BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming May 2, 2017 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of a class of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (“Babcock & Wilcox” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BW) securities between July 1, 2015 and February 28, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Babcock & Wilcox investors have until May 2, 2017 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
On February 28, 2017, Babcock & Wilcox disclosed disappointing fourth quarter 2016 results that were below analyst expectations, citing strong declines in its Renewable Energy segment. The Company reported “fourth quarter 2016 revenues of $380.0 million, a decrease of $122.7 million, or 24.4%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.” The Company also reported a GAAP loss per share of $1.47 for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a loss per share of $0.10 for the fourth quarter of 2015. On this this news, shares of Babcock & Wilcox fell 37.4% on March 1, 2017, thereby injuring investors.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants issued materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose: (1) the issues with the Company’s European renewable contract, including the issues it caused with productivity and schedule issues in other Renewable segment projects; (2) the effect these issues would have on the Company’s financials and the Company’s ability to meet its guidance.
If you purchased Babcock & Wilcox shares, you may move the Court no later than May 2, 2017 to request appointment as lead plaintiff. To be a member of the class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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