CHICAGO - Moody's Investors Service yesterday said it would develop a new set of liquidity measures to take into account when examining the credit profiles of universities, hospitals, and other nonprofit groups.

The rating agency currently gathers information on a credit's liquidity position on a case-by-case basis, but the new ratios will be an effort to include more consistent information for investors, analysts said in a report called "Moody's Developing New Liquidity Ratios for U.S. Universities, Hospitals & Other Not-for-Profits."

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