NEW YORK, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of A. O. Smith Corporation ("A. O. Smith" or the "Company") (NYSE: AOS). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.
The investigation concerns whether A. O. Smith Corporation and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.
On May 16, 2019, J Capital published a report addressing AOS, asserting that AOS "has handed its China business over to a Chinese company without disclosing this to investors." J Capital further alleged that AOS "[f]ailed to disclose the sharp decline under way in China, where sales will fall 16-21% this year", "[o]ver-reported sales and under-reported inventory since at least 2015", and "has major governance problems both inside and outside China." Following publication of the J Capital report, AOS's stock price fell $4.34, or 9.02%, to $43.75 during intraday trading on May 16, 2019.
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