Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the December 31, 2018 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors that purchased Fitbit, Inc. (Fitbit or the Company) (NYSE: FIT) securities between August 2, 2016 and January 30, 2017, inclusive (the Class Period). Fitbit investors have until December 31, 2018 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Investors suffering losses on their Fitbit 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 [email protected].
On November 2, 2016, Fitbit issued a press release announcing its Q3 2016 financial results. In the press release, Fitbit disclosed that it was lowering its full year 2016 revenue guidance to between $2.320 billion and $2.345 billion, down from the previously-announced $2.5 to $2.6 billion. On this news, Fitbits share price fell $4.30 per share, or 33.6%, to close at $8.51 per share on November 3, 2016, on unusually heavy trading volume.
Then, on January 30, 2017, Fitbit issued a press release announcing its preliminary fourth quarter 2016 financial results. In the press release, Fitbit disclosed that it expected fourth quarter of 2016 revenue to be in the range of $572 million to $580 million, rather than its previously announced guidance range of $725 million to $750 million. Fitbit also disclosed expected annual revenue growth of approximately 17%, rather than the previously-announced forecast of 25% to 26%. On this news, Fitbits share price fell $1.15 per share, or 16%, to close at $6.06 per share on January 30, 2017, 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 Companys business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the Defendants failed to disclose: (1) that the company was struggling to transition its mission and differentiate itself from Apple Inc. and other competitors; (2) that, as such, the Company was experiencing increased competition; (3) that, as a result, demand and sell-through for the Companys existing and new products were being negatively impacted; (4) that, as a result, the Companys sales and financial results were weakening, and growth was slowing; (5) that the Companys financial guidance was overstated; and (6) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants statements during the Class Period about Fitbits business, operations, financial results and prospects, were materially false and/or misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
If you purchased shares of Fitbit during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than December 31, 2018 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the Class 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. If you wish to learn more about this 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 protected], or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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