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Research Update: Toll Brothers Inc. Downgraded To Speculative-Grade 'BB+' Rating On Weaker Housing Recovery Assumptions; Outlook Stable Jun 11
Standard & Poors, June 2011
The spring selling season was weaker than we had previously anticipated and we now expect the housing market to take longer to recover. It is our view that Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers has positioned itself to stem losses and preserve liquidity in a weak operating environment, but key credit measures may now take longer to fully recover to stronger, pre-downturn levels. We lowered our corporate credit rating on Toll Brothers and its subsidiary, Toll Brothers Finance Corp., to 'BB+' from 'BBB-'. We also lowered our ratings on roughly $1.5 billion of senior unsecured notes and assigned our '3' recovery rating to those notes, which reflects our expectation for meaningful (50%-70%) recovery in the event of default. Our stable outlook acknowledges the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Toll Brothers Inc.,Toll Corp.,Toll Brothers Finance Corp.
Action: Outlook: Stable
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