NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Fairway Group Holdings Corporation ("Fairway" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:FWM) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Southern District of New York, and docketed under 14-cv-0950 is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Fairway between April 16, 2013 and February 6, 2014, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against the Company and certain of its officers and directors as a result of alleged violations of the federal securities laws pursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.
If you are a shareholder who purchased Fairway securities during the Class Period, you have until April 15, 2014 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, x237. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
Fairway Group Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries operate in the retail food industry, selling fresh, natural and organic products, prepared foods and hard to find specialty and gourmet offerings along with a full assortment of conventional groceries.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Fairway's same store sales were declining; (2) the Company's direct store expenses were increasing; (3) the Company's financial forecasts were wholly unrealistic; and (4) as a result of the foregoing, Fairway's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On February 6, 2014, Fairway reported earnings that severely missed analysts' estimates including disappointing same store sales, as well as increased direct store expenses. Moreover, the Company reported a substantial miss in EBIDTA growth for the third quarter, as EBIDTA grew 3.2% over the same period in the prior year compared to growth of 20% - 25% that management had forecast.
On this news, shares of Fairway fell $3.19 per share, more than 27.91%, on intraday trading, to a price of $8.24 on February 7, 2014.
The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and San Diego, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 70 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.
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Source: Pomerantz LLP