STEVENSON, Md., Aug. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE) (“CaesarStone” or the “Company”) securities during the period between March 25, 2013 and August 18, 2015, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have until October 26, 2015 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.
If you have suffered a loss from investment in CaesarStone securities purchased on or after March 25, 2013 and held through the revelation of negative information during and/or at the end of the Class Period, as described below, and would like to learn more about this lawsuit and your ability to participate as a lead plaintiff, without cost or obligation to you, please visit our website at http://www.browerpiven.com/currentsecuritiescases.html. You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at email@example.com or by telephone at (410) 415-6616. No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in Company securities during the Class Period. Brower Piven also encourages anyone with information regarding the Company’s conduct during the period in question to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.
The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants’ failure to disclose during the Class Period that the cost of quartz rose by approximately 20% in 2014; that independent lab tests demonstrate that CaesarStone’s samples contained less quartz than advertised; that CaesarStone’s reported consolidated margins, gross margins, and EBITDA were overstated; the true extent of and risk posed by a growing number of lawsuits for approximately 60 silicosis-related injuries or deaths suffered by workers and fabricators of its product in Israel was understated; the impact recent OSHA warnings regarding silicosis would have on the opening of a new U.S. facility and associated costs; and that inspection reports revealed audit deficiencies related to revenue and inventory controls.
According to the complaint, following an August 19, 2015 analyst report describing the aforementioned information that had been withheld during the Class Period, the value of CaesarStone shares declined significantly.
Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.
CONTACT: Charles J. Piven Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation 1925 Old Valley Road Stevenson, Maryland 21153 Telephone: 410-415-6616 firstname.lastname@example.org
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