NEW YORK, July 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Kirby Corporation (“Kirby” or the “Company”) (NYSE: KEX). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at email@example.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.
The investigation concerns whether Kirby and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.
On July 8, 2020, Kirby disclosed that it had understated non-cash non-recurring goodwill charges for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, stating that the misstatement totaled $127,933,000 before taxes, $98,773,000 after taxes, or a $1.65 loss per share for the quarter. Explaining the misstatement, Kirby cited a failure to apply a provision of a new accounting standard adopted on January 1, 2020. On this news, Kirby’s stock price fell sharply over the following trading sessions, damaging investors.
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