Fluidigm Corporation

Period: 02/07/2019 to 11/05/2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: 11/20/2020

SUMMARY OF CASE:

A securities class action has been filed against Fluidigm Corporation (FLDM) on behalf of persons and entities that purchased or otherwise acquired Fluidigm  securities between February 7, 2019 through November 5, 2019.  This case has been filed in the USDC – N.D.CA.

onAugust 1, 2019, Fluidigm reported second quarter 2019 revenue of $28.2 million, well below analysts’ expectations of $32 million, citing weakness in its microfluidics segment.  On this news, the Company’s share price fell $4.10, or 34%, to close at $8.05 per share on August 2, 2019, thereby injuring investors.

Then, on November 5, 2019, after the market closed, Fluidigm reported that third quarter 2019 revenue declined 8.5% year-over-year primarily due to mass cytometry instrument sales.  On this news, the Company’s share price fell $2.60, or 51%, to close at $2.51 per share on November 6, 2019, thereby injuring investors further.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that Fluidigm was experiencing longer sales cycles; (2) that, as a result, Fluidigm’s revenue was reasonably likely to decline; and (3) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.