LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”), a leading national shareholder rights law firm, today announced that it has commenced an investigation on behalf of Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Apellis” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: APLS) investors concerning the Company’s possible violations of the federal securities laws.
If you suffered a loss on your Apellis investments or would like to inquire about potentially pursuing claims to recover your loss under the federal securities laws, you can submit your contact information at www.glancylaw.com/cases/Apellis-Pharmaceuticals-Inc/. You can also contact Charles H. Linehan, of GPM at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about your rights.
On July 15, 2023, the American Society of Retina Specialists (“ASRS”) published a letter regarding its concerns with Apellis’s geographic atrophy treatment, SYFOVRE, highlighting physician reports of cases of eye inflammation in patients, including six instances of occlusive retinal vasculitis, which potentially results in blindness. On this news, Apellis’s stock price fell $32.04, or 37.9%, to close at $54.46 per share on July 17, 2023, thereby injuring investors.
On July 17, 2023, after the market closed, Apellis issued a statement addressing the concerns and acknowledging that “[t]he Company is continuing to conduct a thorough investigation of each of the events, working closely with the [ASRS] and several external specialists.” On this news, Apellis’s stock price fell $12.46, or 23.6%, to close at $40.00 per share on July 18, 2023.
On July 20, 2023, Wedbush downgraded Apellis’s price target by more than 50%, from $86.00 per share to $40.00 per share. On this news, Apellis’s stock price fell $6.25, or 15.4%, to close at $34.24 per share on July 20, 2023.
Then, on July 29, 2023, Apellis disclosed a seventh occurrence of retinal vasculitis caused by its SYFOVRE treatment, and further stated that it was evaluating a potential eighth reported event of retinal vasculitis. On this news, Apellis’s stock price fell $6.27, or 19.6%, to close at $25.75 per share on July 31, 2023, thereby injuring investors further.
Whistleblower Notice: Persons with non-public information regarding Apellis should consider their options to aid the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower Program. Under the program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Charles H. Linehan at 310-201-9150 or 888-773-9224 or email email@example.com.
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