Deadline Reminder: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Bright Health Group, Inc. (BHG)
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming March 7, 2022 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the case filed on behalf of investors who purchased Bright Health Group, Inc. ("Bright Health" or the "Company") (NYSE: BHG): (a) common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement and prospectus (collectively, the "Registration Statement") issued in connection with the Company's June 2021 initial public offering ("IPO" or the "Offering"); (b) and/or securities between June 24, 2021 and November 10, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Investors suffering losses on their Bright Health 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 protected].
In June 2021, Bright Health completed its IPO, selling approximately 51 million shares of common stock for $18.00 per share.
On November 11, 2021, Bright Health reported its third quarter financial results, revealing earnings per share ("EPS") of -$0.48 as calculated under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), missing consensus estimates by $0.31. The Company also reported a sharp rie in the Company's medical cost ratio ("MCR"), advising investors that its MCR "for the third quarter of 2021 was 103.0%, including a 540 basis point unfavorable impact from COVID-19 related costs and a 900 basis point unfavorable impact primarily from a cumulative reduction in premium revenue due to an inability to capture risk adjustment on newly added lives."
On this news, Bright Health's stock fell $2.36, or 32%, to close at $4.94 per share on November 11, 2021, significantly below the IPO price.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that 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 failed to disclose to investors that: (1) Bright Health had overstated its post-IPO business and financial prospects; (2) the Company was ill-equipped to handle the impact of COVID-19-related costs; (3) the Company was experiencing a decline in premium revenue because of a failure to capture risk adjustment on newly added lives; (4) all the foregoing was reasonably likely to have a material negative impact on Bright Health's business and financial condition; and (5) as a result, Defendants' positive statements about the Company's business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Bright Health securities during the Class Period, you may move the Court no later than March 7, 2022 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the class action 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 action. If you wish to learn more about this class 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 [email protected], or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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