NEW YORK, June 15, 2009 LawFuel.com Legal Announcements — The Brualdi Law Firm, P.C.
announces that a lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (“Raymond James Financial”
or the “Company”) (NYSE:RJF) common stock between April 22, 2008 and April 14, 2009, inclusive (the “Class Period”) for violations of the federal security laws.
No class has yet been certified in the above action. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. If you purchased Raymond James Financial common stock during the Class Period, and wish to move the court for appointment of lead plaintiff, you must do so by August 10, 2009. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in the Company during the Class Period. You do not need to seek appointment as a lead plaintiff in order to share in any recovery.
To be a member of the class you need not take any action at this time, and you may retain counsel of your choice. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this Notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Sue Lee at The Brualdi Law Firm, P.C. 29 Broadway, Suite 2400, New York, New York 10006, by telephone toll free at (877) 495-1187 or (212) 952-0602, by email to [email protected] or visit our website at http://www.brualdilawfirm.com.
The lawsuit alleges that defendants repeatedly touted its supposedly conservative management practices and avoidance of risky assets associated with subprime residential mortgages. Defendants, however, failed to disclose that Raymond James Financial understated the credit risks of its wholly owned subsidiary’s commercial and residential loan portfolios, and failed to set aside adequate reserves for the losses that Raymond James Financial knew, or recklessly disregarded, were forthcoming. On April 14, 2009, Raymond James Financial shocked investors when it announced that results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2009, would be well below the consensus analysts’
estimates. Raymond James Financial also announced that both its commercial and residential portfolios would require higher loss reserves, with the loan loss provision tripling from the previous quarter. In response to such an unexpected sharp increase in loan loss provisions, Raymond James Financial common stock dropped $2.57 per share, or 13.48%, to close at $16.49 per share on April 15, 2009.