NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation ("Pilgrim's Pride" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PPC) (ISIN: US72147K1088). Investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.
The investigation concerns whether Pilgrim's and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated the federal securities laws.
On October 7, 2016, Pivotal Research downgraded the Company's peer Tyson Foods, Inc. ("Tyson") to "sell" from "buy," citing concerns about a "powerfully convincing" class action naming Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride, and certain of the Company's other industry peers as defendants and alleging price collusion in the broiler-chicken market. The complaint alleges that, beginning in 2008, Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride, and several other companies colluded by sharing proprietary data and reducing production to support prices.
On this news, Pilgrim's Pride share price fell as much as $1.27, or 6.02%, during intraday trading on October 7, 2016.
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Robert S. Willoughby
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