BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming March 20, 2017 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of a class of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Dollar General Corporation (“Dollar General” or the “Company”) (NYSE: DG) securities between March 10, 2016 and November 30, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Dollar General investors have until March 20, 2017 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Dollar General is a discount retailer that provides various merchandise products in the Southern, Southwestern, Midwestern and Eastern United States. A large portion of the Company’s revenues are derived through customers' use of welfare benefits to purchase merchandise.
According to the Complaint filed in this Class Action, throughout the Class Period Defendants made false and/or misleading statements regarding the impact of limitations on welfare benefits (“SNAP benefits”) announced by various states. Notably, throughout the Class Period, the Company downplayed analyst concerns regarding the implementation of the SNAP restrictions and its impact on the Company’s performance. However, unbeknownst to investors, a majority of Dollar General’s stores are located in states that re-implemented time limitations on SNAP benefits in 2016, and therefore the impact of SNAP reductions would be disproportionate to the percentage of the Company’s overall sales comprised of SNAP payments.
If you purchased Dollar General shares, you may move the Court no later than March 20, 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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