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Research Update: Macy's Inc. Upgraded To 'BBB-'; Returns To Investment Grade; On Robust Performance And Stronger Credit Metrics Product Image

Research Update: Macy's Inc. Upgraded To 'BBB-'; Returns To Investment Grade; On Robust Performance And Stronger Credit Metrics

  • Published: May 2011
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
U.S. department store Macy's clarified its financial policy and outlined credit ratio targets that are in line with an investment-grade rating. The company continues to demonstrate robust performance, with results ahead of peers. We are raising the corporate credit rating to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'. The stable outlook reflects our expectation for continued operational gains and debt repayments to strengthen credit protection ratios over the intermediate term. On May 18, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its corporate credit rating on Cincinnati-based Macy's Inc. to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'. At the same time, we raised the issue-level rating on the company's unsecured notes to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'. The outlook is stable The upgrade, which returns the rating to investment grade after...

Companies mentioned in this report are: Macy's Inc.,Macy's Retail Holdings Inc.
Action: Upgraded

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Macy's Inc.,Macy's Retail Holdings Inc.

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