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Comstock Resources Inc. Rating Lowered To 'B+' On Impact From Revised Natural Gas Price Assumption; Outlook Negative Feb 12
Standard & Poors, February 2012
Standard & Poor's recently lowered its natural gas pricing assumptions for 2012, 2013, and 2014. This has a negative impact on U.S.-based natural gas producer Comstock Resources' estimated profitability and cash flows. As a result, we are lowering our corporate credit rating on Comstock to 'B+' and our rating on its senior unsecured debt to 'B' (the recovery rating is '5'). Our negative outlook reflects the company's "less-than-adequate" liquidity and the potential for it to weaken further if natural gas prices remain depressed. NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Feb. 7, 2012--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it lowered its corporate credit rating on Frisco, Texas-based Comstock Resources Inc. to 'B+' from 'BB-'. The outlook is negative. We also...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Comstock Resources Inc.,Stone Energy Corp.
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Comstock Resources Inc.,Stone Energy Corp.