NEW YORK, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, announced that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of those who purchased or acquired the securities of Equity Bancshares, Inc. (“Equity Bancshares,” “EQBK” or the “Company) (NASDAQ: EQBK) between May 11, 2018 and April 22, 2019, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks to recover damages for Equity Bancshares investors under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
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According to the lawsuit, throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclosed that (1) Equity Bancshares lacked adequate internal controls to assess credit risk; (2) certain of Equity Bancshares’ loans posed an increased risk of loss; (3) Equity Bancshares was reasonably likely to incur significant losses for certain substandard loans; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about Equity Bancshares’ business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On April 22, 2019, Equity Bancshares disclosed that a $14.5 million provision for loss against a credit relationship had impacted its financial results for first quarter 2019. On this news, Equity Bancshares’ share price fell $4.76, or more than 16%, to close at $24.71 per share on April 23, 2019.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff in the Equity Bancshares class action, you must move the court no later than July 12, 2019. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you take no action, you may remain an absent class member.
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