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downgrade/upgrade/negative watch/positive watch

An upgrade or downgrade from a major ratings agency can be a big deal for a company, especially if they are near the line between “investment grade” and “high yield.” Before a company is formally upgraded or downgraded, it is often put on “positive/negative watch,” which is essentially a warning to investors that a rating change is going to occur unless the company’s financial situation changes.

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