S&P Assigns 'BBB+' Rating to CBOE Holdings (CBOE); Outlook is Stable Sep 26, 2016 05:11PM

S&P Global Ratings said it assigned its 'BBB+' long-term issuer credit rating to CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) The outlook is stable.

"The rating on CBOE reflects our view of its leading position among equity options exchange operators in the U.S.," said S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Daniel Koelsch. The rating also reflects the group's scalable technology platform, its capacity to generate strong cash flow from operations, and its strong financial risk profile... (continue reading...)


Moody's Upgrades Casella Waste Systems (CWST) to 'B2'; Outlook is Stable Sep 26, 2016 03:47PM

Moody's Investor Services (Moody's) upgraded Casella Waste Systems, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: CWST) Corporate Family Rating (CFR) to B2 from B3 and the Probability of Default Rating to B2-PD from B3-PD. At the same time, Moody's affirmed Casella's Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating at SGL-3. The rating outlook is stable.

Concurrent with these rating actions, Moody's assigned B1 ratings to Casella's proposed $150 million revolving credit facility and $350 million term loan B, the... (continue reading...)


Moody's Affirms Pfizer's (PFE) Ratings Amid Decision Not to Split Company Sep 26, 2016 02:12PM

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") affirmed the ratings of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and related subsidiaries, including the A1 senior unsecured long-term rating and the Prime-1 commercial paper rating. At the same time, Moody's revised the rating outlook to stable from negative. This rating action follows the announcement that Pfizer will not pursue a split of its pharmaceutical business.

"Pfizer's decision to keep the business whole removes a key overhang to the... (continue reading...)


Moody's Places Chemtura (CHMT) Ratings on Review for Upgrade Sep 26, 2016 12:16PM

Moody's Investors Service placed Chemtura Corporation's (NYSE: CHMT) Ba3 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), Ba3-PD probability of default rating and B1 senior unsecured guaranteed notes rating on review for upgrade.

This action follows the announcement that Chemtura has agreed to be acquired by Lanxess AG (Baa3, Stable) for a total consideration of $2.5 billion, or 10x EBIDTA on a pre-synergy basis.

The transaction has been approved by each of Chemtura's and Lanxess's boards... (continue reading...)


Lionsgate (LGF) Ratings Affirmed by Moody's; Outlook Stable Sep 23, 2016 03:16PM

Moody's Investors Service confirmed Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s (NYSE: LGF) Ba3 Corporate Family rating (CFR) and Ba3-PD Probability of Default rating following the company's announcement earlier this year to acquire Starz, LLC ("Starz") for cash and stock. Concurrently, Moody's assigned a Ba2 rating to the company's new first lien senior secured credit facility, consisting of a $1 billion revolver due 2021, $1 billion term loan A due 2021 and a $1.9 billion term... (continue reading...)


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