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.