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S&P Raises Dow Credit Outlook

2:53 PM MDT | August 11, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Standard & Poor's (S&P; New York), the credit ratings agency, has raised its credit outlook for Dow Chemical to 'positive' from 'stable.' While Dow's 'BBB-' rating is unchanged, the 'positive' outlook increases the odds of an upgrade. Improved second-quarter earnings based on stronger volumes, as well as declining debt and higher cash flow, led to the change in outlook, S&P says. S&P expects Dow have "at least modest revenue growth in 2011." "Our rating actions follow Dow's recent second-quarter earnings report which reflected...

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