High Pressure On Finances
- Who's Who in Credit Rating Agencies. // Investment Dealers' Digest;12/17/2001, Vol. 67 Issue 47, pN.PAG
Presents information pertaining to credit rating agencies in the U.S. Rating of the financial strength of insurance companies; Methodologies formulated by Standard & Poor's to address dynamic changes in the industry and to adapt local market conditions throughout the world.
- S&P Drops Ohio's Forum Health to BBB-Minus. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;1/17/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32299, p5
The article reports on the BBB-minus rating assigned by Standard & Poor's Corp. to 121 million dollars of outstanding debt issued in Mahoning County, Ohio. The reason for the downgrade is due to losses over the past few years which have lowered the system's debt service coverage levels. The...
- S&P Reinstates Rating for Richmond, Calif. Saskal, Rich // Bond Buyer;4/17/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32361, p4
The article reports that Standard & Poor's (S & P) has reinstated its credit ratings on outstanding Richmond, California debt, raising it to investment grade and assigning the city a triple-B plus rating due to incomplete financial information. There were three outstanding bond issues that S & P...
- FLORIDA: Broward Hospital Lifted to A. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;11/1/2007, Vol. 362 Issue 32746, p9
The article reports on the rating, increased to A from A-minus, assigned by Standard & Poor's Corp. to North Broward Hospital District's debt in Broward County, Florida. The agency said the upgrade reflected sustained improvement in core operations through general cost containment and...
- S&P to Insist Muni Issuers Quantify Exposure to Variable-Rate Debt, Swaps. Hume, Lynn // Bond Buyer;2/7/2002, Vol. 339 Issue 31320, p26
Reports that rating agency Standard & Poor's Corp. has announced its plan to ask municipal bond issuers to quantify their exposure to variable-rate debt and interest rate swaps in a standardized manner in its effort to refine its credit rating process. Reason why it will be difficult for some...
- Health Care Sector May Have Peaked, S&P Report Says. Daulerio, A. J. // Bond Buyer;6/14/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31904, p7
Presents comments of the Standard & Poor's Corp. analysts on the revenue recovery momentum of the heath care sector in the U.S. Causes of the decline in the credit ratings of the sector; Presentation of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services 2004 Medians on the positive trends such as solid...
- S&P Upgraded 152 Municipal Credits In 2Q Compared to 51 Downgrades. Vadum, Matthew // Bond Buyer;7/26/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31933, p5
Reports on the decision of Standard & Poor's Corp. to upgrade more municipal credits in the second quarter of 2004 in the U.S. Comparison between the number of upgrades and the number of downgrades; Contents of the analysis released by the company; Reference to the reports of other ratings agencies.
- S&P: Housing Finance Agencies Credit Remains Strong Despite Falling Profits. Vadum, Matthew // Bond Buyer;10/14/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31989, p6
Reports that housing finance agencies (HFA) credits rated by Standard & Poor's Corp. have maintained their strength in the United States. Agency's annual review of HFA financial ratios; Increase in the ratio of fund balances to assets for AAA-rated HFA; Return-on-assets ratio.
- RATINGS AGENCY SOUNDS WARNING ON COVENANT-LITE LOANS. // Secured Lender;Sep2007, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p12
The article discusses the report "Covenant-Lite Loan Structures Diminish Recovery Prospects," by Standard & Poor's (S&P) Rating Services in the U.S. regarding covenant-lite loan structures. Under these loan structures, lenders give up most of the normal controls that banks have over their...