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Otter Tail (OTTR) Holding Up Despite Awful Earnings, Optimistic About Wind Energy

Here are the lowlights for the Otter Tail (OTTR) quarter.  The company reports an EPS of .07/share, missing estimates by .04/share and under performing from the year ago quarter by 36%.  Revenues missed estimates badly as well coming in at $247 million vs the estimates of $304 million and representing a 24% drop from the year ago quarter.  To top it off, the company is lowering guidance for 2009 to .70 – 1.10 from .80 … Read the rest

Otter Tail (OTTR) Misses Estimates & Guides Lower

Bill Gates continues to get hammered by the OTTR.  As a significant owner of the stock (he recently added more), he’s getting hit again today after Otter Tail (OTTR) missed estimates and guided lower for next year.  The company reported 4Q EPS of .38/share which missed estimates of .45/share, a 17% drop over the year ago quarter and the 4th straight quarter of negative growth.  The company also missed on revenues, reporting $334 million vs … Read the rest

Otter Tail Corporation’s (OTTR) DMI Industries To Cut Workforce

DMI industries, an operating company of Otter Tail, just announced that it will  be cutting its workforce by 20% due to the current economic situation. The company will start 2009 with 750 employees in total, 150 more than at the beginning of 2008. The workers who have been laid off will be provided benefits and compensation for a transition period.

Here’s what DMI president Stefan Nilsson had to say about the layoffs:

"We remain committed

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Upgrades: Otter Tail (OTTR) & VeraSun Energy (VSE)

2 upgrades to  tell you about this morning – Citi upgraded VeraSun (VSE) from Sell to Hold but lowered the price target from 3 to 1.85, saying “The difficulties in 3Q08 are primarily related to the company’s corn hedging activities as VeraSun chose to lock in significant quantities of corn back in July when the corn market was reaching its peak. Consequently, as corn prices quickly reversed course VeraSun generated large losses on its corn … Read the rest

Otter Tail Corporation (OTTR) Announces Public Offering Of Common Stock

Otter Tail Corporation announced today that is offering 5,000,000 shares of common stock to the public in order to finance the expansion of existing wind farms and the construction of a new wind farm. The proceeds from the offering will provide the company with funds for the construction of the Ashtabula Wind Center in North Dakota and the expansion of existing facilities in Oklahoma and North Dakota. 

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Cramer Says Thursday Will Be A Landmark Day For Wind Power

In his mad money TV show Tuesday, Cramer says “I think Thursday will be a landmark day for wind power”. Why Thursday, because coming Thursday Texas Public Utility Commission makes an important ruling that will significantly boost wind power in the state. Also at 4 cents per kilowatt, Cramer says wind energy is the cheapest form of renewable energy.

This proposal/ruling will create 8 renewable energy zones in the state, which will provide much

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