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High Debt Load: After the sale of its stake in the London Stock Exchange, Moody's (MCO) lowered the company's credit rating to BB, which may make it harder to issue debt. This is a result of the significant amount of debt on its balance sheet. Consequently, it will now have to pay a higher interest rate on its newly-issued bonds, making it more expensive to fund growth initiatives through debt. .