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NEW YORK, May 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, reminds investors of the deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in a securities class action lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired the securities of Vertex Energy, Inc. (“Vertex” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VTNR) between April 1, 2022 and August 8, 2022, inclusive (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama and alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 12, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.
Plaintiff alleges that, throughout the Class Period, Defendants failed to disclose, among other things, that prior to the acquisition of the Mobile refinery, Defendants had entered into inventory and crack spread hedging derivatives that significantly capped the profit margins on 50% of the Mobile refinery’s expected output over the period April 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022, affecting over 6.5 million barrels of refined fuel output.
On August 9, 2022, before the market opened, Vertex filed with the SEC a Form 8-K that included its second quarter 2022 earnings release and held an earnings conference call for analysts and investors (the “Q2 earnings call”). In the earnings release, and on the call, Vertex disclosed massive losses incurred at the Mobile refinery during the second quarter of 2022. Vertex announced a net loss for the Company of $63.8 million. Vertex also announced that adjusted EBITDA for the Mobile refinery, even after adjusting for certain incurred losses, was only $63.6 million, compared to the guidance given just three months prior for EBITDA of $120-$130 million in the second quarter, a total shortfall of 50%. Vertex also withdrew its financial guidance for the remainder of fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year 2023.
On this news, Vertex’s stock price fell $6.18 per share, or 44%, to close at $7.80 per share on August 9, 2022.
If you purchased or acquired Vertex securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit Vertex Energy, Inc. Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit or contact Peter Allocco at (212) 951-2030 or email@example.com.
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