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Badger Meter (BMI) Announces Acquisition Of Cox Instruments LLC

Badger Meter has just announced that the company has acquired Cox Instruments, LLC and its subsidiary, Flow Dynamics, Inc. Both companies make precision high performance flow meters for use in aerospace, custody transfer, and flow measurement calibration test stands applications. Put together, both companies had $5.4 million in sales in 2009.

In a , Richard A. Meeusen, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Badger Meter, explained how the acquisition will benefit his company:

“We … Read the rest

Itron (ITRI) Lands Big Water Meter Contract With Yorkshire Water Of UK

More good news out of Itron (ITRI) tonight.  The company announced strong quarterly earnings results and also a big contract with Yorkshire Water of the UK.  The five year contract calls for outfitting up to a million commercial and residential water meters with Itron’s next generation EverBlu AMR technology which will allow Yorkshire to collect meter reads remotely and provide customers and utilities with important usage data to increase efficiency.

Marcel Regnier, COO of Itron … Read the rest

Tobin Smith Recommends 3 Green Stock "Hidden Gems"

I just came across an article written over a month ago by well known investment “guru” Tobin Smith, highlighting three “hidden gem” green stocks.  The article highlights Itron (ITRI), VMware (VMW) and Echelon (ELON) as companies that could benefit big in the coming green energy revolution.  Itron (ITRI) may be  relatively unknown to the average investor, but considering it’s the big guy in the smart grid space, it’s quite well known to those with … Read the rest

Itron (ITRI) To Deploy Water & Electrical Smart Meters For Glendale Water & Power

Along with its earnings report today which beat expectations, Itron (ITRI) has announced a contract with California’s Glendale Water & Power to provide them with smart metering technology for both its water and electricity operations.  No word on the financials but Glendale serves 120K customers.  Itron’s OpenWay advanced metering system provides a two way communication between the meter and the utility, providing for data collection, use limitations, outage detection, remote metering and home networking … Read the rest

Itron (ITRI) Beats Lowered Expectations, Up AH

As I mentioned on Twitter today, I decided to take a shot at an Itron (ITRI) entry ahead of earnings after the bell today.  Why? Last quarter, they missed badly and the stock gapped down.  When you get a situation like that, analysts greatly lower expectations and the bad news gets built into the stock, setting up a greater likelihood of a relief rally on the next earnings report.  Even if the company misses, … Read the rest

Itron (ITRI) & Tendril Partner on Smart Grid Expansion

Two leading players in the smart grid industry, Tendril and Itron (ITRI) have announced a partnership that will extend the reach of the Tendril Residential Energy Ecosystem (TREE) and provide seamless integratoin over Intron’s OpenWay.  Tendril will tap into Itron’s experienced sales force which will resell the TREE energy management system to utilities and energy retailers nationwide. 

“Smart metering deployments continue to advance in size and scope,” said Russ Vanos, vice president of marketing, Itron. … Read the rest