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Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM)



Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Excess Of $100,000 Investing In Sanderson Farms, Inc. To Contact The Firm Before Lead Plaintiff Deadline

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (“Sanderson” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SAFM) of the December 27, 2016 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action lawsuit filed against the Company and certain officers.

The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all those who purchased Sanderson securities between December 17, 2013 and October 6, 2016 (the “Class Period”).  The case, Gamm v. Sanderson Farms, Inc. et al, No. 1:16-cv-08420 was filed on October 28, 2016.

The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by making false and/or misleading statements and/or failing to disclose that: (i) Sanderson conspired with industry peers to fix prices in the broiler-chicken market; (ii) this conduct constituted a violation of federal antitrust laws; (iii) consequently, Sanderson’s revenues during the Class Period were the result of this misconduct; and (iv) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading.

Specifically, on September 2, 2016, food distributor Maplevale Farms, Inc. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Sanderson and other poultry producers, including Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson”), alleging that Sanderson and the other companies named in the complaint had conspired since 2008 to manipulate the prices of broiler chickens.  Additionally, on October 4, 2016, a group of individual consumers filed an antitrust lawsuit against Sanderson and several industry peers, including Tyson, alleging violations of the Sherman Act.

On this news, Sanderson’s share price fell from $96.19 per share on October 3, 2016 to a closing price of $92.21 on October 4, 2016—a $3.98 or a 4.14% drop.

Lastly, on October 7, 2016, Pivotal Research downgraded Tyson from “Hold” to “Sell.”  Explaining the downgrade, analyst Timothy Ramey directed investors’ attention to the “powerfully convincing” allegations of price manipulation by Sanderson and its industry peers.

On this news, Sanderson’s share price fell from $93.18 per share on October 6, 2016 to a closing price of $89.15 on October 7, 2016—a $4.03 or a 4.32% drop.

Take Action

If you invested in Sanderson common stock or options between December 17, 2013 and October 6, 2016 and would like to discuss your legal rights, please fill out the form below. You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at 877-247-4292 or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com.  Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding Sanderson’s conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.

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Case Details


  • 10/31/2016

Class Period:

  • 12/17/2013 - 10/06/2016

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