TEXT-Fitch publishes food, beverage, tobacco stats report

Oct 12 - Fitch Ratings has published its quarterly report 'Food, Beverage, Tobacco and Consumer Stats - Second-Quarter 2012'. This report provides a summary of individual companies' operating and credit metrics over the past three fiscal years and the most recent 12 months; key credit strengths and concerns; and a summary of company liquidity positions as of the second-quarter 2012 for Fitch's rating universe of these sectors.

The report is available on the Fitch website at '

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Sectors >> Corporate Finance >> Corporates >> Research

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Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Food, Beverage, Tobacco, and Consumer Stats Quarterly - Second-Quarter 2012

(New York Ratings Team)

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