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Research Update: France-Based Gecina Upgraded To 'BBB-' On Execution Of Strategy And Improved Financial Flexibility; Outlook Stable Oct 10
Standard & Poors, October 2010
French property company Gecina's liquidity is stronger after issuing two bonds totaling -820 million in 2010. Gecina is executing its strategy of focusing on office, residential, and health care; restoring investor support; and substantially improving its financial flexibility. We are raising our long-term corporate credit rating on Gecina to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'. The stable outlook reflects our view that Gecina will continue to exhibit a stable performance in line with the investment-grade rating. On Oct. 1, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term corporate credit rating on French property company Gecina to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'. At the same time, the short-term corporate credit and debt ratings on Gecina were raised to 'A-3' from 'B'. The outlook is stable....
Companies mentioned in this report are: Gecina
Action: Outlook: Stable
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