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Research Update: Outlook On MasterCard Inc. Revised To Positive From Stable; 'A-/A-2' Ratings Affirmed On Settlement-Related Charges Feb 12
Standard & Poors, February 2012
MasterCard Inc. has announced a $770 million pretax or $495 million after-tax charge related to a potential settlement in its U.S. merchant litigation cases. We are revising the outlook to positive from stable and affirming our long- and short-term counterparty credit ratings on MasterCard at 'A-/A-2'. We expect the company to continue to post robust profitability metrics while maintaining excellent liquidity and capital levels. On Feb. 3, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on MasterCard Inc. to positive from stable. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its long- and short-term counterparty credit ratings on MasterCard at 'A-/A-2'. MasterCard announced on Feb. 2 a $770 million pretax or $495 million after-tax charge related to a potential...
Companies mentioned in this report are: MasterCard Inc.
Action: Outlook: Positive
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