- S&P: Children's Hospitals Shift to Stability. // Bond Buyer;1/5/2009, Vol. 367 Issue 33034, p4
The article reports that the not-for-profit standalone children's hospitals in the U.S. are beginning to observe a shift in their operating and financial performance to a stable trend after several years of growth. Based from its analysis of the 2008 median ratios, Standard & Poor's noted that...
- Arkansas Children's Hospital 2009, 2010 Upgraded to AA-Minus by S&P. // Bondbuyer.com;8/10/2015, p1
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it raised its underlying rating to AA-minus from A-plus on Pulaski County, Ark.'s series 2009 and 2010 insured fixed-rate hospital revenue bonds issued for Arkansas Children's Hospital.
- Rating services give upbeat reports for childrens' hospitals, credit outlook. Costello, Mary Ann // AHA News;11/5/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 44, p5
Deals with the reports given by credit rating services, Standard and Poor's and Moody's Investors Service, for children's hospitals in the United States in 2001. Factors which make children's hospitals less profitable compared to other hospitals; Threats to the credit quality of children's...
- Bolstered by strong economy, agencies raise more ratings. Polyak, Ilana // Bond Buyer;01/13/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30309, p1
Focuses on the report by investment agencies saying they raised more credit ratings of companies in the United States than they lowered for 1997. Ratio of upgrades to downgrades; Comment by Claire Cohen, vice chairman of state and sovereign credit ratings for with Fitch; Impact of the Asian...
- Sovereign credit ratings. Cantor, Richard; Packer, Frank // Current Issues in Economics & Finance;Jun95, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p1
Analyzes the relationship between sovereign ratings and market yields. Demand for sovereign credit ratings; Uses and types of sovereign ratings; Development of the sovereign ratings business; History of sovereign defaults; Agency disagreements over specific sovereign ratings; Dealing with...
- Scoring puts up higher numbers. Borowsky, Mark // U.S. Banker;Jan95, Vol. 105 Issue 1, p44
Discusses the implications of a rating system for consumer and small business loans. Removing the human factor from credit-granting decisions; Building a scorecard; Integrating the credit bureau and bank data through computers; Revenue scoring; Reasons for rejecting a loan.
- Fix-up loans securitized; Seven kinds of subprime. Timmons, Heather // American Banker;10/8/1996, Vol. 161 Issue 193, p10
Cites the push to standardize subprime credit ratings headed by Standard & Poor's Corp. Development of seven risk grades; Basis of the S&P rankings; Reason for introducing the standardized criteria; Inadequacy of the rules-based system. Issue of credit scoring; Importance of quality control;...
- The downgrading of America. HIGHTOWER, JIM // Southern Illinois Labor Tribune;8/18/2011, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p17
The article reports on decline in the sovereign credit status of the U.S. from AAA to AA+.
- `You have a credit problem? No problem.' // Consumers' Research Magazine;Apr94, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p7
Reports that the national credit bureaus have set up an electronic mail system to correct mistakes on consumers' credit reports faster. How to obtain a free copy of your credit report; The `Do-It-Yourself Credit Repair and Improvement Guide'; Other actions by credit bureaus.