed to disclose that the Company was experiencing material construction delays. These construction delays would cause system deployments (or "acceptances" as Defendants referred to them) to fall significantly below even the low end of the Company's previously announced guidance.
While the Registration Statement purported to warn of risks that "may arise," which could materially affect the Company, in actuality these material negative events were already occurring. As a result, the representations and purported risk disclosures were false and misleading because, by the time of the IPO, construction delays had already impacted or would soon impact Bloom Energy's ability to deliver acceptances in line with its guidance.
To learn more about the Bloom Energy Corporation class action contact [email protected].
KushCo Holdings, Inc. (OTCMKTS: KSHB)
Class Period: July 13, 2017 - April 9, 2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline : July 1, 2019
Join the action: https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/kushco-holdings-inc-loss-form?prid=1831&wire=1
Allegations: KushCo Holdings, Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements throughout the class period and/or failed to disclose that: (i) KushCo made material accounting errors in connection with its acquisitions of CMP Wellness, Summit, and Hybrid; (ii) as a result, KushCo's previously issued financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended August 31, 2018 and August 31, 2017, included in the Company's Annual Reports on Form 10-K for such periods, and financial statements as of and for the quarterly periods ended May 31, 2017, November 30, 2017, February 28, 2018, May 31, 2018 and November 30, 2018, included in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for such periods, could not be relied upon; (iii) KushCo's net loss for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2018, was more than twice as high than previously reported; (iv) KushCo and its management's assurances that its financial statements for those fiscal years and periods were accurate and fairly reported could not be relied upon; and (v) as a result, the Company's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
To learn more about the KushCo Holdings, Inc. class action contact [email protected].
A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS)
Class Period: July 26, 2016 - May 16, 2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline : July 29, 2019
Join the action: https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/a-o-smith-corporation-loss-form?prid=1831&wire=1
Allegations: A. O. Smith Corporation made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (a) A.O. Smith had undisclosed business connections and entanglements with UTP through which it funneled up to 75% of its China product sales; (b) A.O. Smith had used UTP to engage in channel stuffing by artificially inflating inventories purportedly sold through distributors that were not based on consumer demand, thereby approximately doubling the normal level of inventory at such distributors; (c) A.O. Smith had used its UTP relationship to artificially inflate the sales figures it reported to investors by as much as 8% and to conceal worsening sales trends that the Company was experiencing in China; (d) A.O. Smith's sales growth had been primarily in lower margin products as its higher priced products were being undercut by competition in "second-tier" Chinese cities, causing the Company to experience significant margin pressures; (e) A.O. Smith had increased its cash reserves in China to over $530 million in furtherance of its channel stuffing and sales manipulation scheme, encumbering the Company's ability to repatriate the cash or use it for capital expenditures; and (f) as a result of (a)-(e) above, A.O. Smith's business, operations, and prospects were significantly worse than publicly represented and the Company was poised for sales and earnings declines in China, its most important international market.
To learn more about the A. O. Smith Corporation class action contact [email protected].
You have until the lead plaintiff deadlines to request the court appoint as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.
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