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2012-08-08 02:22:33

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominican Metallurgical Complex, METALDOM, was assigned a long term A-(DOM) with positive outlook rating by Fitch Ratings, making it the strongest rated steel company in the Dominican Republic. According to Fitch Ratings, "METALDOM's rating reflects its position as one of the major participants in the manufacturing and commercialization of steel products for the construction sector." METALDOM's A-(DOM) rating was agreed based on...

2011-10-20 13:31:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE: HR) recently announced it has entered into a $700 million unsecured revolving credit facility, which replaces the previous $550 million facility. The new facility matures October 14, 2015 and may be extended for an additional year at the Company's option. The facility is currently priced at 1.50% over LIBOR, with a 0.35% facility fee, and is subject to other terms and conditions customary for...

2011-09-01 18:37:00

WRD finalizes Bond funding and maintains stellar credit rating from top agencies LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two top credit rating agencies, Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor's, graded the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) with a 'AA+' rating, indicating a very strong financial standing. The WRD yesterday finalized a Bond issuance for vital water projects that will provide long term future benefits to ratepayers throughout...

2011-09-01 01:30:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Algorithmics for $387 million, subject to price adjustments at closing. Algorithmics is a risk analytics firm with operations in Toronto, Canada. The company's risk analytics software, content and advisory services are used by banks, investment and insurance businesses to help assess risk, address regulatory requirements and make more insightful business decisions. Algorithmics is...

2011-08-10 11:21:00

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Opera Solutions, LLC (www.operasolutions.com), a global firm that applies advanced analytics to address the Big Data challenges of many of the world's leading organizations, today announced the hiring of Joseph Henbest and Bill Hunt as Vice Presidents in the company's Global Markets Analytics group. In their new positions, Mr. Henbest will lead the sales and business development activities for Opera's analytics in the financial portfolio...

2011-02-01 16:37:00

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) today announced that Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") upgraded NorthWestern's ratings as follows: To From --- ---- Senior Unsecured Bank Credit Facility Baa1 Baa2 First Mortgage Bonds A2 A3 Moody's...

2010-12-07 00:00:41

Senior Living Organization's Positive Credit Ratings Affirmed by S&P and Fitch West Point, PA (Vocus) December 6, 2010 ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, a suburban Philadelphia-based senior living company, reached a milestone recently by surpassing more than $1 billion in total assets. The achievement occurred when ACTS completed an affiliation earlier this year with two other senior living organizations, the Peninsula United Methodist Homes and Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland....

2010-10-19 17:11:00

BOGOTA, Colombia, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC; BVC: ECOPETROL; BVL: EC; TSX: ECP) announced today that the credit rating agency Fitch Ratings published a report on October 15 in which it raised the company's rating outlook from Stable to Positive, maintaining the long-term foreign and local currency ratings at BB+ and BBB-, respectively. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090209/ARM001LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-06-09 09:00:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitch Ratings, a global ratings agency, and TheMarkets.com, the premier provider of investment research and workflow solutions announced today that Fitch Ratings' fundamental credit research will be available as a premium service on TheMarkets.com. Fitch's fundamental credit research offers clients of TheMarkets.com unique insights into the global fixed income markets across Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, Global Infrastructure and...

2010-04-15 17:02:00

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) today announced that Fitch Ratings ("Fitch") upgraded NorthWestern's ratings as follows: To From --- ---- Issuer Default Rating - Long Term BBB BBB- Issuer Default Rating - Short Term F2 F3...