Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating

Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating

Also called SGL. A rating of the risk that a company will not be able to meet is short-term liabilities. SGL ratings are compiled and published by Moody's and are an assessment of a company's liquidity. SGL ratings are: SGL-1 (most liquid), SGL-2, SGL-3, SGL-4 (least liquid).

Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating (SGL)

Assessment of a firm's ability to meet obligations coming due during the next twelve months. The SGL rating system was developed by Moody's Investors Service to provide guidance regarding a company's liquidity risk and the possibility of default. Rating assignments range from SGL-1 (very good) to SGL-4 (weak).
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At the same time, Moody's assigned a Ba3 Corporate Family Rating, a B1-PD Probability of Default rating and an SGL-3 Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating. Ratings of PCG and PG&E remain on review for downgrade.
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The ratings agency upgraded Bombardier's speculative grade liquidity rating to SGL-2 from SGL-3 and affirmed its Ba2 corporate family, Ba2 probability of default and Ba2 senior unsecured ratings, as Bombardier's transport segment "should continue to perform relatively well [in] the downturn".
Moody's also downgraded Gogo's speculative grade liquidity rating to SGL-3 from SGL-2.
The company's Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating was raised to SGL-2 from SGL-3.
Moody's also assigned Dollar Tree a Corporate Family Rating of Ba2, a Probability of Default Rating of Ba2-PD and a speculative grade liquidity rating of SGL1.
Hertz also carries a speculative grade liquidity rating of SGL-3.
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The SGL 2 speculative grade liquidity rating was affirmed.

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