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Upgrades/Downgrades: HOKU, VSE, ESLR

A few upgrades and downgrades to tell you about today..

Evergreen Solar (ESLR) upgraded from Sell to Hold by Citi
“With ESLR more clearly defining its exposure to a Lehman Bros. bankruptcy, the worst-case scenario is now well defined. The primary issue is dilution as ESLR might not recover funds on the issuance of ~30MM shares to LEH as part of a share lending agreement. Although ESLR may also be out the ~$40MM it has … Read the rest

Verasun (VSE) Expects To Post Unexpectedly High Third-Quarter Loss

Verasun, an ethanol producer, just filed a notice with the SEC indicating that their third quarter losses will be much higher than expected. Originally, the company was expected to post a net loss $2.4 million. However, the regulatory filing shows that that the company expects a net loss of between $63 million and $100 million. The company’s stock is expected to lose 40 to 65 cents per share as a result.

In the filing, Verasun … Read the rest

VeraSun Energy (VSE) Announces Startup of Dyersville Plant

Verasun Energy (VSE) announced the startup of its 110 million gallon/year ethanol plant near Dyersville, Iowa, bringing the total number of production plants to 14 with a total capacity of more than 1.4 billion gallons. 

“We are pleased to bring another large-scale, environmentally friendly ethanol production facility on-line in the state of Iowa,” VeraSun CEO Don Endres said. “The state continues to be a leader in renewable fuels production, helping our nation to reduce … Read the rest