Stocks to Watch: Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV), Gulf Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GURE), JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO), Stepan (NYSE:SCL)

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO), reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Echo continued to deliver strong results in a quarter where we closed the transformational acquisition of Command Transportation, drove strong organic growth in a softer market, and expanded our net revenue margins while significantly increasing our truckload business,” said Doug Waggoner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Echo. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 1.50% and weekly performance is -15.88%. On last trading day company shares ended up $26.38. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -18.95%.

Now Inc. (NYSE: DNOW), the distribution spinoff of Houston-based National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), has entered into an agreement to purchase North Dakota-based Challenger Industries Inc. for an undisclosed amount of cash. Challenger distributes and supplies pipes, valves and fitting supplies from 11 sales and operations locations across the U.S. The company has approximately 160 employees, who will join Now Inc. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) shares moved up 0.54% in last trading session and ended the day at $40.60. NOV Gross Margin is 25.60% and its return on assets is 5.80%. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) quarterly performance is -21.12%.

Gulf Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GURE) announced it reaffirms earnings guidance for 2015. We know investors are concerned about the problems in the Chinese stock market and the lower price of your Gulf Resources shares,” Xiaobin Liu, the CEO of Gulf Resources stated. “The economy of China has not been strong and the decline in the domestic stock market has had some impact. Nonetheless, we continue to be optimistic about our current business and future prospects. On 06 August, Gulf Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GURE) shares moved down -2.03% and was closed at $1.93. GURE EPS growth in last 5 year was -14.40%. Gulf Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GURE) year to date (YTD) performance is 66.38%.

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) announced that the special committee of its board of directors (the “Special Committee”), formed to consider the proposal from a buyer group (the “Buyer Group”) comprised of Mr. Baofang Jin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Jinglong Group Co., Ltd., a British Virgin Islands company of which Mr. Baofang Jin is the sole director, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company not currently owned by the Buyer Group members in a going private transaction (the “Proposed Transaction”), confirms the retention of Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited as its financial advisor and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as its legal counsel to assist the Special Committee in its work. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) ended the last trading day at $7.36. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 3.61% and price to cash ratio as 1.22. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) showed a weekly performance of -2.26%.

Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 23rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 31st will be given a dividend of 0.18 per share on Tuesday, September 15th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 27th.Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) shares moved up 1.40% in last trading session and ended the day at $49.09. SCL Gross Margin is 14.60% and its return on assets is 5.00%. Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) quarterly performance is -2.03%.

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