EQNX::TICKER_START (NASDAQ:LWLG),(NYSE:TGT),(NASDAQ:LYLT),(NASDAQ:NOTV), EQNX::TICKER_END Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, is investigating potential claims against Lightwave Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWLG), Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), Loyalty Ventures, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYLT), and Inotiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOTV). Our investigations concern whether these companies have violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices. Additional information about each case can be found at the link provided.
Lightwave Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWLG)
On June 2, 2022, during trading hours, market analyst Kerrisdale Capital published a report entitled "Lightwave Logic, Inc. (LWLG): A High-Frequency Failure" which alleged, among other things, that "[u]nderneath the facade of accomplishment... is almost nothing of substance[,]" and that "Lightwave hasn't ever come close to commercializing anything: in the 15 years since it's gone public, it has generated a total of about $6 thousand in revenues, which stands in start contrast to the steady stream of promotional announcements celebrating overhyped prototype completions, product tests, and patents over that time." The report also alleged that "Lightwave's polymer 'technology' is behind the curve and the feasibility of a manufacturing process to commercialize it [and] may never be achieved[.]"
On this news, Lightwave Logic's stock fell $0.99 per share, or 12%, to close at $6.94 per share on June 2, 2022, on unusually heavy trading volume.
For more information on the Lightwave Logic investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/LWLG
Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT)
On May 18, 2022, before trading hours, Target announced its first quarter 2022 financial results in a press release. The Company also provided guidance, expecting second quarter 2022 "operating income margin rate [to] be in a wide range centered around first quarter's operating margin rate of 5.3 percent."
On this news, Target's stock price fell $53.67 per share, or over 25%, to close at $161.61 per share on May 18, 2022, on unusually heavy trading volume.
Then, just three weeks later, on June 7, 2022, before trading hours, Target revised its guidance, expecting the second quarter 2022 operating margin rate to "be in a range around 2%." The Company attributed the change to "a set of actions to right-size [Target's] inventory for the balance of the year[.]"
On this news, Target's stock fell $3.69, or 2.3%, to close at $155.98 per share on June 7, 2022.
For more information on the Target investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/TGT
Loyalty Ventures, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYLT)
Loyalty Ventures provides consumer loyalty solutions. The Company owns and operates the AIR MILES Reward Program, an end-to-end loyalty platform; and BrandLoyalty, a campaign-based loyalty solution for grocers and other high-frequency retailers.
On November 5, 2021, Loyalty Ventures became a publicly traded company after its separation from Alliance Data Systems Corporation.
On June 8, 2022, the Company disclosed that its AIR MILES Reward Program segment and AIR MILES' Sponsor, Sobeys, were unable to align on extension terms; consequently, Sobeys provided notice of its intent to exit the program on a region-by-region basis, beginning with Atlantic Canada, between August and the first quarter of 2023. The Company stated, "Given the uncertainty related to the timing of the transition of Sobeys' additional regions and the currency and program timing issues often associated with its BrandLoyalty business, Loyalty Ventures will re-evaluate its 2022 revenue and EBITDA guidance when there is more clarity, which management hopes to have by the time of its second quarter earnings release."
On this news, the price of Loyalty Ventures shares declined by $5.01 per share, or approximately 45.4%, from $11.03 per share to close at $6.02 per share on June 8, 2022.
For more information on the Loyalty Ventures investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/LYLT
Inotiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOTV)
On May 20, 2022, Inotiv disclosed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that "[o]n May 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice ('DOJ'), together with federal and state law enforcement agents, executed a search and seizure warrant on" a Cumberland, Virginia facility of Inotiv's subsidiary Envigo RMS, LLC ("Envigo"). Inotiv further disclosed that "[o]n May 19, 2022, a complaint was filed against Envigo in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. The complaint is a civil action by DOJ alleging violations of the Animal Welfare Act at the Cumberland, Virginia facility. The complaint seeks declaratory and injunctive relief and costs."
On this news, Inotiv's stock price fell $5.19 per share, or 28.31%, to close at $13.14 per share on May 23, 2022.
For more information on the Inotiv investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/NOTV
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