Securities & Investment Fraud

HEXO Corp. Securities Class Litigation

Introduction

Class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of HEXO Corp. (“HEXO” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HEXO).  If you purchased or otherwise acquired HEXO common stock between January 25, 2019 and November 15, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”), you may move the court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than January 27, 2020.

You may retain Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the action.  Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ law firms, Lieff Cabraser is committed to safeguarding the rights of investors and upholding the integrity of the market.  We have significant experience and a successful track record of representing institutional and individual investors in securities and financial fraud litigation.

HEXO investors who wish to learn more about the litigation and how to seek appointment as lead plaintiff should click here or contact Sharon M. Lee of Lieff Cabraser toll-free at 1-800-541-7358.

Background on the HEXO Securities Class Litigation

HEXO, incorporated and headquartered in Canada, makes and sells cannabis products for distribution to users, principally through third-party physical and online retailers.

Based on our investigation, we believe HEXO made materially false or misleading statements by (1) providing revenue guidance that materially overstated HEXO’s likely revenue for 2020, (2) overstating the number of retail locations for HEXO’s product that would be available during the fiscal year of 2019, (3) overstating the value of inventory, and (4) failing to disclose the Company’s unlicensed growth of cannabis in Niagara.

After the close of markets on October 4, 2019, HEXO announced the sudden resignation of its new Chief Financial Officer.  In response, HEXO’s stock price declined 6% to close at $3.80 on October 7, 2019, the next trading day.

Six days later on October 10, 2019, HEXO withdrew its revenue guidance for the fiscal year of 2020 based in part on slow expansion of retail locations in Quebec and Ontario.  That day, HEXO’s stock price closed at $3.66, or 22% lower than the prior day’s closing price.

On October 28, 2019 HEXO announced that it would take an impairment charge as a result of an excess of inventory that was caused in part by the slow expansion of retail locations in Quebec and Ontario.  HEXO’s stock declined another 6% to close at $2.52 the next day.

Then on November 15, 2019, HEXO belatedly disclosed that it had identified the unlicensed growth of cannabis on a HEXO property on July 30, 2019.  That day, HEXO’s stock closed at $1.79, a 5% decline from the prior day’s closing price.

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II. TRANSACTIONS IN HEXO SECURITIES

Number of shares of HEXO common stock held immediately before the start of Class Period on January 23, 2019:

From January 24, 2019 through November 15, 2019, inclusive, I made the following transactions in HEXO common stock:

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During the 90 days after November 15, 2019, I made the following transactions in HEXO securities:

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