- Language: English
- 94 Pages
- Published: June 2013
- Region: United Kingdom
U.S. Health Care Sector On the Mend May 02
- Published: May 2002
- Region: United States
- Standard & Poors
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) May 16, 2002- The U.S. corporate health care sector-bolstered by sustained demand, favorable pricing, and improving capital structures-looks promising into the next year, Standard & Poor's said in an article, "U.S. Health Care Feeling Better," published May 16 on RatingsDirect, Standard & Poor's Web-based credit analysis system. With 28 ratings upgrades and 18 downgrades since early 2001, health care has fared better than U.S. industrials overall. Consolidation of diagnostic and medical product operations "will have an important bearing on credit quality," said Michael Kaplan, managing director and credit analyst in Standard & Poor's Health Care sector. For example, Beckman Instruments Inc.'s acquisition of Coulter Corp. several years ago-to become Beckman Coulter Inc.-now has generated cash...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Beckman Coulter Inc.,DENTSPLY International Inc.
Action: S&P Event
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Beckman Coulter Inc.,DENTSPLY International Inc.