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Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP: Investor Class Action Filed Against Astec Industries, Inc. for Securities Fraud Violations
Company Name: Astec Industries, Inc.
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Case Number: 19cv00024
Judge: The Hon. Travis R McDonough
Class period: between July 26, 2016 and October 22, 2018
Security Type: Securities

Case Background:

On February 01, 2019, the initial complaint in this securities class action was filed against Astec Industries, Inc. (“Astec” or the “Company”), and certain of Astec’s directors and officers, asserting violations of sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act.  

The complaint alleged that during the class period, the 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.

This is a federal securities class action brought on behalf of those who purchased or otherwise acquired Astec securities between July 26, 2016 and October 22, 2018, inclusive.

Current Status of Case:

The lead plaintiff filed an amended complaint on August 26, 2019. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint on October 25, 2019.  On February 19, 2021, the Court entered an Order granting defendant’s motion to dismiss, thereby dismissing the case in its entirety.   

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP:  James Maro, Esq. (484-270-1453) or Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484-270-1435); toll-free at (844) 887-9500; or via e-mail at info@ktmc.com.  If you would like additional information about the suit, please click on the link "Submit Your Information" above and fill out the form as promptly as possible.

Please complete this form relating to your transactions for Astec Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASTE) stock between July 26, 2016 and October 22, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

You may also contact James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 or Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435 or toll free at (844) 887-9500, or you may submit your information via email at info@ktmc.com, or you may click here to print a PDF of this form.

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