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Baker Hughes Inc.'s Proposed $2.5 Billion 4(2) Commercial Paper Program Assigned Short-Term Rating Of 'A-1' Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Nov. 23, 2011--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it has assigned its 'A-1' short-term commercial paper (CP) rating to Baker Hughes Inc.'s proposed $2.5 billion 4(2) CP program. The outlook on the company remains stable. The ratings on oilfield services provider Baker Hughes reflect its strong competitive position in the oilfield services sector, a track record of solid free cash flow generation through prior industry cycles, and its modest financial risk profile. The ratings also incorporate Baker Hughes' participation in the highly cyclical and competitive oilfield service sector. (For the full credit rationale, please refer to the research report on Baker Hughes Inc. published on Sept. 29, 2011, on RatingsDirect). RELATED RESEARCH AND...
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