S&P Downgrades Triumph Group (TGI) to 'BB-'; Outlook Stable May 5, 2016 02:49PM

S&P Global Ratings said that it has downgraded Triumph Group Inc. (NYSE: TGI) to 'BB-' from 'BB'. The outlook is stable.

"The downgrade reflects the impact of the $1.3 billion in pre-tax charges that the company announced in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 (ended March 31, 2016) on its earnings and cash flow, as well as the greater-than-expected declines in its revenue and earnings in fiscal year 2017 from production cuts on certain widebody and business jet... (continue reading...)


S&P Lifts Outlook on Baker Hughes (BHI) to Stable Amid Merger Termination May 5, 2016 11:48AM

S&P Global Ratings revised the outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the 'A' long-term corporate credit rating on Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).

We also affirmed the 'A' senior unsecured debt rating, as well as 'A-1' short-term corporate credit and commercial paper ratings.

"The rating action reflects our expectations that Baker Hughes will pursue a modest financial policy while it aggressively pursues cost-reduction... (continue reading...)


S&P Cuts Outlook on GNC Holdings (GNC) to Negative Following Recent Q1 Results May 4, 2016 03:49PM

S&P Global Ratings today revised its outlook on the GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC) to negative from stable. At the same time, we affirmed all ratings, including the 'BB+' corporate credit rating.

"The rating action follows GNC's weaker-than-expected operating results during the first quarter of 2016, with sales declining 0.2% and margins contracting about 200 basis points (bps) versus the year ago period, resulting in a number of operating initiatives by management,"... (continue reading...)


Moody's Upgrades Hologic (HOLX) to 'Ba2'; Outlook Stable May 4, 2016 03:00PM

Moody's Investors Service upgraded the ratings of Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), including the Corporate Family Rating (CFR) to Ba2 from Ba3 and the Probability of Default Rating to Ba2-PD from Ba3-PD. Moody's also affirmed the Ba1 rating on the company's senior secured credit facility and upgraded the senior unsecured notes to Ba3 from B1. Lastly, Moody's affirmed Hologic's Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating at SGL-1. The outlook is stable.

"The upgrade of Hologic's CFR... (continue reading...)


Emerging market downgrades likely to gather pace, says S&P May 4, 2016 12:11PM

By Marc Jones

LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging market sovereign downgrades are likely to gather pace Standard and Poor's warned on Wednesday, having already hit the fastest rate this year since the height of the financial crisis.

Nine of the top 20 emerging market economies have negative outlooks on their S&P ratings and a new report from the firm said 'contingent liabilities' -- costs of bailing out state-owned firms or damaged banks in a crisis... (continue reading...)


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