Posts Tagged ‘bonds’

Fitch gives Memorial Hospital bonds an ‘A’

by Published: April 17,2011

Tags: bonds, debt rating, healthcare, hospitals, municipal government

GULFPORT — Fitch Ratings has affirmed at “A” two City of Gulfport, Mississippi bonds issued on behalf of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (MHG). The bonds are $25.3 million hospital revenue refunding & improvement bonds, series 1994A and $59.5 million hospital revenue bonds, series 2001A. Fitch assigned the bonds a rating outlook of “stable.” Fitch wrote: […] [...]

State lawmakers approve $422M-plus bond bill

by Published: March 28,2011

Tags: bonds, budget, state government

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have voted to borrow $422.8 million to pay for needs ranging from economic development to repairs on college campuses. The comprehensive bond bill, which includes more than 100 projects, drew lengthy debate in the House and Senate before passing in both. The bill has been held for more debate before it […] [...]

Baker Donelson ranked tops in bond work

by Published: March 8,2011

Tags: bonds, law, law firms

JACKSON — Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been ranked as the top bond counsel firm in Mississippi by The Bond Buyer, a national news outlet serving the municipal bond industry. In its annual “Southeast Year-End Review,” The Bond Buyer compiled rankings based on the total transaction amount for bond issues maturing in […] [...]

Fitch gives SMEPA bonds ‘A-‘ and ‘stable’ outlook

by Published: September 30,2010

Tags: bonds, debt rating, energy, utilities

HATTIESBURG — Fitch Ratings has assigned an initial rating of “A-” to the following South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) outstanding bonds:–$40 million Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds, series 2009A; –$22.645 million Claiborne County, MS pollution control bonds, 1985 series G1 and G2. In addition, Fitch also assigns an implied rating of […] [...]

Bond package approved for school construction

by Published: August 18,2010

Tags: bonds, construction, education

LEFLORE COUNTY — Leflore County school officials will move forward with plans to build a new building at Amanda Elzy Elementary School after officials approved a $3-million bond package this week. Superintendent Jean Hall tells the Greenwood Commonwealth she had received no letters of protest regarding the interest-free bond package. The school board approved the […] [...]

Fitch rates health system’s bonds ‘AA’

by Published: July 23,2010

Tags: bonds, healthcare, hospitals

TUPELO — Fitch Ratings has assigned an “AA” rating to approximately $75 million in Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Facilities Authority revenue bonds (North Mississippi Health Services), 2010 series 1. Additionally, Fitch has affirmed the “AA” rating on North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) approximately $127.6 million in outstanding parity debt, as well as the “F1+” short-term […] [...]

Fitch downgrades Baptist’s bonds

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings has downgraded Mississippi Baptist Health System’s (MBHS’) $113.9-million Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Facilities Authority revenue bonds, series 2007A, to “BBB+” from “A-.” The rating outlook is revised to “stable” from “negative.” Fitch said the downgrade reflects declining profitability and weakening business position. Profitability continues to decline with earnings deteriorating since the […] [...]

Fitch rates state bonds ‘AA’

by Published: October 16,2009

Tags: bonds, debt rating, state government

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings has assigned “AA” ratings to the following State of Mississippi (the state) general obligation (GO) bonds: $340.375-million taxable GO bonds, series 2009D; $120-million taxable GO bonds, series 2009E; $64.145-million GO refunding bonds, series 2009F; and, $98.3-million GO Build America Bonds, series 2009G (Direct Payment – Federally Taxable). Additionally, Fitch has affirmed […] [...]

Fitch removes negative watch from bonds

by Published: October 2,2009

Tags: bonds, debt rating, healthcare, Modern Healthcare

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings has affirmed 20 classes of senior bonds, removed the rating watch of “negative” and affirmed seven classes of subordinate bonds issued by Mississippi Higher Education Assistance Corporation (MHEAC) 1999 Trust. The rating outlook remains “stable” for the senior bonds. The actions are based on the improving credit profile of the trust […] [...]

Fitch rates education bonds

by Published: September 10,2009

Tags: bonds, education

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings assigns an “AA-” rating to the University of Mississippi (UM) Educational Building Corporation’s (EBC) approximately $15.2 million of revenue bonds, series 2009C-1 (Residential College Project – Phase II) and Build America Bonds, series 2009C-2 (Residential College Project – Phase II, Federally Taxable Build America Bonds) (collectively, the bonds). A portion of […] [...]

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