NEW YORK, Feb. 16 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors in Affirm Holdings, Inc. (“Affirm” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AFRM). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888-476-6529 ext. 7980.
The investigation focuses on whether Affirm and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other illegal business practices.
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On December 16, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) announced that it had opened an investigation into the payment service offered by Affirm known as “buy-now, pay-later” (“BPL”). The CFPB issued an order to Affirm, along with four other companies offering BNPL, seeking information about Affirm’s facilitation of excessive consumer debt, regulatory arbitrage and data collection. The CFPB has expressed concern about “debt accumulation, regulatory arbitrage and data collection” and is seeking data on product risks and benefits. In a statement addressed to the services of the BNPL, the director of the CFPB declared: “[t]The consumer receives the product immediately, but he also incurs the debt immediately.
On this news, Affirm’s stock price fell $11.74 per share, or 10%, to close at $99.24 per share on December 16, 2021.
Then, on Feb. 10, 2022, during market hours, Affirm’s stock price spiked after a tweet later deleted from the company’s official Twitter account posted second-quarter metrics. Then, still during market hours on the same day, Affirm tweeted a second tweet, attaching its quarterly results which included a third quarter revenue forecast that was missing some analyst estimates and included an expanded net loss.
On this news, Affirm’s stock price fell $12.13 per share, or 20.67%, to close at $46.55 per share on February 11, 2022.
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Robert S. Willoughby
888-476-6529 ext. 7980