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McDonald's Corp. Outlook Revised to Negative From Stable After Announcement Apr 00 Product Image

McDonald's Corp. Outlook Revised to Negative From Stable After Announcement Apr 00

  • Published: April 2000
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's CreditWire) April 20, 2000--Standard & Poor's today revised its outlook on McDonald's Corp. to negative from stable. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its double-'A' long-term corporate credit, senior unsecured debt, and bank loan ratings and its double-'A'-minus subordinated debt rating on McDonald's. The company's 'A-1'-plus short-term corporate credit and commercial paper ratings were also affirmed. The outlook revision follows management's announcement that the board of directors had approved a $1 billion increase in its three-year share repurchase program to $4.5 billion through 2001. Standard & Poor's believes that this is indicative of a more aggressive financial policy, and could require external financing to be accomplished. In addition, because financial flexibility will not...

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Action: Outlook Revised

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