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S&P upgrades Raytheon Technologies to A- after merger completed

S&P Global Ratings raised some of the credit ratings of United Technologies Corp., the new aerospace and defense giant created by the all-stock merger of United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon Co. that closed April 3.

Raytheon Technologies' long-term issuer and unsecured debt ratings and its subsidiaries were upgraded to A- from BBB+, which reflected the ratings of United Technologies. The short-term ratings were affirmed at A-2. The new outlook is stable as the ratings were removed from CreditWatch with positive implications.

"The upgrade reflects improved credit metrics following the transactions," S&P Global Ratings said, citing Raytheon Co.'s low leverage.

S&P Global Ratings downgraded Raytheon Co.'s long-term issuer credit rating to A- from A+ and its short-term rating to A-2 from A-1. The ratings were removed from CreditWatch with negative implications and were subsequently withdrawn.

Raytheon Co.'s unsecured debt rating was also downgraded to A- from A+ and removed from CreditWatch.

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