Titan Int'l (TWI) Corp. Rating Cut to 'B' by S&P; Operating Performance Weaker-than-Expected in Recent Qtrs Apr 1, 2015 01:47PM

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today lowered its corporate credit rating on Titan International Inc. (NYSE: TWI) to 'B' from 'B+'. The outlook is negative.

At the same time, we lowered the issue-level ratings on the company's $400 million secured notes due 2020 to 'B+' from 'BB-'. The recovery rating on this debt is unchanged at '2', indicating our expectation for substantial (70% to 90%; at the upper half of the range) recovery in the event of payment default.

"The... (continue reading...)

McDonald's (MCD) Rating Outlook Lowered to Negative from Stable at Standard & Poor's Apr 1, 2015 01:45PM

Standard & Poor's lowered McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) rating outlook to Negative from Stable.

Charter Communications' (CHTR) Move to Acquire Bright House is Credit-Positive Development - Moody's Mar 31, 2015 05:00PM

Moody's says the announced plan of Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) (Nasdaq: CHTR) to acquire Bright House Networks (Bright House) for $10.4 billion does not impact Charter's Ba3 Corporate Family Rating (CFR). The transaction would favorably expand scale and reduce leverage relative to our expectations for Charter following its previously announced transaction with Comcast Corporation (Comcast, A3 positive) and Time Warner Cable, Inc. (TWC, Baa2 on review for... (continue reading...)

S&P Places Charter Communications (CHTR) on CreditWatch Positive Mar 31, 2015 03:29PM

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said it placed all of its ratings, including its 'BB-' corporate credit rating, on Charter Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR), on CreditWatch with positive implications.

"The positive CreditWatch listing reflects our view of Charter's materially increased scale and improved leverage metrics pro forma for the pending system swaps and acquisitions with Comcast Corp., as well as the newly announced acquisition of BHN," said Standard... (continue reading...)

CVR Refining's (CVRR) Corp. Family Rating Upgraded to 'Ba3' by Moody's Mar 31, 2015 02:16PM

Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") upgraded CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR)("CVR") Corporate Family Rating (CFR) to Ba3 from B1, Probability of Default Rating to Ba3-PD from B1-PD, and the senior unsecured notes rating to B1 from B2. The SGL-2 Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating was affirmed and the rating outlook remains stable.

"The upgrade of CVR's corporate family rating to Ba3 reflects its strong management, reflected in good operating results despite downtime in its... (continue reading...)

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