BRIGHT HEALTH, INC. SHAREHOLDERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOVER THEIR INVESTMENT LOSSES
Bright Health Group, Inc.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of those who purchased or acquired the common stock of Bright Health Group, Inc. (“Bright Health” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BHG) either in connection with the Company’s June 24, 2021 IPO or between June 24, 2021 and November 10, 2021. The lawsuit seeks to recover Bright Health Group, Inc. shareholders’ investment losses.
If you purchased common stock in Bright Health Group, Inc. either in connection with the Company’s June 24, 2021 IPO or between June 24, 2021 and November 10, 2021 and would like to discuss your legal rights and/or options, please click “Join Class Action” above.
Bright Health is an integrated care delivery company that engages in the delivery and financing of health insurance plans in the U.S. The Company offers individual and family, Medicare, and employer insurance plans.
According to the complaint, the Offering Documents were negligently prepared and, as a result, contained untrue statements of material fact or omitted to state other facts necessary to make the statements made not misleading and were not prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations governing their preparation. Additionally, throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operations, and compliance policies. Specifically, the Offering Documents and Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Bright Health had overstated its post-IPO business and financial prospects; (ii) the Company was ill-equipped to handle the impact of COVID-19-related costs; (iii) the Company was experiencing a decline in premium revenue because of a failure relating to risk adjustment; (iv) all the foregoing was reasonably likely to have a material negative impact on Bright Health’s business and financial condition; and (v) as a result, the Offering Documents and Defendants’ public statements throughout the Class Period were materially false and/or misleading and failed to state information required to be stated therein.
On November 11, 2021, Bright Health reported its third quarter 2021 results. Among other results, Bright Health reported earnings per share of -$0.48 as calculated under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, missing consensus estimates by $0.31. Bright Health also reported a sharp rise in in the Company’s medical cost ratio (“MCR”), advising investors that its MCR “for the third quarter of 2021 was 103.0%, which includes a 540 basis point unfavorable impact from COVID-19 related costs and a 900 basis point unfavorable impact primarily from a cumulative reduction in premium revenue due to an inability to capture risk adjustment on newly added lives.”
On this news, Bright Health’s stock price fell $2.36 per share, or 32.33%, to close at $4.94 per share on November 11, 2021. As of the time the Complaint was filed, the price of Bright Health common stock trades below the $18.00 per share Offering price.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 7, 2022. 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 choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.
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