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Research Update: Tyson Foods Inc. 'BBB-' Rating Outlook Revised To Positive On Reduced Debt And Improved Credit Measures Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
Given its reduced debt, we believe U.S. meat marketer and producer Tyson Foods can sustain its improved credit measures despite the potential for a softening of operating performance in the coming quarters. We are affirming the ratings on the company, including the 'BBB-' corporate credit rating. We are revising the rating outlook to positive from stable, reflecting our belief that the company can sustain its improved credit measures and continue to effectively manage volatile commodity costs. On Jan. 13, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its ratings on Springdale, Ark.-based meat marketer and producer Tyson Foods Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., including the 'BBB-' corporate credit rating. At the same time, we revised the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Tyson Foods Inc.,Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.
Action: Outlook: Positive
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Tyson Foods Inc.,Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.