Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed
against Ulta Beauty, Inc. (“Ulta” or the “Company”)
certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States
District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and docketed under
18-cv-01577, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who
purchased or otherwise acquired Ulta securities between March 30, 2016,
and February 23, 2018, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”),
seeking to recover damages caused by Defendants’ violations of the
federal securities laws and to pursue remedies under Sections 10(b) and
20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and
Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, against the Company and certain of
its top officials.
If you are a shareholder who purchased Ulta securities between March 30,
2016, and February 23, 2018, both dates inclusive, you have until May 1,
2018, to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A
copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com.
To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll-free, Ext. 9980. Those who
inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address,
telephone number, and the number of shares purchased.
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Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates a chain of beauty stores. The Company offers
cosmetics, fragrance, skin and hair care products, and salon services,
and serves customers throughout the United States.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made
materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s
business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants
made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that:
(i) the Company was engaged in the widespread practice of repackaging
returned cosmetics and re-shelving them alongside unblemished products
to sell at full retail price; and (ii) that as a result of the
foregoing, Ulta’s public statements were materially false and misleading
at all relevant times.
On February 9, 2018, at market close, media outlets reported that a
consumer class action lawsuit had been filed against Ulta, alleging that
the Company engaged in the “widespread and surreptitious” practice of
repacking returned cosmetics and re-shelving them alongside unblemished
products to sell at full price. According to the lawsuit, “dozens of
other current and former Ulta employees from retail locations all over
the country confirmed that substantially similar practices also occurred
at the Ulta stores where they worked.”
On this news, Ulta’s share price fell $9.07, or 4.15%, to close at
$209.48 on February 12, 2018, the following trading day.
Then, on February 23, 2018, CBS News published a story on its
website entitled “Former Ulta Beauty employee says she felt pressured to
resell used products,” reporting on statements, initially made on
Twitter by at least one former Ulta employee, to the effect that Ulta
store managers frequently pressured the Company’s employees to clean and
resell used products.
On this CBS News report, Ulta’s share price fell $8.18 or 3.94%,
to close at $198.93 on February 26, 2018.
The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and
Paris, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of
corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the
late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar,
the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions.
Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the
tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of
securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct.
The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on
behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com
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