Article: Billionaire Mets’ owner Steve Cohen and poster boy trader Dave Portnoy in fiery GameStop fight

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Billionaire Mets’ owner Steve Cohen and poster boy trader Dave Portnoy in fiery GameStop fight

Sarah Sharples, 29 January 2021

An online stoush has erupted between the billionaire owner of baseball team The Mets and a day-trading poster boy surrounding the GameStop stock controversy. The war of words started when day trader Dave Portnoy blasted Steve Cohen, the hedge fund billionaire and Mets owner, about restrictions on trading apps including Robinhood, which are used by amateur investors.

GameStop, a brick-and-mortar video retailer, has seen its stock skyrockets after Reddit renegades set out to prevent Wall Street “fat cats” from making huge profits from it. Continue reading “Article: Billionaire Mets’ owner Steve Cohen and poster boy trader Dave Portnoy in fiery GameStop fight”

Article: Aurora Cannabis Inc. Investors: Company Investigated by the Portnoy Law Firm

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Aurora Cannabis Inc. Investors: Company Investigated by the Portnoy Law Firm

GLOBE NEWSWIRE, 08 October 2020

A ​The Portnoy Law Firm advises Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ACB) investors that the firm has initiated an investigation into possible securities fraud, and may file a class action on behalf of investors. The investigation focuses on allegations that Aurora may have issued misleading information to the investing public.

A press release was issued by Aurora on September 8, 2020, “announcing] an update on its business operations along with certain unaudited preliminary fiscal fourth-quarter 2020 results.” Aurora announced that the Company expected to record up to $1.8 billion in goodwill impairment charges in the fourth quarter of 2020. Aurora also announced that “previously announced fixed asset impairment charges [were] now expected to be up to $90 million, due to production facility rationalization, and a charge of approximately $140 million in the carrying value of certain inventory, predominantly trim, in order to align inventory on hand with near term expectations for demand.”
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Article: Novagold says potential class action amateurish, ignorant

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Novagold says potential class action amateurish, ignorant

Cecilia Jamasmie, 10 July 2020

Canada’s Novagold (TSX, NYSE: NG), which is suing short-selling firm J Capital Research (JCAP) for defamation, said a US law firm’s potential attempt to launch a class suit against the company on alleged securities fraud would be based on “malicious and false information”. Lawyers at Hagens Berman and Portnoy said this week they were investigating whether Novagold had misled investors about the viability of its Donlin gold project, in Alaska.

Novagold said the move by San Francisco-based Hagens Berman appeared to be entirely based on JCAP’s “tapestry of deceit” as well as “false and misleading statements” about the company and its 50-50 development partner in the project, Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX) (NYSE: GOLD).
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Article: NovaGold Investors: Company Investigated by the Portnoy Law Firm

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NovaGold Investors: Company Investigated by the Portnoy Law Firm

GLOBE NEWSWIRE, 09 July 2020

According to the complaint, throughout the Class Period, Defendants misrepresented and concealed that (1) ACM Research’s revenues and profits were diverted to undisclosed related parties, and (2) consequently, the company materially overstated its revenues and profits.

Investors allegedly began to learn the truth on Oct. 8, 2020, when J Capital Research published a report entitled “Dirty business,” bringing ACM Research’s reported financials into serious question.
More specifically, J Capital concludes ACM Research is a fraud, over-reporting both revenue and profit. According to the report, “ACMR reports industry-beating gross margins of 47%” but “[w]e believe the real gross margins are half at the best.” J Capital also concludes revenues are overstated by 15-20%, undisclosed related parties are diverting revenue and profit from the company, the key means by which ACMR tunnels over-reported profit out of the company may be through about $20 million in overstated inventory and through cash that is inflated or compromised, and warranty and service costs are understated by at least $11 million.
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