CEDARHURST, N.Y., March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The securities litigation law firm of Kuznicki Law PLLC issues the following notice on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly traded companies. Shareholders who purchased shares in these companies during the dates listed below are encouraged to contact the firm regarding possible appointment as lead plaintiff and a preliminary estimate of their recoverable losses.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in the respective securities during the class periods. Members of the class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No classes have yet been certified in the actions below. Appointment as lead plaintiff is not required to partake in any recovery.
Spectrum Brands Legacy, Inc. (f/k/a Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.) (SPB)
Investors Affected: June 14, 2016 - April 25, 2018
A class action has commenced on behalf of certain shareholders in Spectrum Brands Legacy, Inc (f/k/a Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc). The filed complaint alleges that defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Spectrum had been self-inflicting the operational issues at its Ohio and Kansas facilities; (ii) these operational issues were, in fact, recurring in nature; (iii) these operational issues would continuously impact production, shipping levels and sales; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, the Company’s financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
Shareholders may find more information at https://kclasslaw.com/securities/spectrum-brands-legacy-inc-f-k-a-spectrum-brands-holdings-inc/?wire=3
Astec Industries, Inc. (ASTE)
Investors Affected: July 26, 2016 - October 22, 2018
A class action has commenced on behalf of certain shareholders in Astec Industries, Inc. The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding Astec’s business, operations and prospects, including that its wood pellet plants suffered from significant and costly problems that prevented them from running at their promised production capacity, posing a threat to the Company’s pellet plant business, its overall financial performance, and its financial outlook. As a result of this information being withheld from the market, the price of Astec stock was artificially inflated to a high of nearly $70 per share during the Class Period.
Shareholders may find more information at https://kseclaw.com/securities/astec-industries-inc/?wire=3
Vale S.A. (VALE)
Investors Affected: April 11, 2017 - January 28, 2019
A class action has commenced on behalf of certain shareholders in Vale SA. The filed complaint alleges that defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Vale had failed to adequately assess the risk and damage potential of a dam breach at its Feijão iron ore mine especially in light of its experience in 2015; (ii) Vale’s programs to mitigate health and safety incidents were inadequate; (iii) Defendants filed to disclose that Vale’s auditor was not independent, as required under Brazilian mining law; (iv) Defendants failed to disclose that an internal report commissioned by Vale in 2018 to assess the stability of the tailings dam raised concerns over its drainage and monitoring systems; (v) Defendants failed to disclose the existence of information that the dam was at risk of "liquefaction,” the same issue that led to the 2015 collapse of the Samarco dam; and (vi) as a result, Vale’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
Shareholders may find more information at https://kseclaw.com/securities/vale-s-a/?wire=3
AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO)
Investors Affected: August 4, 2016 - January 31, 2019
A class action has commenced on behalf of certain shareholders in AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The filed complaint alleges that defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the TIVO‑3 trial was inadequately designed to address the OS concerns regarding AVEO’s lead candidate drug, tivozanib, from the TIVO-1 trial presented in June 2013; (ii) tivozanib had insufficient survival data to meet FDA approval following its initial 2013 rejection; (iii) this lack of sufficient survival data would put tivozanib at greater risk of delayed FDA approval; and (iv) as a result, AVEO’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
Shareholders may find more information at https://kclasslaw.com/securities/aveo-pharmaceuticals-inc-loss-submission-form/?wire=3
Kuznicki Law PLLC is committed to ensuring that companies adhere to responsible business practices and engage in good corporate citizenship. The firm seeks recovery on behalf of investors who incurred losses when false and/or misleading statements or the omission of material information by a Company lead to artificial inflation of the Company's stock.
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