Credit Trends: Global Potential Rising Stars Report Dec 05

  • ID: 1710653
  • December 2005
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors
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Even though rising star activity accelerated in the most recent month, the number of entities poised to ascend to investment grade has fallen to its lowest level in nearly two years. Three more entities crossed over to investment grade from speculative grade since the previous report in November. Globally, the proportion of entities listed with a positive bias across the entire ratings spectrum has stabilized at a high level in the past 12 months, even though global bond markets are at a turning point, with many of the factors that contributed to the bullishness now poised to weaken from previous levels. So far in 2005, the number of rising stars has exceeded that of fallen angels, maintaining the trend set...

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- AT&T Corp.
- Chrysler Corp.
- Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co.
- Cummins Inc.
- PerkinElmer Inc.
- FMC Corp.
- Ispat Inland Inc.
- Westar Energy Inc.
- The Lubrizol Corp.
- Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
- J.C. Penney Co. Inc.
- Texas-New Mexico Power Co.
- Zenith National Insurance Corp.
- Southern Pacific Rail Corp.
- Korea Development Bank
- USX Corp.
- Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L.M.)
- Hasbro Inc.
- Marubeni Corp.
- The Gap Inc.
- Amphenol Corp.
- Edison International
- NVR Inc.
- Corning Inc.
- Symbion Health Ltd.
- Vivendi S.A.
- Fujitsu Ltd.
- Northumbrian Services Ltd.
- Western Financial Bank
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
- Laidlaw International Inc.
- Legrand France
- British Airways PLC
- HCA Inc.
- AES Gener S.A.
- Enersis Americas S.A.
- Bangkok Bank Public Co. Ltd.
- SK Corp.
- Petroleos Mexicanos
- Reliance Industries Ltd.
- Siam Commercial Bank Public Co. Ltd.
- RHB Bank Bhd.
- Romania
- Western Wireless LLC
- Owens & Minor Inc.
- Total Access Communication Public Co. Ltd.
- Russian Federation
- Hyundai Motor Co.
- Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.
- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.
- Votorantim Participacoes S.A.
- Ball Corp.
- Grupo Mexico S.A.B. de C.V.
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
- Oji Paper Co. Ltd.
- ABB Ltd.
- Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd.
- Jabil Circuit Inc.
- Argo Group US Inc.
- Takashimaya Co. Ltd.
- Dollar General Corp.
- Waste Connections Inc.
- L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.
- IWO Holdings Inc.
- Time Warner Inc.
- Modern Times Group (MTG) AB
- MGOC Inc.
- ThyssenKrupp AG
- AmerisourceBergen Corp.
- Western Oil Sands Inc.
- Indymac Bancorp
- Biogen Inc.
- SinoPac Holdings
- Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd.
- Yokogawa Electric Corp.
- Roper Technologies Inc.
- VTB Bank JSC
- Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
- Seminole Tribe of Florida
- Dade Behring Holdings Inc.
- Tokyu Corp.
- Tobu Railway Co. Ltd.
- Shimizu Corp.
- US Unwired Inc.

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