|Company name||eHealth, Inc.|
|Status||Class Action Complaint Filed|
NEW YORK, May 20, 2020 – Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of investors that purchased eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) securities between March 19, 2018 and April 7, 2020 (the “Class Period”). Investors have until June 8, 2020 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.
On April 8, 2020, analyst Muddy Waters Research issued a report stating that the Company uses “highly aggressive accounting” to mask “a significantly unprofitable business.” Muddy Waters wrote that “[a]fter ASC 606 went into effect,” eHealth’s “member churn . . . skyrocketed,” and concluded “that EHTH is pursuing low quality, lossmaking growth while its LTVs are based on lower churn, pre-growth cohorts.” Further, Muddy Waters charged eHealth’s management with “running a massive stock promotion.”
On this news, eHealth’s stock price fell approximately 12%, to close at $103.20 per share.
The complaint, filed on April 8, 2020, alleges that eHealth misrepresented and/or failed to disclose to investors: (1) its highly aggressive accounting and modeling assumptions; (2) its skyrocketing rate of member churn, resulting from eHealth’s pursuit of low quality, lossmaking growth; (3) its reliance on direct response television advertising, which attracts an unprofitable, high churn enrollee; and (4) as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
If you purchased eHealth shares during the class period, have information, would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Melissa Fortunato or Marion Passmore by email at email@example.com, telephone at (212) 355-4648, or by filling out the contact form below. There is no cost or obligation to you.