S&P Cuts Sun Microsystems Credit Rating to Junk Status

Analyst Martha Toll-Reed says the downgrade reflects weak and inconsistent profitability, and expectation that Sun will be challenged to profitably expand its market presence

On Mar. 5, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its corporate credit rating on Sun Microsystems (SUNW ) to 'BB+', below investment grade, from 'BBB'. The downgrade reflects weak and inconsistent profitability, and Standard & Poor's expectation that Sun will be challenged to profitably expand its market presence, says analyst Martha Toll-Reed.

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