Illumina and Brocade Communications are both in my portfolio, so when I saw them pop up at the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse I decided to share the information with my readers. It has been a while since I mentioned the Clearinghouse, a great resource to learn about recent class action filings.
Ticker Symbol: ILMN
Class Period: 07/26/2016 – 10/10/2016
Court: S.D. California
Date of filing: 12/16/2016
Plaintiff Firm: Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP
SIC Code: 3826
Sector Classification: Healthcare
Industry Classification: Biotechnology & Drugs
Summary: According to the law firm press release, the filed 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 failed to disclose: (1) that the Company was experiencing a large decline in high throughput sequencing instrument sales; (2) that the decline was negatively impacting the Company’s revenue; (3) that the Company lacked visibility into trends that could have a substantial impact on the Company’s financial results; (4) that, as such, the Company’s revenue guidance was unreliable and overstated; and (5) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about Illumina’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
Ticker Symbol: BRCD
Class Period: 11/02/2016 – 12/15/2016
Court: N.D. California
Date of filing: 12/15/2016
Plaintiff Firm: Gainey McKenna & Egleston
SIC Code: 3576
Sector Classification: Technology
Industry Classification: Computer Storage Devices
Summary: According to the Complaint, on November 2, 2016, Brocade announced that it had entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which a wholly owned subsidiary of Broadcom will merge with and into the Brocade, with Brocade continuing as the surviving corporation and as a wholly owned subsidiary of Broadcom (the “Proposed Transaction”). Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Brocade shareholders will receive $12.75 in cash for each Brocade share they own (the “Merger Consideration”).
The Complaint alleges the Merger Consideration is insufficient and undervalues the Company and is the result of a flawed sales process.
So, if the above is of interest, you might want to subscribe to the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse (link). Actually, they call it registering. Just click on Register at the top right of any page. Plenty of worthwhile resources available on the site for anyone interested in class action events or research.