SOURCE: Brighton Markets

November 14, 2011 09:00 ET

Europe Situation Forecasts Change - Report Highlights Caterpillar Inc. and Moody's Corporation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - Today, www.BrightonMarkets.com announced new reports highlighting Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=CAT&cob=MCO.

With the European Financial Stability Facility set to increase to $1.4 trillion, it marks a significant move forward to strengthen the safety net in place for Europe's most troubled countries. Private bondholders of Greek debt are settling at a 50% haircut as another $180 billion in fresh aid is set to arrive, enabling banks to recapitalize at a healthy 9% reserve. Overall, these measures will bring Greece's debt burden down to 120% of GDP by 2020. An important consideration is political commitment to this road map. Currently the global community appears to be on point with ECB's initiative, an outlook that should be sufficient to support markets around current levels.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on Caterpillar Inc. for its current position within the industrial goods industry. Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar) is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Company also is a service provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services. The full research report on Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=CAT.

Brighton Markets has released research on Moody's Corporation for its changing role within the services industry. Moody's Corporation (Moody's) is a provider of credit ratings; credit and economic related research, data and analytical tools, risk management software and quantitative credit risk measures, credit portfolio management solutions, training and financial credentialing and certification services. The full research report on Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?cob=MCO.

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