BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming January 9, 2017 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased The Allstate Corporation (“Allstate” or the “Company”) (ALL) securities between October 30, 2014 and August 3, 2015, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Allstate investors have until January 9, 2017 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
According to the Complaint filed in this lawsuit, throughout the Class Period defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that the reason for the sudden spike in its auto claims frequency was the result of Allstate’s growth in its auto policy business through higher risk drivers.
On August 3, 2015, post-market, Allstate disclosed its second quarter 2015 financial results. In its report Allstate announced a third consecutive quarter of heightened auto claims frequency, a 57% reduction in operating income and operating earnings per share that were $0.34 under analysts' estimates. Following Allstate's earnings release, the Company's Chief Executive Officer stated that the lower quarterly profit was primarily caused by "a deterioration in auto insurance margins" claiming that "margins decreased as higher claim frequency and severity more than offset average auto insurance price increases."
Due to these disclosures, Allstate's share price fell over 10%, to close at $62.34 on August 4, 2015.
If you purchased Allstate shares, you may move the Court no later than January 9, 2017 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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