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Moody's Investors Service

A leading global credit rating, research and risk analysis firm.

Moody's Investors Service

A financial services company that primarily offers credit ratings for different kinds of bonds. That is, it serves as a credit ratings agency and a research firm. It is one of only ten firms the SEC recognizes as a credit rating agency; though, like other CRAs, its methods have been subject to criticism. For example, it gave the nation of Iceland a near top rating until its bankruptcy in 2008. It is based in New York and was established in 1909.

Moody's Investors Service

A leading firm engaged in credit rating, risk analysis, and research of fixed-income securities and their issuers. Moody's ratings help investors judge the credit risks of investing in fixed-income securities. The financial publications department of Moody's was spun off in 1998 to form a new company. See also Mergent, Inc.
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Next comes boy Jack, Tom Moody's son, who weighs five stone, measures eight-and-forty inches, and will never be any bigger.
The hounds are drawn up to the hall-door, and little Rawdon descends amongst them, excited yet half-alarmed by the caresses which they bestow upon him, at the thumps he receives from their waving tails, and at their canine bickerings, scarcely restrained by Tom Moody's tongue and lash.
(7) Moody's personal letters home clearly show that he adopted a strategic approach to his work, and it is likely that he made use of information concerning the methods of the China Inland Mission (CIM).
Moody's will hold a press conference today at 17:00 to discuss 'Turkey at the cross-roads: Credit Dynamics of an Emerging Cross-Over Market.' Among the topics to be discussed is 'Shifting closer to an Investment grade sovereign rating.' Although this topic and the timing of the conference, which comes a few short months after Moody's held its annual conference on Turkey give the impression that the rating agency is preparing for an upgrade for Turkey, Moody's denied the upgrade reports and said that they are sticking with their previous view on Turkey.
Moody's Investors Service downgraded Assured Guaranty's insurance financial strength ratings due to continued struggles in the market in which the company operates.
Moody's Investors Service today said it will keep the rating of Baa1 that it has assigned to insurance-linked securities issued by Tailwind Holdings L.L.C., a limited liability company that Unum started in 2006, to back disability insurance claim reserves.
Moody's Investors Service, one of the Big Three bond credit rating firms, downgraded the credit ratings of 11 Brazilian banks on June 27--some by a single level, and some by three levels.
Summary: SYDNEY - Greece had its highest possible credit rating lowered by Moody's Investors Service, which said there's an increasing risk the country may exit the euro region.
But any suspension would throw Moody's spring carnival plans into disarray, including those of Black Caviar, who has provided no fewer than six of Moody's nine Group 1 wins this season.
MOODY'S Investors Service has changed its outlook for the global exploration and production (E&P) industry to positive from stable.
Moody's Investor Service took a swipe at Cyprus' big three banks on Wednesday March 2, downgrading all three banks, at the same time as praising the strong liquidity positions of the banks.
hit Moody's Mood for Love, an interpretation of the 1935 ballad I'm in the Mood for Love.