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NEW YORK, May 23 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has published its next installment of the
quarterly report 'U.S. Industrials Stats Quarterly - Fourth-Quarter 2012'. This
report provides financial and industry information for the U.S. Industrials
sector, including aerospace and defense, automotive, capital goods, and
The report has three sections. The first section contains credit comparison
tables and liquidity summaries. The second section provides company summaries
for operating performance and credit metrics over the past several years, as
well as summaries of the companies' key credit strengths and concerns as of the
end of the fourth-quarter 2012. The final section consists of charts and tables
covering macro indicators, input prices, and end-market demand.
This report is available on the Fitch website at 'www.fitchratings.com'.
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