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Post-Reform Act Class-Action Filings Of Securities Lawsuits By Industry, 1997-2018 (1)

 

Industry Average 1997-2017 2017 2018
Consumer 69 107 97
Industrial 17 26 20
Financial 32 20 19
Communications 27 18 28
Technology 23 14 22
Basic materials 5 11 8
Energy 7 9 7
Other 1 7 17
Utilities 3 2 3
Total 182 214 221

(1) Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Data represent federal "core filings" and exclude mergers and acquisition (M&A) filings.

Source: Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, Securities Class Actions Filings-2018 Year in Review. © 2019 by Cornerstone Research, Inc.

 
Post-Reform Act Class-Action Filings Of Securities Lawsuits By Industry, 1997-2015 (1)
Industry Average 1997-2014 2014 2015
Consumer 67 81 77
Communications 29 17 26
Technology 24 14 24
Industrial 17 10 19
Financial 35 26 17
Energy 8 15 11
Basic materials 4 4 9
Utilities 3 1 4
Other 1 2 2
Total 188 170 189

(1) Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Source: Cornerstone Research.

 
Post-Reform Act Class-Action Filings Of Securities Lawsuits By Industry, 1997-2016 (1)
Industry Average 1997-2015 2015 2016
Consumer 68 77 133
Financial 34 17 34
Technology 24 23 26
Industrial 17 19 24
Communications 29 26 16
Energy 8 11 16
Basic materials 4 9 11
Utilities 3 4 3
Other 1 2 7
Total 188 188 270

(1) Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Source: Cornerstone Research.

 
Post-Reform Act Class Action Filings Of Securities Lawsuits By Industry, 1997-2017 (1)

 

Industry Average 1997-2016 2016 2017
Consumer 66 101 107
Industrial 16 16 26
Financial 33 22 20
Communications 27 9 18
Technology 23 15 14
Basic materials 4 8 11
Energy 7 8 9
Other 1 6 7
Utilities 3 1 2
Total 180 186 214

(1) Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Data represent federal "core filings" and exclude mergers and acquisition (M&A) filings.
Data represent federal "core filings" and exclude mergers and acquisition (M&A) filings.

Source: Cornerstone Research.