Investor activism may be hard on corporate creditors -Moody's

April 9, 2015 4:05 AM

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BOSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Tactics that activist investors say will benefit a company's shareholders may also raise the risk for the firm's creditors, a leading credit rating agency warned on Thursday.

Investors who push companies to consider tactics to boost stock prices via share buybacks, spin-offs, purchase of another company or other means also raise anxiety about a change in corporate strategy, Moody's Investors Services said in its annual report on shareholder activism.

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