Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming February 10, 2020 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased Cintas Corp. ("Cintas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CTAS) securities between March 6, 2017 and November 13, 2019, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Investors suffering losses on their Cintas investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 13, 2019, Spruce Point Capital Management ("Spruce Point") issued a report alleging, based on information from FOIA requests, that "Cintas’ Fire Protection Services was charged with fraud and is causing a public safety hazard by having workers conduct fire and safety inspections without proper licenses or permits, and falsifying inspections." Spruce Point also alleged that management may have misreported revenue and expenses for G&K Services, Inc., which the Company had acquired in 2017 for $2.1 billion.
On this news, Cintas' stock price fell $3.61 per share to close at $255.24 per share on November 13, 2019, thereby injuring investors.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that Cintas never tracked legacy margins following the G&K acquisition; (2) that the Company has systematically provided guidance with which it would outperform (a "Beat and Raise" scheme); (3) that undisclosed to the investing public, the Company has breached the law multiple times; (4) that as a result of publicly known and undisclosed breaches of law, the Company's Credit Agreement may be jeopardized; and (5) that, as a result of the foregoing, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
If you purchased Cintas securities, you may move the Court no later than February 10, 2020 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the class action you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the class action. If you wish to learn more about this class action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020, by telephone at 215-638-4847, toll-free at 888-638-4847, or by email to email@example.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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