Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces an investigation on behalf of Ryder System, Inc. (Ryder or the Company) (NYSE: R) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities laws.
On October 29, 2019, the Company disclosed that “our residual value estimates likely exceeded the expected future values that would be realized upon the sale of power vehicles in our fleet.”
As a result, Ryder recorded $177 million in additional depreciation expense in connection with the significantly lower residual value estimates.
On this news, Ryders stock price fell $6.68, or more than 12%, over two consecutive trading sessions to close at $48.44 per share on October 30, 2019, on unusually heavy trading volume.
Then, on February 13, 2020, the Company reported that it had incurred a total of $357 million in additional depreciation expense for 2019 due to lower residual values of its fleet, as well as a loss of $58 million on the sale of used vehicles. For fiscal 2020, Ryder expected to incur an additional $275 million in depreciation expense and an additional $20 million estimated loss on used vehicle sales.
On this news, the Companys share price fell $10.07 per share, or 20%, over two consecutive trading sessions to close at $40.12 per share on February 14, 2020, thereby injuring investors.
If you purchased Ryder common stock, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or 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 protected], or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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