S&P Places FirstEnergy (FE) on CreditWatch Negative; Withdraws Allegheny Energy's Rating Jul 22, 2016 02:40PM

S&P Global Ratings today placed its 'BBB-' corporate credit ratings on FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES), and affiliates FirstEnergy Generation Corp., FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation Corp., Allegheny Energy Supply Co. LLC (AYE Supply), and Allegheny Generating Co. on CreditWatch with negative implications. We will resolve the CreditWatch listing after reviewing FirstEnergy Corp.'s strategic plan and discussing the supply business's importance to the parent with... (continue reading...)

S&P Places Joy Global (JOY) Ratings on CreditWatch Positive Jul 22, 2016 02:07PM

S&P Global Ratings said that it has placed all of its ratings on Joy Global Inc. (NYSE: JOY), including our 'BB+' corporate credit rating, on CreditWatch with positive implications.

"The CreditWatch placement follows Joy Global Inc.'s announcement that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.7 billion (including Joy's outstanding debt)," said S&P Global credit analyst Svetlana Olsha. "The... (continue reading...)

Moody's Lifts Outlook on Joy Global (JOY) to Positive; Ratings Affirmed Jul 22, 2016 12:52PM

Moody's Investors Service changed the outlook of Joy Global Inc. (Joy) to positive from stable. Moody's also affirmed all other ratings, including Ba3 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), probability of default rating (PDR) of Ba3-PD, Speculative Grade Liquidity rating of SGL-2 and senior unsecured bond rating of Ba3.


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.... Probability of Default Rating, Ba3-PD

.... Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating, SGL-2

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Moody's Cuts Forbes Energy (FES) to 'Ca'; Outlook Lowered to Negative Jul 21, 2016 03:24PM

Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") downgraded Forbes Energy Services Ltd.'s (Nasdaq: FES)(Forbes) Corporate Family Rating (CFR) to Ca from Caa2, its Probability of Default Rating to Ca-PD/LD from Caa2-PD, and its senior unsecured rating to Ca from Caa3. Moody's also affirmed the company's SGL-3 Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating. The ratings outlook was changed to negative from stable.

"The downgrade of Forbes's CFR and senior notes ratings reflects the increased... (continue reading...)

Fitch Keeps Anthem (ANTM), Aetna (AET), Cigna (CI), Humana (HUM) Ratings on Watch Amid DOJ Move to Block Deals Jul 21, 2016 03:00PM

Fitch Ratings said today that its ratings on Anthem Inc. (ANTM), Aetna Inc. (AET), Cigna Corp. (CI) and Humana Inc. (HUM) remain on Rating Watch following ANTM's and AET's separate announcements that they intend to challenge today's decisions by the Department of Justice's (DOJ) to block their respective acquisitions of CI and HUM.

Fitch anticipates the companies' ratings remaining on rating watch pending the ultimate outcome of the lawsuits. If ANTM and AET ultimately... (continue reading...)

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