Kuznicki Law PLLC notifies investors that a class action has commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of shareholders of Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. who purchased shares between April 30, 2020 and January 22, 2024.
ADM and certain of its executives are charged with failing to disclose material information during the Class Period, violating federal securities laws.
On January 21, 2024, the Company disclosed that its Chief Financial Officer had been placed on leave “pending an ongoing investigation being conducted by outside counsel for ADM and the Board’s Audit Committee regarding certain accounting practices and procedures with respect to ADM’s Nutrition segment, including as related to certain intersegment transactions.” Further, its investigation was initiated in response to a voluntary document request by the SEC and as a result, the Company delayed its Q4 and FY 2023 earnings release and withdrew its outlook for its Nutrition segment.
On this news, the price of ADM’s shares fell $16.23 per share, or approximately 24%, from $68.19 per share to close at $51.69 on January 22, 2024, wiping out approximately $8.8 billion of ADM’s market value.
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 the respective securities during the class periods. Members of the class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No class has yet been certified in the above action. Appointment as Lead Plaintiff is not required to partake in any recovery.
Shareholders have until March 25, 2024 to request that the court appoint them lead plaintiff.