S&P Upgrades American Campus Communities (ACC) to 'BBB'; Outlook Stable Feb 8, 2016 05:04PM

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its corporate credit rating on American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE: ACC) and its operating partnership, American Campus Communities Operating Partnership L.P. (collectively, ACC) to 'BBB' from 'BBB-'. The outlook is stable. We also raised the issue-level rating on the company's senior unsecured notes to 'BBB' from 'BBB-'.

"The upgrade acknowledges ACC's improved credit metrics following its recent equity issuance that resulted... (continue reading...)

Brixmor Property Group (BRX) Executive Resignations Have no Impact on Rating, Outlook - Fitch Feb 8, 2016 03:47PM

Fitch Ratings does not anticipate changing its Rating and/or Outlook for Brixmor Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: BRX) and its operating subsidiaries Brixmor Operating Partnership, L.P. and Brixmor LLC (collectively, "Brixmor" or "the company") following today's resignations of the company's Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and another accounting executive.

The management changes follow a board investigation that concluded that... (continue reading...)

S&P Downgrades Salem Media Group (SALM) to 'B-'; Debt-Financed Acquisitions Have Increased Leverage Feb 8, 2016 03:05PM

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it lowered its corporate credit rating on Salem Media Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SALM) to 'B-' from 'B'. The rating outlook is negative.

At the same time, we lowered our issue-level rating on the company's senior secured term loan to 'B-' from 'B', based on our notching criteria. The '3' recovery rating is unchanged, indicating our expectation for meaningful recovery (50%-70%; upper half of the range) of principal in the event of a... (continue reading...)

Moody's Places Kohl's Corp.'s (KSS) Senior Unsecured Rating on Review for Downgrade Feb 8, 2016 02:19PM

Moody's Investors Service placed Kohl's Corporation's (NYSE: KSS) Baa1 senior unsecured rating for review for downgrade.

The review for downgrade acknowledges Kohl's persistent declines in earnings which started in 2011 and shows no signs of abating. The review also considers the company's expected fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 earnings and its recent downward earnings revision. The company now expects full year fiscal 2015 earnings per share to be in the range of... (continue reading...)

S&P Downgrades Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) to 'BB'; Outlook Stable Feb 8, 2016 12:38PM

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said it lowered its corporate credit rating on Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. (Nasdaq: GLPI) to 'BB' from 'BB+' and removed the rating from CreditWatch, where we had placed it with negative implications on March 10, 2015. The outlook is stable.

At the same time, we lowered our issue-level ratings on GLPI's unsecured debt by one notch to 'BB+' from 'BBB-' and removed them from CreditWatch The recovery rating remains '2',... (continue reading...)

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