BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming April 25, 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 Cemtrex, Inc. (“Cemtrex” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CETX) securities between February 11, 2016 and February 22, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Cemtrex investors have until April 25, 2017 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
On February 22, 2017, Seeking Alpha published an article on Cemtrex revealing that over $1 million had been paid to notorious stock promoters to promote Cemtrex stock. The report further alleged that Cemtrex’s founder Aron Govil had secretly paid promoters via an undisclosed entity, and that insiders of Cemtrex had been heavily selling Company shares during the paid promotion without disclosing their sales. On this news, the price of Cemtrex shares fell sharply on February 22, 2017, thereby injuring investors.
According to the complaint filed in this lawsuit, 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 failed to disclose: (1) that Source Capital was at risk of having its registrations terminated for wrongdoing; (2) that the Company was utilizing paid stock promoters to artificially inflate the price of the Company’s stock; (3) that Aron Govil, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, was secretly paying stock promoters via an undisclosed entity; (4) that Company insiders were selling their stock during the paid promotion, taking advantage of the artificially inflated stock price; (5) that the Company’s purported audit firm claimed to operate at a location that was actually vacant; (6) that the controlling partner behind the Company’s auditor was banned by the SEC and PCAOB for conducting fraudulent audits or reviews of public companies while performing little or no work and without being licensed; (7) that the Company’s auditor was signing off on the Company’s financial disclosures without conducting a proper review; and (8) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about Cemtrex’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
If you purchased Cemtrex shares, you may move the Court no later than April 25, 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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