Lyft sued by traders over allegedly ‘deceptive’ IPO statements

Some Lyft traders aren’t so comfortable they went alongside for the IPO experience.


Lyft is going through a class-action lawsuit from traders who allege the ride-hailing enterprise overstated its market place throughout its preliminary public providing.

Investors stated they’re owed cash after shopping for a stake within the firm, which noticed its shares fall by $9.02 earlier in May.

Rosen Law Firm stated on Friday that traders are additionally arguing that Lyft’s public statements had been false and deceptive as a result of greater than 1,000 of its ride-share bicycles had issues of safety resulting in their recall, and due to allegations that Lyft’s drivers turned “disincentivized from driving for Lyft.”

Lyft filed for its IPO in March, with shares initially provided at $72 and closing at $78.29 on the finish of their first day of buying and selling.

Rival firm Uber has additionally seen its inventory fall after debuting available on the market final week.

Lyft was sued by traders final month as effectively, as its inventory value fell. As of publication, Lyft shares had been price $53.79.

For the quarter ending March 31, Lyft reported income of $776 million, larger than the $739.48 million forecast by analysts, and it is predicting between $800 million and $810 million in income for the quarter ending in June. Lyft additionally reported that its variety of lively riders grew from 14 million a 12 months in the past to 20.5 million now. 

Lyft did not instantly reply to a request for remark.