Moody's Investors Service

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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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Moodys downgraded some Cablevision debt to to Ba2 from Ba1, following Altice's decision to increase debt.
But fundamental to the new projects is another high mark: a rare, AAA bond rating from Moodys Investor Services.
Governor Mary Fallin today issued the following statement after Moodys Investors Service issued a credit negative warning amid the Legislatures inability to reach an agreement on any long-term revenue measures:
According to Moodys report Pakistan rating is stable at BBB.
Think tank Moodys Analytics said local factories output would continue to be weighed down by cheap fuel prices, which had led to a decline in petroleum and chemical production worldwide.
So far, Moodys recent downgrade has had a limited impact on the market.
IRELAND will need a second bailout, credit agency Moodys warned yesterday.
The performance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) showed deteriorating trends in most countries in the second half of 2011, according to a new report by Moodys.
As part of the review process, Moodys intend to continue to engage in discussions with the respective government officials and issuers in the region regarding their policies and positions.
Moodys states that the uncertainty will remain "at least until President Hipolito Mejia's term ends in August";
The incremental debt is credit negative, deteriorating liquidity with less revolver capacity, Moodys said, noting this will increase interest expense.
Credit rating agency Moodys announced that it is upgrading Lufthansas long-term rating from Ba1 to Baa3 with a stable outlook and its short term rating from Not Prime to Prime-3, which means that Lufthansa now also has an investment grade rating from Moodys in both areas.