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Summary: Snap-on Inc. Jun 11
Standard & Poors, June 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on Kenosha, Wisc.-based Snap-on Inc. reflect the company's modest financial risk profile, which is marked by financial policies we view as conservative. This profile is tempered by credit measures that have weakened due to increased debt used to fund the company's domestic credit operations and by relatively significant pension obligations. The ratings also reflect Snap-on's satisfactory business profile, which is characterized by good positions in cyclical and competitive markets. Snap-on is a leading manufacturer of tools and diagnostic equipment for the auto repair industry and various other industrial markets. The company's brand-name recognition, history of product innovation, and strong franchise distribution network support its market position. End-market exposure to the global automotive repair and...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Snap-On Inc.,Stanley Black & Decker Inc.,Danaher Corp.,Cooper Industries Ltd.
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Snap-On Inc.,Stanley Black & Decker Inc.,Danaher Corp.,Cooper Industries Ltd.