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Morningstar, Inc.

A corporation that provides research and advisory services to clients. Its clients tend to be institutional investors, though a wide range of investors read its advisory newsletters. Morningstar is particularly well-known for its one page newsletters on more than 2,000 mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Some of its information is available for free on its website, but more detailed information is provided through subscription services.

Morningstar, Inc.

A Chicago-based financial information service best known for its mutual fund publication and mutual fund rating system. The firm's star-based rating system is widely utilized by individual investors in selecting mutual funds. Morningstar ratings are frequently included in mutual fund advertising.

Morningstar, Inc..

Morningstar, Inc., offers a broad range of investment information, research, and analysis online, in software products, and in print.

For example, the company rates open- and closed-end mutual funds and variable annuities, as well as other investment products, using a system of one to five stars, with five being the highest rating.

The Morningstar system is a risk-adjusted rating that brings performance, or return, and risk together into one evaluation.

In addition, Morningstar produces analytical reports on the funds and variable annuities it rates, as well as on stocks sold in US and international markets.

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In its announcement today, Morningstar comments: "Analyzing and valuing mortgage-backed bonds, which can be dramatically affected by prepayment rates, is notoriously difficult.
To determine a fund's star rating for a given time period, the fund's Morningstar risk score is subtracted from its Morningstar return score.
Morningstar currently provides data on more than 145,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles.
Compared with 2014, Morningstar analysts upgraded five plans and downgraded one plan:
Due to the differences in inception dates for each fund class, the Fund's Class A and I shares received a 4-Star and 5-Star Overall Morningstar Rating(TM ) respectively among 910 intermediate-term bond funds based on risk-adjusted returns associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating(TM) metrics.
Morningstar currently provides data on more than 125,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles.
7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today assigned preliminary ratings to seven classes of single-family rental pass-through certificates from Colony American Finance 2015-1 (CAF 2015-1), the third multiborrower, single-family rental securitization to market rated by Morningstar.
The Overall Morningstar Rating for the Funds are derived from a weighted average of the risk-adjusted performance figure associated with their 3 year Morningstar Rating metrics.