STEVENSON, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of purchasers of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI) (“Vitamin Shoppe” or the “Company”) securities during the period between March 1, 2017 and August 6, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have until October 27, 2017 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in Vitamin Shoppe securities during the Class Period. Members of the class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No class has yet been certified in the above action.
The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants’ failure to disclose during the Class Period that the Company’s retail segment was continuing to dramatically decline, its ongoing reinvention plan was not meeting with success, there was more than $168 million in goodwill being carried on the books for the retail segment impaired, and Vitamin Shoppe was improperly delaying recognizing that impairment charge.
According to the complaint, following a May 10, 2017 release of the first quarter 2017 financial results that were lower than expected and a slashed guidance for 2017, the value of Vitamin Shoppe shares declined significantly.
If you have suffered a loss in excess of $100,000 from investment in Vitamin Shoppe securities purchased on or after March 1, 2017 and held through the revelation of negative information during and/or at the end of the Class Period and would like to learn more about this lawsuit and your ability to participate as a lead plaintiff, without cost or obligation to you, please visit our website at http://www.browerpiven.com/currentsecuritiescases.html. You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (410) 415-6616.
Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.