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Research Update: Kraft Foods Inc. Outlook Revised To Stable From Positive On Separation Announcement; 'BBB' Corp. Credit Rating Affirmed Aug 11
Standard & Poors, August 2011
U.S.-based Kraft Foods Inc. has announced that its board of directors intends to separate the North American grocery business in a tax-free spin-off to Kraft shareholders. We are affirming our 'BBB' corporate credit rating on Kraft. We are revising our outlook to stable from positive, reflecting our expectation that Kraft is unlikely to improve credit metrics to levels we believe will support an upgrade for the remaining entity in the near term, and there is limited information regarding the company's future financial policies to support a higher rating. On Aug. 4, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Inc. to stable from positive. At the same time, we affirmed our 'BBB' corporate credit...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Kraft Foods Inc.,Nabisco Inc.,Cadbury Holdings Ltd.,Cadbury Schweppes U.S. Finance LLC
Action: Outlook: Stable
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Kraft Foods Inc.,Nabisco Inc.,Cadbury Holdings Ltd.,Cadbury Schweppes U.S. Finance LLC