Moody's set to cut major UK banks' credit rating outlooks: Sky News Jun 27, 2016 05:29PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Ratings agency Moody's will downgrade the credit rating outlook for major British banks to "negative" on Tuesday because of the fallout from the vote to leave the European Union, Sky News reported, citing sources.

A Sky News reporter said "a number of big UK lenders" had been told by Moody's that their credit rating outlook would shift to negative from stable or positive.

Fitch and Standard & Poor's cut Britain's sovereign... (continue reading...)


S&P Revises Outlook on Michaels Cos. (MIK) to Positive; Ratings Affirmed Jun 27, 2016 04:58PM

S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on The Michaels Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: MIK) to positive from stable. We also affirmed our 'B+' corporate credit rating on the company.

At the same time, we raised our issue-level rating on Michaels' $1.6 billion bank loan and its $850 million ($700 million outstanding) term loan B to 'BB' from 'BB-' and revised the recovery rating to '1' from '2', indicating our expectation for very high (90% to 100%) recovery in the event of a payment... (continue reading...)


Fitch Ratings Downgrades U.K. to AA from AA+ Jun 27, 2016 04:06PM

Fitch Ratings has downgraded the United Kingdom's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to 'AA' from 'AA+'. The Outlooks are Negative. The issue ratings on the UK's senior unsecured Foreign and Local Currency bonds have also been downgraded to 'AA' from 'AA+'. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'AAA' and the Short-Term Foreign Currency IDR at 'F1+'.Under EU credit rating agency (CRA) regulation, the publication of sovereign reviews is... (continue reading...)


S&P Downgrades Bon-Ton Stores (BONT) to 'CCC'; Outlook is Negative Jun 27, 2016 03:53PM

S&P Global Ratings lowered its corporate credit rating on the The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: BONT) to 'CCC' from 'CCC+'. The outlook is negative.

At the same time, we lowered the issue-level rating on the company's second-lien senior secured notes to 'CCC-' from 'CCC;, commensurate with the corporate credit rating. The '5' recovery rating remains unchanged, indicative of our expectation for modest recovery toward the lower end of the 10% to 30% range in the event of... (continue reading...)


S&P Upgrades Timken (TKR) to 'BBB'; Outlook is Stable Jun 27, 2016 03:25PM

S&P Global Ratings said that it has raised its corporate credit rating on Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co. (NYSE: TKR) to 'BBB' from 'BBB-'. The outlook is stable.

At the same time, we raised our issue-level ratings on the company's debt to 'BBB' from 'BBB-'.

"We upgraded Timken Co. to reflect that we have revised our assessment of its financial risk profile to modest from intermediate," said S&P Global credit analyst Daniel Lee. The company has been able to maintain stable... (continue reading...)


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