SOURCE: Market Foundations Inc.

February 27, 2012 09:00 ET

Perception, Opportunity in Volatility - Research & Analysis on Badger Meter, Inc. and Itron, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - This morning, www.MarketFoundations.com announced new reports highlighting Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE: BMI) and Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI). Free research downloads are available at www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=BMI&cob=ITRI.

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Market Foundations is releasing new coverage on Badger Meter, Inc. for its current position within the technology industry. Badger Meter, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of products incorporating liquid flow measurement and control technologies serving markets globally. Its products are used in a range of applications, including water, oil and chemicals. The full research report on Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE: BMI) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=BMI.

Market Foundations has released research on Itron, Inc. for its changing role within the technology industry. Itron, Inc. (Itron) is a technology company that delivers end-to-end smart metering solutions to electric, natural gas, and water utilities worldwide. Itron operate under the Itron brand worldwide. As of December 31, 2011, the Company's segments included Itron North America and Itron International. The full research report on Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?cob=ITRI.

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