Editor's Note: In this feature from Stockpickr , we highlight lists of stocks that have made new highs, lows or seen other unusual activity.Foster Wheeler ( FWLT), the oil and gas engineering and construction firm, was upgraded from neutral to buy late Thursday by analyst DA Davidson and was touted as a "Desired Dozen" by Jim Cramer on CNBC's "Mad Money," launching it atop Stockpickr's list of 52-Week Highs . Foster Wheeler's shares also were Rising on Unusual Volume , leaving the company second only to China Petroleum & Chemical ( SNP), the Chinese energy company, in that category. Defense contractor SIFCO Industries' ( SIF) shares soared Friday, after swinging to a profit in the second quarter ended March 31. The stock ended the day at $17.70, earning it Biggest % Gainer status. Distributed Energy ( DESC), the commercial energy generator, reported a wider first-quarter loss Friday, making it the Biggest % Loser . Foot Locker ( FL) slashed first-quarter earnings guidance by two-thirds, sending shares down more than 7% to $21.63, a 52-Week Low . Merger talk for metals companies like Rio Tinto ( RTP) and Alcan ( AL) helped move Southern Copper ( PCU) atop Stockpickr's Stocks with Unusual Option Activity list. Finally, electronics wholesaler Orbit International ( ORBT) topped the Latest Activist Situations list, after hedge fund Monarch Activist Partners on Friday disclosed a 6.1% stake in the company and said in a 13D filing it intended to push management to explore ways to enhance shareholder value.
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