Trending Tickers: Newport Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWP), Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW), Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX), Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE:WG), Sasol Ltd. (NYSE:SSL)

Newport Corp (NASDAQ:NEWP) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. The brokerage currently has a $26.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price would indicate a potential upside of 13.99% from the stock’s previous close.

Newport Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWP) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 5.00% and weekly performance is 51.97%. On last trading day company shares ended up at $22.81. Newport Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWP) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -15.89%.

On 25 February, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) released a profit for fourth quarter that dropped compared to the same period last year. The company said its bottom line fell to $24.8 million, or $0.47 per share. This was lower than $35.3 million, or $0.66 per share, in last year’s fourth quarter.

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) shares fell -9.20% in last trading session and ended the day at $18.76. BW Gross Margin is 13.90% and its return on assets is -0.10%. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) quarterly performance is 2.23%.

Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) announced that it will provide a business update the morning of March 22, 2016. In its update, Akorn will provide preliminary 2015 financial information and will supply initial 2016 financial guidance along with other business updates.

On 26 February, Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) shares increased 5.27% and was closed at $27.38. AKRX EPS growth in last 5 year was -36.00%. Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) year to date (YTD) performance is -26.61%.

Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE:WG) plans to release its fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 after the close of market. In conjunction with the release, Willbros has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:00 am Eastern Time (9:00 am Central Time).

Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE:WG) shares increased 4.72% in last trading session and ended the day at $1.33. WG Gross Margin is 7.20% and its return on assets is -13.80%. Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE:WG) quarterly performance is -53.33%.

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sasol Limited (NYSE:SSL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report published on Saturday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They currently have $32.00 price objective on the stock.

Sasol Ltd. (NYSE:SSL) shares fell -0.77% in last trading session and ended the day at $26.94. SSL Gross Margin is 56.70% and its return on assets is 20.40%. Sasol Ltd. (NYSE:SSL) quarterly performance is -9.99%.

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