The law firm of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP announces that purchasers or acquirers of FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) common stock between November 2, 2022 and October 20, 2023 (the “Class Period”), have until January 8, 2024 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff of the FMC class action lawsuit. Captioned Heeg v. FMC Corporation, No. 23-cv-04398 (E.D. Pa.), the FMC class action lawsuit charges FMC and certain of its top executive officers with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
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CASE ALLEGATIONS: FMC is an agricultural sciences company and chemical manufacturer specializing in the production of patented crop protection products. According to the FMC class action lawsuit, intellectual property and patent protections are a critical component of FMC’s business, particularly when it comes to generating earnings and maintaining market share in key markets abroad.
The FMC class action lawsuit alleges that defendants throughout the class period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the diminishment of patent protection for FMC’s flagship products following legal defeats in key markets including India, China, and Brazil had opened the door to increased competition from generics; and (ii) FMC repeatedly mislead investors about the status of such proceedings and falsely claimed that it did not and would not face generic competition in key markets until 2026 at the earliest.
The FMC class action lawsuit further alleges that on July 10, 2023, FMC revised downward its 2023 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization guidance as well as its earnings per share guidance. On this news, the price of FMC’s stock declined more than 11%, according to the complaint.
The FMC class action lawsuit also alleges that on September 7, 2023, Blue Orca Capital published a report alleging that FMC and its executives had made a series of false statements about the status of patent protections for FMC’s flagship products following legal defeats in India, China, and Brazil that FMC had concealed from investors. On this news, the price of FMC’s stock declined more than 7%, according to the complaint.
The FMC class action lawsuit additionally alleges that on October 23, 2023, FMC announced that it was again cutting its third quarter of 2023 outlook and guidance for revenues for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2024, projecting earnings well below the expectations of analysts, citing substantially lower sales volumes in Latin America, particularly Brazil. On this news, the price of FMC’s stock declined more than 12%, according to the complaint.
THE LEAD PLAINTIFF PROCESS: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits any investor who purchased or acquired FMC common stock during the Class Period to seek appointment as lead plaintiff of the FMC class action lawsuit. A lead plaintiff is generally the movant with the greatest financial interest in the relief sought by the putative class who is also typical and adequate of the putative class. A lead plaintiff acts on behalf of all other class members in directing the FMC class action lawsuit. The lead plaintiff can select a law firm of its choice to litigate the FMC class action lawsuit. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff of the FMC class action lawsuit.
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