This lawsuit is for anyone who acquired securities in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) from May 4, 2020 through February 22, 2021.
The lawsuit alleges that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that, throughout the time period mentioned above, the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company misled investors by hiding significant problems in its L3Harris’ Security Detection and Automation business, including product defects, and by booking fake revenue.
On February 16, 2021, Spruce Point Capital Management published a report alleging, among other things, that “Leidos’ $1.0 billion levered acquisition of L3Harris’ Security Detection and Automation business (SD&A) is experiencing significant problems, including product defects, that increase the likelihood of a material adverse effect.” The report also alleged that the Company misstated revenue, citing for example, a $6 million variance between the third quarter 2020 investor presentation and Form 10-Q, which “raises the possibility that Leidos has booked fake revenue, or is keeping two sets of books.” On this news, the price of the Company's stock dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume. Then, on February 23, 2021, Leidos announced its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results and withdrew its fiscal 2021 outlook. On this news, the price of the Company's stock again dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) from May 4, 2020 through February 22, 2021 you may join the lawsuit by submitting your information online, or you may call the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and speak to Mr. Smith directly to learn how he can protect your rights.
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1. I have reviewed the Complaint and authorized its filing.
2. Plaintiff did not purchase the security that is the subject of this
action, at the direction of plaintiff's counsel or in order to
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3. I am willing to serve as a representative party on behalf of a class
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4. My transactions in the securities, which are the subject of this
action, during the Class Period set forth in the Complaint are as
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under the federal security laws during the last three years, except
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6. I will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party,
except to receive my pro rata share of any recovery or as ordered
or approved by the court including the award to a representative
plaintiff of reasonable costs and expenses (including lost wages)
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