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Research Update: Public Storage Outlook Revised To Positive; Ratings Affirmed Aug 08
Standard & Poors, August 2008
On Aug. 19, 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on Public Storage to positive from stable. At the same time, we affirmed all of our ratings on the company, including the 'A-' corporate credit rating. The affirmations affect roughly $400 million in senior notes and $3.5 billion of preferred stock (see list). The outlook revision and ratings acknowledge Public Storage's industry-leading market position, which benefits from scale of operations following the successful integration of Shurgard Storage Centers Inc. (Shurgard; $5.3 billion transaction completed in 2006); conservative financial policies, including the company's use of perpetual preferred stock as a primary source of financing and full operating cash flow coverage of all obligations; and solid credit metrics, even with...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Public Storage
Action: Outlook: Positive
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