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Marathon's growth is focused on U.S. shale development, including the Eagle Ford (Texas), Bakken (North Dakota), and STACK and SCOOP plays in Oklahoma.Jan 02, 2017
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Fair Fair Poor Poor None Stable -- -- Marathon Oil Corp MRO (NYSE) | BBB Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit...
Crown Castle Rating Affirmed at BBB-; Outlook Stable on Solid Organic Growth ProspectsDec 30, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Fair Poor Poor Good Narrow Stable -- -- Crown Castle International Corp CCI (NYSE) | BBB- Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This...
AmerisourceBergen's leverage has fallen after recent acquisitions.Dec 30, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Good Good Fair Good Wide Stable -- -- AmerisourceBergen Corp ABC (NYSE) | A Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit Research...
Recent liquidity injections provide some financial stability in the intermediate term.Dec 29, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Poor Poor Very Poor Poor None Positive -- -- Bombardier Inc BBD.B (TSE) | B- Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This...
Improving returns on invested capital and manageable leverage result in positive outlook for Ingersoll-Rand.Dec 29, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Fair Fair Fair Good Narrow Positive -- -- Ingersoll-Rand PLC IR (NYSE) | BBB Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit...
A wide moat, leading U.S. market position, and strong credit metrics offset global market share concerns.Dec 29, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Good Fair Good Good Wide Negative -- -- The Hershey Co HSY (NYSE) | A+ Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit...
We Are Placing Windstream Holdings Under ReviewDec 29, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Fair Poor Very Poor Poor Narrow -- UR+ -- Windstream Holdings Inc WIN (NAS) | B- Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This...
Republic's competitive advantage boosts its credit profile, but its rating is constrained slightly by high leverage.Dec 29, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Fair Poor Good Good Narrow Negative -- -- Republic Services Inc RSG (NYSE) | BBB+ Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit...
Portfolio transformation increases operating margins and strengthens credit profile.Dec 29, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Very Good Fair Good Very Good Wide Stable -- -- Procter & Gamble Co PG (NYSE) | AA Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved...
McCormick's credit rating is driven by its wide economic moat.Dec 29, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Good Fair Good Very Good Wide Stable -- -- McCormick & Co Inc MKC (NYSE) | A+ Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This...
Masco has done a nice job of chipping away at its sizable debt load.Dec 29, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Fair Fair Fair Good Narrow NA -- -- Masco Corp MAS (NYSE) | BBB- Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit Research...
Waste Management's credit profile benefits from strong returns on invested capital but is offset by its high leverage.Dec 28, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Good Poor Fair Good Narrow Stable -- -- Waste Management Inc WM (NYSE) | BBB+ Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit...
We've Updated Our Arconic Forecasts in Light of Investor Day Guidance; Fair Value Estimate LoweredDec 28, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Poor Poor Fair Poor None Stable -- -- Arconic Inc ARNC (NYSE) | BB+ Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit Research...
Capital One's Third Quarter: Charge-Offs Increase, but So Do Income and Loan YieldDec 28, 2016
...Business Risk* Stress Test* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Very Poor Very Poor Very Poor Very Poor Narrow Stable -- -- Capital One Financial Corp COF (NYSE) | A- Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All...
Constellation Brands' credit rating upgraded on improving credit profile.Dec 27, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Fair Poor Fair Good Narrow Stable -- -- Constellation Brands Inc STZ (NYSE) | BBB- Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit...
Alexa, What Should Investors Know About Amazon Coming Out of This Holiday Season?Dec 27, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Good Good Good Very Good Wide NA -- -- Amazon.com Inc AMZN (NAS) | BBB+ Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This...
Mattel's Intangible Asset Stabilizes as Core Categories Show Consistent Growth; Shares UndervaluedDec 27, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Fair Poor Good Good Narrow Negative -- -- Mattel Inc MAT (NAS) | BBB+ Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This Credit Research...
Sustainable competitive advantages and strong financial metrics lead to low credit risk for Brown-Forman.Dec 27, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Good Good Very Good Very Good Wide Stable -- -- Brown-Forman Corp BF.B (NYSE) | A+ Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights...
Bed Bath & Beyond's rating reflects the lack of economic moat coupled with modest leverage.Dec 27, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Fair Fair Fair Good None Stable -- -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc BBBY (NAS) | BBB+ Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved. This...
Hormel downgraded to accommodate acquisition strategy; low debt leverage and narrow moat remain.Dec 23, 2016
...Business Risk* Cash Flow CushionTM* Solvency Score* Distance To Default* Economic MoatTM* Outlook Review Short Term Rating Good Good Very Good Very Good Narrow Stable -- -- Hormel Foods Corp HRL (NYSE) | AA- Morningstar Corporate Credit Research © Morningstar ####. All Rights Reserved...