BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased Yirendai Ltd. (“Yirendai” or the “Company”) (NYSE: YRD) securities between May 11, 2016 and August 24, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Yirendai investors have until October 25, 2016 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Investors suffering losses on their Yirendai investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to email@example.com.
The filed complaint 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 was experiencing an increasing amount of fraud related to customer applications for its loan products; (2) that the implementation of new anti-fraud regulations by the Chinese government, in response to increasing fraud in the industry, could have a negative impact on the Company’s performance; and (3) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about Yirendai’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On August 24, 2016, Bloomberg reported that China imposed limits on peer-to-peer lending, citing authorities’ concern over defaults and fraud among the nation’s 2,349 online lenders. Specifically, Bloomberg reported that under the new regulations, lenders are barred from taking public deposits or selling wealth-management products, and must appoint qualified banks as custodians and improve information disclosure. Bloomberg also reported that individual borrowing is now limited to 1 million yuan ($150,000) from peer-to-peer websites, including a maximum of 200,000 yuan from any one site.
On this news, Yirendai’s share price fell $6.92 per share, or 22%, to close at $24.52 per share on August 24, 2016, on unusually heavy trading volume.
If you purchased shares of Yirendai during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than October 25, 2016 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. 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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