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Credit Trends: Global Rising Stars: 2010 Total Exceeds 10-Year Average Jan 11
Standard & Poors, January 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services upgraded 34 issuers to investment grade from speculative grade in 2010. These issuers had rated debt worth US$82.4 (-62.2) billion. Three new rising stars emerged so far in 2011, with rated debt worth US$5.7 (-4.3) billion. Following a decline to a low of 22 issuers in 2009, the 2010 figure reflects moderate growth in rising star activity and is slightly above the 10-year average of 32 issuers. Meanwhile, the count of issuers poised for upgrades to investment grade has fallen by four, to 16 issuers, accounting for US$44.9 (-33.9) billion in rated debt. We define potential rising stars as entities rated 'BB+' with either positive outlooks or ratings on CreditWatch with positive implications. Highlights from...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Motorola Solutions Inc.,Sealed Air Corp.,Colombia (Republic of),Net Servicos de Comunicacao S.A.,Bucyrus International Inc.,Janus Capital Group Inc.,Rosbank OJSC JSCB,MARAC Finance Ltd.,Titan Cement Co. S.A.,Southern Cross Building Society,Canterbury Building Society,Heartland Building Society
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Motorola Solutions Inc.,Sealed Air Corp.,Colombia (Republic of),Net Servicos de Comunicacao S.A.,Bucyrus International Inc.,Janus Capital Group Inc.,Rosbank OJSC JSCB,MARAC Finance Ltd.,Titan Cement Co. S.A.,Southern Cross Building Society,Canterbury Building Society,Heartland Building Society