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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Remind AAP Investors of a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of December 8, 2023
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Nov 20, 2023, 5:45 AM ET
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention Advance Auto Parts, Inc. ("AAP") (NYSE: AAP) shareholders:
The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has commenced on behalf of investors who purchased between November 16, 2022 and May 30, 2023.
If you suffered a loss on your investment in AAP, contact us about potential recovery by using the link below. There is no cost or obligation to you.
ABOUT THE ACTION: The complaint alleges that defendants made false and/or materially misleading statements that: 1) misrepresented the efficacy of AAP's strategic pricing initiative and the impact of price reductions; 2) omitted and/or concealed the negative impacts of the pricing initiative; 3) provided investors with an overly optimistic perception of AAP's operations; and 4) created the false impression that inflation and macroeconomic factors had an insubstantial impact on the Company's margins. On May 31, 2023, AAP held its quarterly earnings call for 2023 first quarter. During that call, President and CEO Thomas R. Greco ("Greco") conceded, "our financial results in the first quarter were well below expectations." Because the Company slashed prices on products, Greco stated "we had less price realization than plans, which put substantially higher pressure on our product margin price." Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Jeffrey W. Shepherd revealed during the May call that the Company's strategic pricing program resulted in the Company being "unable to price to cover product costs in the quarter." The Company consequently revised downward its 2023 guidance to an operating margin of 5% to 5.3% from the previously announced 7.8% to 9.2% margins. Following this news, the Company's stock price fell by $39.31 per share, from $112.20 per share to $72.89 per share on May 31, 2023.
DEADLINE: December 8, 2023
Aggrieved AAP investors only have until December 8, 2023 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. You are not required to act as a lead plaintiff in order to share in any recovery.
Vincent Wong, Esq. is an experienced attorney who has represented investors in securities litigations involving financial fraud and violations of shareholder rights. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
Vincent Wong, Esq.
39 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002
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