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National Long-term Rating: To 'AA-(bra)' Rating Outlook Stable, from 'A+(bra)' Rating Outlook Stable
The positive ratings actions for AYE and AE Supply are based on debt reductions and increases in cash flow generation at AE Supply and reduced business risk of the group.
The ABS and CDO sectors also saw meaningful increases in positive rating activity, with the CDO sector, in particular, posting a downgrade-to-upgrade ratio of 0.
For more details on Fitch's new criteria, see the report 'Interest Rate Risk In Structured Finance Transactions: USD LIBOR', which is available on the Fitch Ratings web site at 'www.
The Ratings Outlook for AmerenCIPS is revised to Negative from Stable.
All rating changes being made as part of the implementation of the new ratings guidelines are being designated as 'revisions', as opposed to upgrades or downgrades.
Fitch's upgrade, affirmation, and assignment of HUM's Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings, affirmed commercial paper rating, and the change of Rating Outlook is not part of the implementation of the new methodology, but rather reflects Fitch's annual review of the company's performance and capitalization.
Based on the application of Fitch's IDR and RR criteria as well as the review of its Latin America international corporate rating portfolio, below is a complete list of rating changes made to our rating universe.
The following ratings are affirmed with a Stable Rating Outlook by Fitch.
The Negative Rating Outlook on Michigan (rated 'AA') considers the prospects of massive downsizing and uncertainty in the domestic auto industry, which dominates manufacturing employment in this state.
Best's Impairment Rate and Rating Transition Study - 1977 to 2005 calculates one- to 15-year cumulative average impairment rates by applying the static pool methodology commonly employed by the credit rating industry in issuer default studies.
The following rating experienced an upward revision upon implementation of the new guidelines: