Baa3

Baa3

A credit rating used by Moody's credit agency for long-term bonds and some other investments. A Baa3 rating represents a relatively low-risk bond or investment; banks are allowed to invest in Baa3 rated bonds. However, Baa3 is at the bottom of investment-grade bond ratings, being only one grade above junk bond ratings. Risk-averse investors must therefore exercise caution in Baa3 investments, especially if the rating was recently downgraded. It is a subdivision of a Baa rating.
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As a result, Moody's incorporates two notches of rating uplift based on its government support assumptions, from DBSA's stand-alone credit profile of ba2, which aligns its issuer rating with South Africa's rating of Baa3.
New York: Moody's today affirmed Jefferies Group LLC ("Jefferies", long-term debt at Baa3) and its wholly owned broker-dealer subsidiaries (issuer ratings at Baa2)'s senior debt, preferred stock, senior unsecured shelf ratings and issuer ratings following the firm's announcement of a net loss of $167 million for the first quarter of 2016.
Moody's Investors Service has today upgraded the issuer ratings of the Metropolitan Municipalities of Istanbul and Izmir to Baa3 from Ba1.
28 November 2011 -- Moody's raised Monday the long-term and short-term foreign-currency deposit ratings on Chinese lender Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SHA:600000), or SPDB, to Baa3 from Ba1 and to Prime-3 from Non-Prime, respectively.
As regards the long-term foreign currency deposit rating of Baa3, which is currently constrained by the foreign currency deposit ceiling for Bulgaria, it could become aligned with the local currency deposit rating, should the latter be lowered.
Moody's has given Baa3 and Ba1 ratings to Bahrain-based United Gulf Bank's (UGB) senior unsecured and subordinated notes to be issued under $1 billion Euro Medium-Term Note (EMTN) Programme.
Moody's assigns a Baa2 issuer rating and Prime-2 short-term issuer rating to Daiwa Securities Co., Baa1 senior unsecured debt and issuer ratings and Prime-2 short-term issuer rating to Daiwa Securities SMBC Co., and a Baa3 senior unsecured debt rating to Daiwa Securities Group.
- Guardrisk Insurance Company Limited (and related Guardrisk entities): Baa3 Insurance Financial Strength, review for downgrade
New York: Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has assigned a Baa3 senior unsecured rating to Total System Services, Inc.'s ("TSYS") proposed notes offering.
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the long-term foreign-currency issuer rating of the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (known as Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak or HBOR) to Ba1, from Baa3. Similarly, Moody's downgraded the provisional (P) rating on HBOR's backed senior unsecured medium-term note programme to (P)Ba1 from (P)Baa3.
In particular, the agency withdrew ANA's Baa3 issuer rating as well as the Baa3 ratings on its EUR100m (USD139.9m) senior unsecured notes due 2016 and on ANAM's EUR50m unsecured bonds due 2014, which benefit from a parental cover.