Is Gibson Brands Headed for a Default?

Moody’s Hits Gibson Brands with Another Credit Downgrade Moody’s Investors Service, one of the largest credit rating services in the world, has downgraded the credit rating for Gibson Brands, the Nashville-based parent of Gibson Guitar, Onkyo, Teac, KRK, Philips, Stanton … Continue reading

Toshiba Credit Rating Cut to ‘Junk’ Status by Moody’s

Last week, Moody’s Investors Service announced that it was cutting Toshiba Corp.’s long-term senior bond rating to Ba2, or “junk” status. Considering recent reports from Toshiba, a major industry player that is stumbling in the wake of a scandalous accounting … Continue reading

Economy Falling into Recession, Moody’s Cuts Japan’s Credit Rating

Saying that there is “rising uncertainty” with regards to the country’s debt situation, Moody’s has cut Japan’s credit rating. Yet another indicator of fundamental problems in one of the world’s most powerful economies, Japan’s problems go well beyond its dramatically … Continue reading

It’s Official, Moody’s Says Sony is ‘Junk’

In a move that has been highly anticipated or, depending on your point of view, highly dreaded,  Moody’s Investors Service cut its credit rating on Sony Corp. by one notch, dropping it below investment grade – taking it to “junk” … Continue reading

Moody’s Cuts Sony’s Credit Rating Again; Now Just One Notch Above ‘Junk’

The investment community remains unconvinced that new Sony Corp. CEO Kaz Harai is making meaningful headway in turning around the financial performance at the struggling tech manufacturer. And now Reuters is reporting out of Tokyo that credit rating agency Moody’s … Continue reading

S&P Cuts Sony’s Credit Rating to Just Above Junk, Issues Negative Outlook

<February 8, 2012> Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s today cut the long-term debt rating on Sony Corporation to BBB+, just two notches above “junk” status, and further issued a negative outlook which suggests a potential further drop in the … Continue reading