BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming August 27, 2020 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased Ideanomics, Inc. (“Ideanomics” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: IDEX) common stock between March 20, 2020 and June 25, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
Investors suffering losses on their Ideanomics investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to [email protected].
On June 25, 2020, Hindenburg Research issued a series of tweets stating that Ideanomics “is an egregious & obvious fraud.” Hindenburg claimed that it found evidence that Ideanomics “doctored photos in its PR to suggest it owns/operates” a facility. Hindenburg further stated that it had an investigator who visited Ideanomics’ “supposed MEG sales center,” and that the “facility is actually operated by almost 100 sales groups,” that had never heard of Ideanomics. Additionally, Hindenburg claimed that its investigator called five of Ideanomics’ purported electric vehicle customers, and that none were aware of Ideanomics, nor could they confirm doing business with Ideanomics.
The same day, J Capital Research published a report, corroborating Hindenburg’s allegations. Specifically, J Capital “called all the ‘buyers’ named in [the Company’s] press releases this month. Not a single one had made a purchase. One of them thanked us for alerting them to ‘fake news.’”
On this news, the Company’s share price fell $0.65, or more than 21%, to close at $2.44 per share on June 25, 2020, thereby injuring investors.
Then, on June 26, 2020, the Company issued a press release, seeking to “clarify the status” of its purported hub in Qingdao, China. Therein, Ideanomics walked back certain of its prior statements regarding the MEG Center, stating its as launching three phases of its MEG Center that will eventually total one million square feet. The first phase occupies only 215,000 square feet.
On this news, the Company’s share price fell $0.98, or 40%, to close at $1.46 per share on June 26, 2020, thereby injuring investors further.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that Ideanomics’ MEG Center in Qingdao was not “a one million square foot EV expo center”; (2) that the Company had been using doctored or altered photographs of the purported MEG Center in Qingdao; (3) that the Company’s electric vehicle business in China was not performing nearly as strong as Ideanomics had represented; and (4) that, as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Ideanomics securities, you may move the Court no later than August 27, 2020, to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the class action you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the class action. If you wish to learn more about this class action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to [email protected], or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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