ATLANTA, GA – – (Businesswire – May 28, 2019) – – Holzer & Holzer, LLC announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased A.O. Smith Corporation (“A.O. Smith” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AOS) common stock between July 26, 2016 and May 16, 2019. The case alleges that the Company, and certain of its executive officers, misrepresented and/or failed to disclose that: (1) A.O. Smith had business connections with Jiangsu UTP Supply Chain (“UTP”); (2) A.O. Smith had used UTP to engage in channel stuffing; (3) A.O. Smith had used its UTP relationship to artificially inflate the sales figures it reported to investors and to conceal worsening sales trends that A.O. Smith was experiencing in China; (4) A.O. Smith’s sales growth had been primarily in lower margin products as its higher priced products were being undercut by competition in “second-tier” Chinese cities, causing the Company to experience significant market pressures; (5) A.O. Smith had increased its cash reserves in China to over $530 million in furtherance of its channel stuffing and sales manipulation scheme; and (6) as a result, A.O. Smith’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. The price of A.O. Smith stock declined significantly following the news. If you purchased A.O. Smith common stock July 26, 2016 and May 16, 2019 and suffered losses on that investment, you are encouraged to visit the firm’s website at www.holzerlaw.com to receive additional information about your legal rights. You can also contact Corey D. Holzer, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marshall P. Dees, Esq. at email@example.com, or call the firm by toll-free telephone at (888) 508-6832 for more information. The deadline to move for appointment as lead plaintiff is July 29, 2019.