Lyft, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) Investor Notice: Lawsuit alleges Securities Laws Violations

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A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by an investor who bought shares of Lyft, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) alleging that the company violated federal securities laws in relation to some allegedly false and misleading statements made between February 13, 2024, at 4:05 p.m., and February 13, 2024, at 4:51 p.m.

You have specific options, and for some investors, there are tight deadlines, if you bought a sizable quantity of Lyft, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) shares between February 13, 2024, at 4:05 p.m. and February 13, 2024, at 4:51 p.m., and/or if you bought any NASDAQ: LYFT shares before February 13, 2024 and you still own any of those shares. Priority date: May 6, 2024. NASDAQ: Investors in LYFT should get in touch with the Shareholders Foundation by phone at +1(858) 779-1554 or via email at [email protected].

Lyft, Inc., a San Francisco, California-based company, runs a peer-to-peer on-demand ridesharing marketplace in both the US and Canada. According to Lyft, Inc., its yearly Net Loss increased from $688.3 million in 2017 to $911.33 million in 2018, and its Total Revenue increased from over $1.05 billion in 2017 to over $2.15 billion in 2018.

After going public in late March 2019, Lyft, Inc. was valued at $20.5 billion after shares were sold for $72.00 each.

Lyft, Inc. released a press release with its operating results for the fourth quarter of 2023 on February 13, 2024 at 4:05 p.m. Additionally, the press release was submitted as an exhibit to a Form 8-K and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the press release, Lyft, Inc. projected a year-over-year increase in [a]djusted EBITDA margin of about 500 basis points. In actuality, though, Lyft, Inc. only projected a 50 basis point increase in margin.Therefore, Lyft was actually only projecting 2024 margins of 2.1%, not 6.6% as previously thought.

The plaintiff asserts that Lyft’s common stock, which ended at $12.13 on February 13, 2024, traded as high as $20.25 in the aftermarket (between 4:40 and 4:41 p.m.). This is because of a significant misrepresentation, according to the plaintiff.

Later, on February 13, 2024, at 4:30 p.m., Lyft, Inc. had its earnings call. The company’s chief financial officer mentioned a 50 basis point increase in Lyft’s adjusted EBITDA margin more than 17 minutes into the conference.

The price of Lyft’s stock dropped from $19.52 per share at 4:45 p.m. to $12.92 just after 4:50 p.m.According to the complaint, it took the CFO an additional seven minutes to admit that her allusion to 50 basis points was, in fact, a correction from the press release.

In the complaint, the plaintiff claims that the defendants broke federal securities laws on behalf of buyers of common shares of Lyft, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT). The plaintiff specifically alleges that the defendants were motivated to delay correcting the press release because they knew that a significant portion, if not all, of the shares that traded in the aftermarket were shorts covering their positions and that the existence of the large short position had a negative effect on the defendants’ ability to receive stock-based performance bonuses.

Those who bought shares of Lyft, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) want to get in touch with the Shareholders Foundation as they have some choices.

Get in touch with Investors Foundation, Inc.Michael Daniels: +1-(858)-779-1554; 3111 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 42392108, San Diego(858)[email protected] is the fax number.

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