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Robinhood Markets, Inc. Class Action Lawsuit - HOOD

Company Name
Robinhood Markets, Inc.
Stock Symbol
HOOD
Class Period
Purchasers of Robinhood common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the July 2021 IPO
Motion Deadline
February 15, 2022
Court
Northern District of California
25 days left to seek lead plaintiff status

Case Summary

The Robinhood class action lawsuit charges Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOD), certain of its top executives and directors, as well as the underwriters of Robinhood’s July 2021 initial public offering (“IPO”) with violations of the Securities Act of 1933.  The Robinhood class action lawsuit seeks to represent purchasers of Robinhood common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the IPO.  The Robinhood class action lawsuit, captioned Golubowski v. Robinhood Markets, Inc., No. 21-cv- 09767, was commenced on December 17, 2021 and is pending in the Northern District of California.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff of the Robinhood class action lawsuit, please provide your information by clicking here.  You can also contact attorney J.C. Sanchez of Robbins Geller by calling 800/449-4900 or via e-mail at jsanchez@rgrdlaw.com.  Lead plaintiff motions for the Robinhood class action lawsuit must be filed with the court no later than February 15, 2022.

CASE ALLEGATIONS:  On or about July 30, 2021, Robinhood conducted its IPO, offering 55 million shares of its common stock to the public at a price of $38 per share for anticipated proceeds of over $2 billion.

The Robinhood class action lawsuit alleges that the IPO’s offering documents were materially inaccurate, misleading, and/or incomplete because they failed to disclose that, at the time of the IPO, Robinhood’s revenue growth was experiencing a major reversal, with transaction-based revenues from cryptocurrency trading serving only as a short-term, transitory injection, masking what was actually stagnating growth.  In addition, Robinhood’s “significant investments” in enhancing the reliability and scalability of its platform were patently inadequate and/or defective, exposing Robinhood to worsening service-level disruptions and security breaches, particularly as Robinhood scaled its services to a larger user base.

On October 26, 2021, Robinhood revealed that its total net revenue for the period between July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 – the same period during which Robinhood conducted its IPO – came in at $365 million, badly missing analyst estimates by nearly $73 million, and declines in its monthly active users (“MAUs”), funded accounts, assets under custody, and average revenue per user.  Robinhood also disclosed that third-quarter transaction-based revenue from cryptocurrency trading, which in the lead up to the IPO had been the bulk of Robinhood’s revenues, was a measly $51 million, staggeringly below the $233 million Robinhood earned from crypto trading in the second quarter.  On this news, Robinhood’s stock declined more than 10%.

Then, on November 8, 2021, Robinhood disclosed that it had suffered a “data security incident” on November 3, 2021, admitting that an “unauthorized third party” had obtained email addresses for approximately five million users and the full names of a different group of about two million users, indicating that the attack potentially affected nearly 40% of Robinhood’s MAUs.  What is more, Robinhood said the additional personal information of 310 other users, including their names, dates of birth, and zip codes, were exposed, and within that group, that 10 users suffered even “more extensive” breaches.  On this news, Robinhood’s stock declined further.

By the commencement of the Robinhood class action lawsuit, Robinhood’s shares traded as low as $17.08 per share, representing a decline of over 55% from the IPO price.

THE LEAD PLAINTIFF PROCESS: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits purchasers of Robinhood common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the IPO to seek appointment as lead plaintiff in the Robinhood class action lawsuit.  A lead plaintiff is generally the movant with the greatest financial interest in the relief sought by the putative class who is also typical and adequate of the putative class.  A lead plaintiff acts on behalf of all other class members in directing the Robinhood class action lawsuit.  The lead plaintiff can select a law firm of its choice to litigate the Robinhood class action lawsuit.  An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery of the Robinhood class action lawsuit is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

ABOUT ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP: With 200 lawyers in 9 offices nationwide, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP is the largest U.S. law firm representing investors in securities class actions.  Robbins Geller attorneys have obtained many of the largest shareholder recoveries in history, including the largest securities class action recovery ever – $7.2 billion – in In re Enron Corp. Sec. Litig.  The 2020 ISS Securities Class Action Services Top 50 Report ranked Robbins Geller first for recovering $1.6 billion for investors that year, more than double the amount recovered by any other securities plaintiffs’ firm.

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