NEW YORK, July 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, is investigating potential claims against Ebix, Inc. EBIX, 17 Education and Technology Group, Inc. YQ, Intuit, Inc. INTU, and Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. ARGO. Our investigations concern whether these companies have violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices. Additional information about each case can be found at the link provided.
Ebix, Inc. EBIX
On June 16, 2022, Hindenburg issued a short report on Ebix titled, “Ebix: This House of ‘Cards’ Seems To Have a Glaring Fake Revenue Problem”. Hindenburg stated that in February 2021, “Ebix auditor RSM resigned because the company refused to provide evidence regarding ‘unusual transactions related to the Company’s gift card business in India.’ The auditor was unable to obtain evidence to allow it to evaluate the business purposes behind the transactions. Hindenburg’s review of Indian corporate records shows that these ‘unusual transactions’ have increased since RSM’s departure.”
On this news, Ebix stock fell $8.81, or 37.6%, to close at $14.59 on June 16, 2022.
For more information on the Ebix investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/EBIX
17 Education and Technology Group, Inc. YQ
On or around December 4, 2020, 17 E&T conducted its initial public offering, selling 27.4 million American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) priced at $10.50 per ADS.
Then, on June 10, 2022, 17 E&T announced its first quarter financial results, reporting a net loss of $3.9 million alongside a nearly 50% fall in revenue from the prior year to $36.82 million.
On this news, 17 E&T’s stock price fell $1.65 per share, or 21.31%, to close at $2.40 per share on June 10, 2022.
For more information on the 17E&T investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/YQ
Intuit, Inc. INTU
On March 29, 2022, the FTC filed a lawsuit against Inuit claiming that the company has deceived millions of Americans into paying for tax service preparation software that should be free. On May 4, 2022, Intuit agreed to pay $141 million to settle similar allegations regarding Turbo Tax.
On this new, Intuit’s stock fell $22.14, or 5.1%, to close at $409.86 on May 5, 2022.
For more information on the Intuit investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/INTU
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. ARGO
On February 8, 2022, Argo announced that its results for the fourth quarter of 2021 will be negatively affected by adverse prior year reserve development and non-operating charges. Specifically, the Company expects net adverse prior year reserve development to be $130 million to $140 million for the quarter, the largest of which increases were related to construction defect claims within Argo’s U.S. operations and reserve increases in the run-off segment. In addition, Argo disclosed an expected goodwill and intangible assets charge of $40 million to $45 million for the quarter, related to Argo’s syndicate 1200 business unit.
On this news, Argo’s stock price fell sharply during intraday trading on February 9, 2022.
For more information on the Argo Group investigation go to: https://bespc.com/cases/ARGO
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