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Reuters: TEXT-S&P may raise Pentair 'BBB-' ratings

Overview -- Pentair Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of water treatment andstorage products, has announced its plan to merge with Tyco International Ltd.'s flow control business in an all-stock transaction totaling approximately$10 billion. -- We are placing our ratings on Pentair, inc Full story

Reuters: TEXT-S&P may cut American Rock Salt Co ratings

March 28 - Overview -- We expect that the unseasonably warm winter weather has substantially weakened demand for deicing rock salt and will likely result in significantly lower 2012 EBITDA for American Rock Salt Co. LLC (ARS). -- We are placing our ratings on ARS, including the 'B' c Full story

Reuters: TEXT-S&P puts Air Canada on watch negative on operations disruptions

March 23 - Overview -- We are placing all our ratings on Montreal-based Air Canada on CreditWatch with negative implications, including our 'B-' long-term corporate credit rating on the company. -- We base the CreditWatch placement on our concern that ongoing disruptions to Air Ca Full story

Reuters: TEXT-S&P places Dollar General ratings on watch positive

March 22 - Overview -- U.S. discount retailer Dollar General Corp. continues to achieve strong operating results and we expect debt leverage to approach the low-2.0x area in 2012. -- We are placing our ratings, including the 'BB+' corporate credit rating, on CreditWatch with positi Full story

Reuters: S&P Afrms New Enterprise Stone & Lime 'b-' Rtg; otlk stable

March 20 (Reuters) - Overview -- U.S.-based New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. (NESL) closed on its $265 million senior secured notes due 2018 and new $170 million asset-based revolving credit facility due in 2017. -- We removed all the ratings from CreditWatch where they were plac Full story

Reuters: TEXT-S&P may cut LCH.Clearnet Group 'A+/A-1' ratings

March 13 - Overview -- U.K.-based holding company LCH.Clearnet Group Ltd (LCHC) said it has recommended to its shareholders London Stock Exchange Group PLC's (LSEG)offer to buy a majority stake of up to 60% in LCHC, subject to shareholder, regulatory, and antitrust approvals. -- Full story

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