Fitch Cuts Peabody Energy's (BTU) Long-Term IDR to 'CC'; Affects ~$8.4B of Obligations Feb 12, 2016 03:09PM

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Peabody Energy Corporation's (Peabody)(NYSE: BTU) long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'CC' from 'CCC'. Approximately $8.4 billion in face amount of obligations is affected by today's rating actions. A complete list of rating actions follows at the end of this release.

The downgrade of the IDR reflects Fitch's view that default of some kind appears probable following increased demands on liquidity, negotiations with creditors for a... (continue reading...)

S&P Affirms Ratings on Mylan (MYL) Following Meda AB Acquisition Announcement Feb 12, 2016 08:10AM

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it affirmed its 'BBB-' corporate credit rating and all existing issue-level ratings on Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL). The outlook is stable.

Mylan has announced it is acquiring Sweden-based pharmaceutical maker Meda AB for $9.9 billion, which includes the debt at Meda. The acquisition adds more than $2 billion in annual sales of generic, branded, and over-the-counter drugs to Mylan, strengthens its European franchise, and expands Mylan... (continue reading...)

S&P Lifts Outlook on ViaSat (VSAT) to Positive; Ratings Affirmed Feb 11, 2016 03:58PM

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it affirmed its 'B+' corporate credit rating on ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), and revised the rating outlook to positive from stable.

"The outlook revision reflects the company's good revenue and EBITDA growth through the first nine months of fiscal 2016 relative to our base-case expectations," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Rose Askinazi.

During this period, revenue and EBITDA improved 5% and 16%, respectively, year over year,... (continue reading...)

Mylan (MYL) Ratings Affirmed by Fitch Amid Meda Deal; Outlook Remains Stable Feb 11, 2016 03:04PM

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL), and the long-term ratings of its subsidiary Mylan, Inc., at 'BBB-' following the announcement that Mylan will acquire Meda A.B. (Meda) for approximately $9.9 billion. The Rating Outlook is Stable.

Mylan's ratings apply to approximately $7.3 billion of debt outstanding at Dec. 31, 2015. A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this release.

Fitch views the deal as... (continue reading...)

Moody's Affirms Ratings of Mylan (MYL) Amid Meda Acquisition Deal Feb 11, 2016 12:44PM

Moody's Investors Service affirmed the Baa3 senior unsecured ratings of Mylan N.V. and Mylan Inc (Nasdaq: MYL). This follows the announcement that Mylan has made an offer to acquire Meda AB for $9.9 billion in cash and stock. The outlook is stable.

"The acquisition of Meda will meaningfully increase Mylan's leverage -- to around 4.0x debt/EBITDA from around 2.5x." Said Moody's Senior Vice President, Jessica Gladstone. "However, there was substantial cushion built in to... (continue reading...)

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