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2014-04-15 16:28:40

SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced that its investment grade corporate credit rating from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") has been upgraded from BBB- to BBB. BioMed Realty was the first real estate investment trust dedicated to the life science industry to receive investment grade corporate credit ratings from S&P and Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") in April 2010. The company received positive...

2014-03-31 08:29:36

SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced that its rating outlook on its investment grade corporate credit rating from Moody's Investors Service has been revised to positive from stable. The company previously received a positive outlook on its investment grade corporate credit rating from Standard & Poor's Rating Services in June 2013. According to Greg N. Lubushkin, Chief Financial Officer of BioMed Realty, "We are very...

2014-02-11 08:38:28

Credit balances grow as financial institutions loosen credit terms and nonfinancial lenders open more accounts for small businesses COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian(®), the leading global information services company, today announced that the Experian/Moody's Analytics Small Business Credit Index rose 1.2 points to 117 due to the growth of small-business credit balances. According to the Q4 2013 report, the increase marked the fourth consecutive quarter of...

2014-01-09 16:27:39

WESTWOOD, Mass., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RAGE Frameworks, a provider of technology enabled solutions and services, released a white paper describing how it applied patented technology to automate the Financial Statement Spreading operations at a global Financial Services firm cutting costs by 75% and dramatically improving quality and compliance in a previously manual, non-scalable and error-prone process. RAGE LiveSpread(TM) automatically aggregates and extracts data from...

2013-12-19 16:28:09

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) ("HTA") announced today that Moody's Investors Services ("Moody's") has upgraded HTA's investment grade credit rating to Baa2, with a stable outlook. Moody's specifically cited HTA's high quality, on-campus medical office building portfolio, low leverage profile, and successful execution of its recent growth strategy as rationale for the upgrade. "We are excited to announce the upgrade...

2013-12-13 16:22:51

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) ("Continental" or the "Company") announced today that Moody's Investor Services ("Moody's") has upgraded the Company to investment grade. Moody's increased Continental's senior unsecured rating to Baa3 from Ba2. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120327/DA76602LOGO) John D. Hart, Continental's Chief Financial Officer, commented, "We are pleased to have Moody's recognize Continental as...

2013-12-02 12:24:50

CINCINNATI, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has refinanced its debt with a new $275 million senior secured credit facility. The facility consists of a $200 million, seven-year term loan and a $75 million, five-year revolver. The company used net proceeds to refinance the previous senior secured credit facilities that were scheduled to mature in 2016. "Terms of the new debt align very well with our strategic plans," said Tim Wesolowski, chief...

2013-09-25 04:21:56

PARIS, September 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This focuses on solicited corporate ratings following the SpreadResearch ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) Credit Rating Agency Registration July 1st, 2013. This achievement clearly demonstrates SpreadResearch's know-how in fundamental credit research. At the same time, Spread Research is strengthening its investment recommendation capabilities in reinforcing its team in France and in the UK. SpreadResearch...

2013-09-23 12:20:54

DETROIT, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported today that Moody's Investors Service upgraded the company to investment grade rating, from Ba1 to Baa3, with a stable outlook. According to Moody's announcement, the upgrade reflects its view that GM's competitive position and credit metrics will continue to improve based on the strength of the company's new product introductions in the U.S., its solid position in the increasingly important Chinese auto...

2013-09-19 08:32:40

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