NEW YORK, July 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, reminds investors that class actions have been commenced on behalf of stockholders of Futu Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FUTU), DZS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DZSI), TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. (NYSE: TPVG), and NovoCure Limited (NASDAQ: NVCR). Stockholders have until the deadlines below to petition the court to serve as lead plaintiff. Additional information about each case can be found at the link provided.
Futu Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FUTU)
Class Period: April 27, 2020 – May 16, 2023
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: August 11, 2023
According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose, among other things, that: (1) Futu’s business was, quite simply, illegal as it related to operations in China as a result of its failure to obtain the proper licenses; (2) it did not fully disclose to investors that it was engaging in unlawful activity and instead falsely characterized the applicable Chinese laws as ambiguous; (3) the foregoing subjected the Company to a heightened risk of regulatory enforcement; and (4) as a result, Defendants’ statements about its business, operations, and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.
For more information on the Futu class action go to: https://bespc.com/cases/FUTU
DZS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DZSI)
Class Period: March 10, 2023 – May 31, 2023
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: August 14, 2023
According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose, among other things, that: (1) DZS' financial statements from March 31, 2023 to the present contained certain errors; (2) as a result, DZS would need to restate its previously filed quarterly financial statement for the period ending March 31, 2023; (3) the Company had ongoing undisclosed issues with its internal controls over financial reporting; and (4) as a result, Defendants' statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.
For more information on the DZS class action go to: https://bespc.com/cases/DZSI
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. (NYSE: TPVG)
Class Period: March 4, 2020 – May 1, 2023
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: August 15, 2023
TriplePoint is a business development company specializing in investments in venture capital-backed companies at the growth stage. It also provides debt financing to venture growth space companies, including growth capital loans, secured and customized loans, equipment financings, revolving loans and direct equity investments.
The Complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) TriplePoint had overstated the strength of its various portfolio companies and loan book, as well as the viability of its overall investment strategy; (ii) the foregoing, once revealed, was likely to have a material negative impact on the Company's financial position and/or prospects; and (iii) as a result, the Company's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On May 2, 2023, the Bear Cave released a report titled "Problems at TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC (TPVG)" (the "Bear Cave Report"). The Bear Cave Report highlighted significant issues at TriplePoint, alleging that "TriplePoint is encumbered by high fees, weak management, and a weaker loan book saddled by portfolio company bankruptcies and upside-down startups," and asserting that "the Bear Cave believes TriplePoint's equity may be severely impaired, if it has any value at all."
On this news, TriplePoint's stock price fell $1.19 per share, or 9.98%, over the following two trading sessions, to close at $10.73 per share on May 3, 2023.
For more information on the TriplePoint class action go to: https://bespc.com/cases/TPVG
NovoCure Limited (NASDAQ: NVCR)
Class Period: January 5, 2023 – June 5, 2023
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: August 18, 2023
On June 6, 2023, NovoCure issued a press release announcing "positive results" from the Phase 3 LUNAR clinical trial evaluating the use of its Tumor Treating Fields ("TTFields") therapy together with standard therapies for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Despite reporting that patients receiving TTFields combined with standard therapies achieved median overall survival ("OS") of 13.2 months, compared to 9.9 months for patients treated only with standard therapies, analysts noted that the therapy was tested in patients who worsened following chemotherapy, which is no longer the standard of care in lung cancer, and that most patients first receive immune checkpoint inhibitors ("ICIs"). Although the Company stated that there was a "profound OS benefit" with a subgroup of patients who received ICIs, only a few patients (66) were treated with ICIs.
On this news, NovoCure's ordinary share price fell $35.51 per share, or 43.04%, to close at $47.00 per share on June 6, 2023.
The complaint asserts that the defendants engaged in false and/or deceptive statements and/or omitted important information, claiming the following: (1) The Company concealed the true nature of the LUNAR study data, which involved a relatively small percentage of participants who were receiving standard of care therapy; (2) Consequently, the reliability of the data in demonstrating clinical efficacy was significantly compromised; (3) The disclosure of this information had a reasonable likelihood of negatively affecting the Company’s regulatory prospects and overall operations; (4) as a result, the Company’s public statements made during the relevant times were materially false and misleading.
The allegations suggest that the defendants misrepresented the LUNAR study data and its impact, leading to potential negative consequences for the Company’s regulatory prospects and operations.
For more information on the NovoCure class action go to: https://bespc.com/cases/NVCR
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