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- By Coddling Shareholders, Companies Drive Down Credit Quality. Clouse, Carol J. // High Yield Report;5/28/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 21, p2
The author reflects on the drop of credit quality of U.S. companies due to their activities to impress and pamper shareholders. The author reveals that the shareholder-friendly activities are the main cause behind companies' declining credit rating. She suggests that best solution to the problem...
- Sub-Grade Debt Appeal. Fine, Jacob // Bond Buyer;12/08/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 31033, p1
Reports the demand of below-investment grade ratings on outstanding nonrated debts in the United States. Claim of institutional investors of the illiquidity of high yield issues in the municipal market; Details of the rating agencies in the country; Importance of below-investment credit ratings...
- Officials: Good Ratings, Investor Interest Depend on Disclosure. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;6/17/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31658, p32
Good disclosure practices are a must for any issuer that wants to receive and maintain good ratings and wants investors to have free rein to purchase their bonds, officials said at the 2003 Disclosure Conference hosted by the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas on June 13, 2003. Furthermore,...
- Desperately Seeking AAA. Smith, Aaron T. // Bond Buyer;7/3/2001, Vol. 337 Issue 31173, p1
Reports on the demand from investors for a triple-A rating of bonds in the United States. Proliferation of state-backed school credit enhancement; Practice of piggybacking bond insurance; Yield averages in general obligation bonds.
- An Analysis of Defaults of Long-term Rated Debts. Gill, Suveera // Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers;Jan-Mar2005, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p35
Lately, the credit rating agencies have been the subject of significant criticism for failing to warn the investors credit rating of the defaults well in advance. Investors in long-term debt instruments are usually risk averse, buy-and-hold types; and hence, for them, the variability of...
- Corrections. // Bond Buyer;5/18/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32384, p2
Two corrections to the articles that were published in May 18, 2006 are presented including the incorrect information rating of Nyack Hospital and an inconsistency about the financial adviser rankings of Financial Group in the Underwriters & Dealers column.
- North Carolina Expects to Save $10 Million on $323 Million GO Refunding. DeSue, Tedra // Bond Buyer;8/06/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31693, p27
Reports on North Carolina's general obligation refunding deal. Financial adviser of the deal; Rating of bond; Significance of the deal for investors looking for high-quality paper.
- Moody's Lowers Michigan to Aa2 from Aa1. // Bond Buyer;1/21/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32054, p1
This article reports that Moody's Investors Service downgraded Michigan's general obligation bond rating to Aa2 from Aa1, affecting $1.5 billion of outstanding general obligation debt. It is the second time in two yean; that the agency has lowered the rating for the state due to the effects of a...
- Moody's Affirms Alabama's Aa3, Watches It for Upgrade. Siego, Shelly // Bond Buyer;2/2/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32062, p3
This article informs that on the eve of Alabama Governor Bob Riley's state of the state address, Moody's Investors Service affirmed the state's Aa3 credit rating and placed it on watch list for a possible upgrade. Moody's action affects $380.4 million of general obligation debt, including $103.9...