|Company name||INC Research Holdings, Inc.|
|Class period||May 10, 2017 – November 9, 2017|
|Lead plaintiff deadline||January 30, 2018|
|Court||Southern District of New York|
NEW YORK, December 4, 2017 – Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired INC Research Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INCR) securities between May 10, 2017 and November 9, 2017 (the “Class Period”). Investors have until January 30, 2018 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.
On August 1, 2017, the Company announced that it completed a merger (the “Merger”) with inVentiv Health, Inc. (“inVentiv”). And, the Company represented to investors that the Merger was the beginning of an industry changing company, with high expectations for revenue growth and profitability. However, on November 9, 2017, the first quarter after the Merger, INCR reported a net loss of $88.9 million, as well as impairment charges to the Company’s intangible assets. Analysts noted that the Company’s fourth quarter guidance was worrisome given the challenges that inVentiv’s commercial business faced.
On this news, the Company’s stock price fell $16.35 per share, or 28.4%, to close at $41.15 per share on November 9, 2017, on unusually heavy trading volume. The Company’s share price continued to fall over the next three trading sessions, closing on November 14, 2017 at $34.35 per share, a total decline of $23.15 per share, or 40.3%.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, and failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose: (1) that the Merger was not providing the benefit that Defendants stated it would; (2) that inVentiv was underperforming; (3) that, as a result, the Company’s 2017 financial performance would be negatively impacted; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about INCR’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired INCR securities during the Class Period or continue to hold shares purchased prior to 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 Brandon Walker or Melissa Fortunato by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone at (212) 355-4648, or by filling out the contact form below. There is no cost or obligation to you.