BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming December 5, 2016 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (“Ferrellgas” or the “Company”) (NYSE: FGP) securities between June 1, 2015 and September 28, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
The complaint filed in this action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose: (1) that the Company’s propane sales were declining; (2) that the Company’s midstream logistics business was being negatively impacted by low crude oil prices; (3) that, as such, the Company’s Adjusted EBITDA would fall below the Company’s projections; (4) that the Company was becoming more and more leveraged; (5) that, in response, the Company would need to obtain an amendment under the secured credit facility and accounts receivable securitization facility to increase the maximum leverage ratio to a range of 5.95x to 6.05x; (6) that, as a result of the foregoing, the Company would likely need to reduce its dividend; and (7) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about Ferrellgas’ business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
If you purchased Ferrellgas shares, you may move the Court no later than December 5, 2016 to request appointment as lead plaintiff. To be a member of the class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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