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CLASS ACTION UPDATE for ASTE, KHC, HCSG and BPI: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders

NEW YORK, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that class action lawsuits have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly-traded companies. Shareholders interested in serving as lead plaintiff have until the deadlines listed to petition the court and further details about the cases can be found at the links provided. There is no cost or obligation to you.

Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTE)

Class Period: July 26, 2016 - October 22, 2018

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: April 2, 2019

Join the action: https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/astec-industries-inc-loss-form?wire=3

The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding Astec’s business, operations and prospects, including that its wood pellet plants suffered from significant and costly problems that prevented them from running at their promised production capacity, posing a threat to the Company’s pellet plant business, its overall financial performance, and its financial outlook. As a result of this information being withheld from the market, the price of Astec stock was artificially inflated to a high of nearly $70 per share during the Class Period. 

To learn more about the Astec Industries, Inc. class action contact jlevi@levikorsinsky.com.

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC)

Class Period: July 6, 2015 - February 21, 2019

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: April 25, 2019

Join the action: https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/the-kraft-heinz-company-loss-form?wire=3

Allegations: The Kraft Heinz Company made materially false and/or misleading statements throughout the class period and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Defendants misrepresented that the Zero Based Budgeting (“ZBB”) and other cost-saving measures would deliver increased profitability while simultaneously maintaining base business momentum; (ii) Defendants failed to disclose known trends that were negatively impacting the Company’s organic sales growth and profitability; (iii) Defendants falsely represented the ability of the Company’s pipeline of new products to generate organic growth; (iv) Defendants falsely stated that “main-stays like Oscar Mayer [and] Kraft cheese” were “tangible drivers of [a] turnaround in the second half of 2018”; (v) Defendants failed to disclose known trends that resulted in the intangible asset impairments associated with the Company’s Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands; and (vi) Defendants failed to disclose known trends that resulted in the goodwill impairments affecting its U.S. Refrigerated and Canada Retail divisions. 

To learn more about the The Kraft Heinz Company class action contact jlevi@levikorsinsky.com.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCSG)

Class Period: April 11, 2017 - March 4, 2019

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 21, 2019

Join the action: https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/healthcare-services-group-inc-loss-form?wire=3

Allegations: During the class period, Healthcare Services Group, Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (a) Defendant Wahl either knew or was reckless in not knowing that the Company had been accused of strategically rounding quarterly earnings per share, and therefore investors could not rely upon the Company's track record without conducting a thorough investigation into the allegations; (b) Defendants concealed that the SEC had written to the Company in November 2017 to inquire into the Company's earnings per share rounding practices; and (c) the Company concealed that the SEC delivered a subpoena to the Company in March 2018 demanding the Company produce documents in connection with how it calculated earnings per share.

To learn more about the Healthcare Services Group, Inc. class action contact jlevi@levikorsinsky.com.

Bridgepoint Education Inc. (NYSE: BPI)

Class Period: March 8, 2016 - March 7, 2019

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 10, 2019

Join the action: https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/bridgepoint-education-inc-loss-form?wire=3

Allegations: Bridgepoint Education Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements throughout the class period and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Bridgepoint’s processes for recording revenue for its FTG program were inaccurate; (ii) Bridgepoint maintained deficient internal controls; (iii) due to the foregoing deficiencies, Bridgepoint was prone to and did commit material accounting errors related to revenue, provision for bad debts, accounts receivable and deferred revenue, which resulted in the overstatement of revenue and expenses; and (iv) as a result, Bridgepoint’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

To learn more about the Bridgepoint Education Inc. class action contact jlevi@levikorsinsky.com.

You have until the lead plaintiff deadlines to request the court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities litigation and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

CONTACT:

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP

Joseph E. Levi, Esq.

55 Broadway, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10006

jlevi@levikorsinsky.com

Tel: (212) 363-7500

Toll Free: (877) 363-5972

Fax: (212) 363-7171

www.zlk.com 

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