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May 28, 2014
07:15 EDTMHFIMcGraw Hill Financial price target raised to $92 from $84 at FBR Capital
FBR Capital raised its price target for McGraw Hill Financial shares to $92 saying the "structural tailwind from refinancing is likely to reaccelerate in coming years." The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
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January 28, 2015
11:05 EDTMHFIS&P nears $1.37B settlement with states, DOJ, WSJ reports
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10:34 EDTMHFIS&P nearing $1.37B settlement with states and DOJ, DJ reports
Dow Jones cites sources, who say a settlement could be announced as soon as tomorrow.
January 21, 2015
11:02 EDTMHFIS&P near to $1.4B settlement on subprime ratings probe, Bloomberg says
S&P may settle subprime mortgage suits as early as next week, added Bloomberg. The S&P settlement is separate from the SEC probe into CMBS, according to Bloomberg.
10:58 EDTMHFIS&P near to $1.4B settlement on subprime ratings probe, Bloomberg says
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09:12 EDTMHFIS&P Ratings Services reaches settlements with SEC, Attorney Generals of NY, Mass
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09:08 EDTMHFINew York AG joins SEC in settlement with Standard and Poor's
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09:07 EDTMHFIS&P to pay $58M to settle SEC charges
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09:06 EDTMHFISEC announces charges against S&P for fraudulent ratings misconduct
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a series of federal securities law violations by Standard & Poorís Ratings Services involving fraudulent misconduct in its ratings of certain commercial mortgage-backed securities. S&P agreed to pay more than $58M to settle the SECís charges, plus an additional $19M to settle parallel cases announced by the New York Attorney Generalís office -- $12M -- and the Massachusetts Attorney Generalís office -- $7M. The SEC issued three orders instituting settled administrative proceedings against S&P. One order, in which S&P made certain admissions, addressed S&Pís practices in its conduit fusion CMBS ratings methodology. S&Pís public disclosures affirmatively misrepresented that it was using one approach when it actually used a different methodology in 2011 to rate six conduit fusion CMBS transactions and issue preliminary ratings on two more transactions. As part of this settlement, S&P agreed to take a one-year timeout from rating conduit fusion CMBS. In a separate order instituting a litigated administrative proceeding, the SEC Enforcement Division alleges that the former head of S&Pís CMBS Group fraudulently misrepresented the manner in which the firm calculated a critical aspect of certain CMBS ratings in 2011. Barbara Duka allegedly instituted the shift to more issuer-friendly ratings criteria, and the firm failed to properly disclose the less rigorous methodology. The matter against Duka will be scheduled for a public hearing before an administrative law judge for proceedings to adjudicate the Enforcement Divisionís allegations and determine what, if any, remedial actions are appropriate.
09:05 EDTMHFISEC announves charges against S&P for fraudulent ratings misconduct
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January 20, 2015
15:29 EDTMHFIS&P may pay $1.5B to U.S to settle ratings issue, Reuters says
S&P in talks with U.S. Justice department and individual states over mortgage ratings, Reuters added.
14:43 EDTMHFIS&P said to be banned by SEC on rating some CMBSs for year, Bloomberg reports
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14:16 EDTMHFIS&P said to be banned by SEC on rating some CMBSs for year, Bloomberg reports
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