Issuer Ranking: U.S. Capital Goods Companies, Strongest To Weakest Mar 11

  • ID: 1753693
  • March 2011
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' outlook for credit quality in the U.S. capital goods sector remains broadly stable as the global economy continues its recovery. We view the industry and economic environment for industrial and manufacturing activity as slightly positive in our base case scenario for 2011-2012. There are still pockets of lingering weakness, such as nonresidential construction, but overall we believe this environment will support further improvement in the sector's operating performance this year, though at slower pace than during 2010. At the end of first–quarter 2011, about 80% of our U.S. capital goods ratings had a stable outlook--relatively unchanged from the previous quarter. New risk factors have arisen since fourth-quarter 2010, all of which could potentially have a...

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