The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by making false and/or misleading statements and/or failing to disclose that: (i) Celadon’s equity contribution to its joint venture with Element Financial Corp. was $68.2 million, not the $100 million that Celadon reported in public filings; (ii) Celadon was being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”); and (iii) as a result, Celadon’s financial statements were materially false and misleading.
Specifically, On April 5, 2017, Prescience Point Research Group (“Prescience“) published a report alleging, among other things, that Celadon “used off-balance sheet entities . . . and manipulative accounting practices to hide its insolvent condition from investors and creditors.” On this news, Celadon’s share price fell from $6.25 per share on April 4, 2017 to a closing price of $5.40 on April 5, 2017 —a $0.85 or a 13.6% drop.
Additionally, on April 19, 2017, Prescience reported that it received correspondence from the SEC indicating that Celadon was under investigation. On this news, Celadon’s share price fell from $4.40 per share on April 18, 2017 to an intraday low of $3.85 on April 19, 2017 —a $0.55 or a 12.5% drop.
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