STOCK WATCH: S&P Boosts HASBRO with "Positive"Rating

STOCK WATCH: S&P Boosts HASBRO with "Positive"Rating

Monday, September 15th, 2008 8:12pm CDT

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Despite the recent exchange crisis occuring with big investment corporation Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filing for bankruptcy and famed financial advisor Merrill Lynch being forced to sell its options to Bank of America, Transformers creator HASBRO (HAS NYSE) has been able to weather the storm.

So much in fact that stock analyst company Standard and Poor's Ratings Service has upgraded the second largest toy company in the United States from a "Stable due to strong operating performance" to "Positive". HASBRO originally suffered the downgrade when BMO Capital Markets placed its shares at "overvalued".

S&P also affirmed the company's ratings, including its "BBB" corporate credit rating."BBB" is a medium-grade investment-grade rating two notches above "junk bond" status.

The S&P stated that this move was made based on HASBRO's "increased discretionary cash flow and low debt leverage".

If you've just read all that and still aren't sure what to make of it, basically it means that HASBRO has taken a step back up in value despite the increase potential of a full scale recession. This is credited to the companies ability to cut back on unnecessary spending and the small price increase that will affect mid dollar range products that we reported here.

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Credit(s): Standard & Poor Ratings Services


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