LawFuel.com – Tripp Levy PLLC, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential claims of securities fraud on behalf of purchasers of Annie’s, Inc. Shares in Annie’s, Inc. (“Annie’s” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BNNY) have plunged on news that the Company has identified material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting and on news that the Company’s independent auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, is resigning.
On June 2, 2014, Annie’s filed a Notification of Late Filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) disclosing that “the Company [has] identified a material weakness in its internal control over financial reporting.” The Company further explained that the deficiencies relate “to an insufficient complement of finance and accounting resources, including employee turnover, within the organization resulting in design deficiencies in certain areas in which our controls were not precise enough to detect misstatements that in the aggregate could be material to the consolidated financial statement.” The filing noted that Annie’s had not completed its assessment of the Company’s internal controls and thus was unable to file its Annual Report for its fiscal 2014 year. On this news, the stock price fell from $32.72 per share on Friday, May 30, 2014 to close at $31.65 on Monday, June 2, 2014.
Then, on June 3, 2014, after the market closed, Annie’s filed a Form 8-K with the SEC disclosing that the Company’s independent accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, is resigning, effective August 11, 2014. On this news, the Company’s share price fell further from its closing price of $31.65 on June 2, 2014 and, as of the time of this release, is currently trading at approximately $29.84 per share. In total, the Company’s stock price has dropped approximately $2.88 per share, or approximately 9%, over three consecutive trading sessions.
If you are a shareholder of Annie’s and would like additional information as to this matter, please contact us at:
Tripp Levy PLLC
New York, New York
Toll free: 1-800-511-7037
Tripp Levy PLLC represents individual and institutional shareholders and, along with its affiliates, has recovered billions of dollars for shareholders in similar actions around the globe. Tripp Levy PLLC is affiliated with the law firm Milberg LLP. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not indicate a similar outcome.