BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the August 13, 2018 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors that purchased Unum Group (“Unum” or the “Company”) (NYSE: UNM) securities between January 31, 2018 and May 2, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Unum investors have until August 13, 2018 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Investors suffering losses on their Unum 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 complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made 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 the Company was experiencing a higher claims incidence for its long-term care business; (2) that the Company was experiencing less favorable policy terminations in connection with its long-term care business; (3) that, as such, the Company’s long-term care business loss ratio would reach the upper 90% range; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about Unum’s business, operations, and prospects, including statements related to the Company’s long-term care reserves and capital management plans, were materially false and/or misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On May 2, 2018, the Company held a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2018 financial results. On the call, Defendant John F. McGarry (“McGarry”), the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), elaborated on the Company’s disclosures in the May 1, 2018 press release, stating “[b]enefits experience this quarter was driven by new claim incidence that ran much higher than expected” and “the higher loss ratio this quarter was negatively impacted by a lower level of policy terminations.”
On this news, the Company’s stock price fell $8.12 per share, or nearly 17%, to close at $39.78 per share on May 2, 2018, on unusually heavy trading volume.
If you purchased shares of Unum during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than August 13, 2018 to ask the Court to appoint you 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 www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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