San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2012 -- A deadline is coming up on September 7, 2012 in the lawsuit filed for investors of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) against Big Lots, Inc. over alleged securities laws violations in connection with certain financial statements.
Investors with a substantial investment in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) shares between February 2, 2012 and April 23, 2012, should get active before the Deadline that is coming up on September 7, 2012, and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at)shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.
According to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio the plaintiff alleges on behalf of purchasers of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) common stock during the period between February 2, 2012 and April 23, 2012, that Big Lots, Inc. and certain of its officers and directors violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by issuing between Feb. 2, 2012 and April 23, 2012, defendants issued materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business and financial results.
The plaintiff alleges that as a result of defendants' allegedly false statements, Big Lots stock (NYSE:BIG) traded at artificially inflated prices between Feb. 2, 2012 and April 23, 2012, reaching a high of $46.81 per share on March 27, 2012.
Then on April 23, 2012, after the market closed, Big Lots, Inc. provided an update on its First Quarter Sales Guidance. Big Lots, Inc, among other things, said that it expects U.S. comparable store sales to be slightly negative compared to its prior guidance.
Shares of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) fell from $45.65 per share on April 23, 2012 to a close of $34.71 per share on April 24, 2012.
On August 20, 2012, NYSE:BIG shares closed at $38.75 per share.
Those who purchased shares of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG), have certain options and for certain investors in NYSE:BIG shares are short and strict deadlines running. NYSE:BIG investors should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
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