The Klein Law Firm announces that a class action complaint has been filed on behalf of shareholders of HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) who purchased shares between February 23, 2017 and October 3, 2019. The action, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that the Company violated federal securities laws.
In particular, the HP lawsuit alleges defendants knew that HP’s “four-box” model for measuring its supplies business was severely deficient and not a strong predictor of supplies demand and outcomes because HP lacked telemetry data from its commercial printers and had to use unreliable and stagnant market share data to develop assumptions for the four-box model. The complaint further alleges that defendants knew the lack of telemetry data for commercial printing was a critical shortcoming of the four-box model because HP possessed telemetry data on its personal printing side and knew it was a necessary element for an accurate understanding of the supplies channel. As a result, the supplies inventory in the Company’s channel exceeded demand by at least $100 million and HP’s supplies revenue growth was grossly inflated.
Shareholders have until April 20, 2020 to petition the court for lead plaintiff status. Your ability to share in any recovery does not require that you serve as lead plaintiff. You may choose to be an absent class member.
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